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Merchant Assistant in Burlington, VT at Lansing Trade Group

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

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Job Description


The Merchant Assistant provides administrative and customer support to the Merchant Team.  This position is responsible for the accurate and timely execution of the entire purchase and sales contract process from entry to final settlement.  The individual in this position maintains a computer database of information should have a general knowledge of accounting procedures, is responsible for accurately inputting trades, generating reports, troubleshooting to resolve issues, and providing customer service to buyers and sellers. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

This individual reports directly to their assigned merchant team and assists with documenting daily trading of commodities, data entry into computer to record quantity, cost, delivery and billing information. 

  • Assist Merchant team with documenting daily trading of commodities, data entry into computer to record quantity, cost, delivery and billing information. Provide futures reconciliation and verification of trader’s daily and monthly positions.
  • Generate sales invoices and settlement checks on a daily basis. Review and assist in the collection of accounts receivable as needed.
  • Provide logistical support for commodity shipments by rail, truck or barge. May include supplying and billing of equipment, tracing rail cars, troubleshooting delivery issues, and payment of freight.
  • Provide assistance to customers in resolving commodity, freight, accounting, and other issues.
  • Utilize computer programs to maintain purchases, sales, futures, transportation, freight variance and daily position reports.

Position Qualifications:

Education: 2-year degree or equivalent Administrative/Billing Assistant or Grain Accounting experience.  4 year degree preferred.


  • General knowledge of accounting process and ability to reconcile information.
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organization and with external customers.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and independently.
  • Possess excellent follow-up skills.
  • Requires computer aptitude for database management, general word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Willingness to take on additional duties and responsibilities as needed.


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