Pulse-Grain Buyer

Columbia Grain


Work with local manager and other Columbia Grain employees regarding origination of product.


A leader in Pacific Northwest grain and pulse markets, focused on customer satisfaction. Columbia Grain, International, LLC was formed in 1978 to create a superior source of western grain and pulses for domestic and export markets. Our goal has been to develop an advanced grain and pulse trading organization, not only in terms of storage and shipping, but also in quality and reliability of our information and products. With customer satisfaction as our goal, we are one of the leaders in marketing U.S. agricultural products.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for procurement, contracting and transportation of pulses, grain and other products.
  • Assist with logistics that may include off site storage at other locations.
  • Buying products for any of the regions locations as the opportunity arises.
  • Work with producers on seed decisions and logistics of same.
  • Work with other CGI employees and producers to forecast seed demand.
  • Gather local price and crop information and forward it on to the team.
  • Work with the processing facilities managers to ensure they have the product they need to operate.
  • In addition to the primary function in the edible bean business this role will also support CGI’s grain, agronomy and other businesses.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily in a fast-paced, dynamic market environment.  Attention to detail and ability to multi-task are essential.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or two to five years grain handling experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as company procedures and manuals. Ability to communicate effectively with customers and other employees.  Computer literate and keyboard skills are necessary.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in units of measure (bushels, short tons, metric tons and CWT) using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ten-key by touch is recommended.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


  • Competitive wages depending on experience
  • Medical/dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • cafeteria plan
  • Life/ADD/LTD Insurance