Underwood, ND
Full Time
Commodities & Marketing
Entry Level


Position: Merchandiser
Employment Status: Fulltime
Posted to: Internal & External Applicants
Location: Underwood (preferred) or Spiritwood, ND
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Hiring Range: DOE

Company Overview
Harvestone Low Carbon Partners (HLCP) is a midwestern biofuels enterprise that owns Blue Flint, a 73 million gallon per year biorefinery in operation since 2007 near Underwood, North Dakota; Dakota Spirit, a 75 million gallon per year biorefinery in operation since 2015 near Spiritwood, North Dakota; and Iroquois Bio Energy Company, a 50 million per year biorefinery in operation since 2007 at Rensselaer, Indiana. Together with our partners, we are building a renewable energy future for our country, creating value for local producers, and bringing prosperity to our communities.

We: are accountable, act professionally, behave ethically, serve customers passionately, communicate candidly, and perform safely.

Position Overview
The merchandiser position will be responsible for performing commodity trading, risk management and customer development activities necessary for the success of Harvestone Low Carbon Partners (HLCP). This will involve merchandising physical commodities including corn, DDGs and ethanol, executing futures/options trades to manage margins, analyzing local and global market conditions and building strong relationships with customers and suppliers. 

The major duties of this job will involve connecting quickly with people in a warm, poised, and enthusiastic way.  If you prefer working at a very fast pace with variable tasks, enjoy working cooperatively with and through people in order to complete tasks and meet organizational goals, please consider applying.

Work schedule will primarily be normal daytime business hours, Monday through Friday, with additional hours required as needed.

This position will require weekly travel between both ND ethanol facilities along with travel to off-site events and/or meetings.  Most travel will occur during the day; limited overnight travel would be required.  This position’s main office could be at either the Spiritwood or Underwood location.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, ag economics, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and direct work experience
  • Three years of progressive experience in grain merchandising, grain purchasing, commodity risk management or similar applicable experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
The preferred applicant will have experience in the following areas:
  • Prior experience trading and managing risk in a grain processing setting
  • Prior leadership experience including directing or scheduling work
  • Proven skills understanding and executing futures, options and other derivative trades to hedge margins and manage risk
  • Experience managing inventory of high volume commodity production with limited on site storage
  • Ability to quickly build strong relationships with a large number of customers and suppliers
  • Knowledge of the ethanol industry and the local trade area for HLCP facilities
  • Experience with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

All employment offers will be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and a federal and state background check. 

Application Procedure:
If you meet the requirements for this position, please go to and upload your resume.  This position is Open Until Filled.

**All applicants will receive an email notification that their resume was submitted.


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