Grain Originator in London at Sollio Agriculture

Date Posted: 10/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Sollio Agriculture believes farming is all about common sense and proactively works to bring farmers the right product and actionable knowledge for livestock, crop inputs, and grain, in order to achieve sustainable prosperity for their farm and family. In Ontario, a dedicated grain team works hand in hand with farmers to serve the industrial, local and international markets. This involves global export via multiple partnerships, access to a team of experts for local farmers and diverse contracting options over many delivery points. Sollio Agriculture is part of La Coop fédérée (The LCF group), the second largest agricultural organization in Canada, and the 24th largest agri-cooperative in the world. It represents and serves more than 120,000 members, agricultural producers, and consumers across Canada.


Our sector is seeking a:


Grain Originator   - Classe 5 (P1)


Work Location: Palmerston, Ontario

Status: Permanent, Full Time, New Hire

** Work location: Southwestern Ontario.


Sollio Agriculture – A new player in an exciting market with opportunities across Ontario!

We are looking for experienced grain originators as well as individuals who have an interest in the profession with an aptitude for learning and an understanding of Ontario Ag, the excitement of the company growth, the ability to join a network with national reach, the commitment to our farm customer and the ability to service that customer with the resources of a larger network but the personal touch of a smaller Community.

More specifically, this position is responsible for procuring grain from farm customers, aligning with the company’s originations goals and merchandising strategies. The focus of this position is to develop and expand a client base, using excellent customer service strategies while maximizing profit opportunities.

The main responsibilities are:

  • Purchase grain from current customers as well as expand the market share within a territory;
  • Assist with the maintenance of a regional S&D for key commodities;
  • Deliver a successful grain origination plans to meet long term market share objectives;
  • Increase grain originations volumes, while maintaining or increasing profitability in accordance with merchandising team guidelines;
  • Execute the strategies that manage increasing competition through implementing innovative origination approaches, programs, products and services;
  • Work closely with the logistics team using communication vehicles, both internal and external, to support timely deliveries;
  • Monitor and communicate shipping information, quality issues, grade differences and rejected shipments;
  • Monitor and administer purchase contracts, following through the process to accurate payments to the customer upon delivery;
  • Provide excellent customer service in a courteous and professional manner.



  • You have the ability to work effectively under defined time constraints with peak workloads;
  • You possess a community college or University diploma recognized apprenticeship or equivalent;
  • You hold more than one year of relevant or related experience;
  • You have excellent negotiating and problem-solving skills;
  • You have excellent communication skills via phone or in person, with the ability relay market data effective to customers;
  • You have advance knowledge of common office programs, Smartsoft systems knowledge is an asset.


If you want to join the ranks of an organization with a bright future that provides interesting challenges, a stimulating work environment as well as a competitive compensation package, we invite you to join our team.

Send your application to, by the 21/11/2019 at the latest.

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Sollio Agriculture is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your consideration.