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CHS Inc. Director of Derivatives Risk Management in Inver Grove Hghts, Minnesota

Director of Derivatives Risk Management

Date: May 4, 2021


Inver Grove Hghts, MN, US, 55077-1721 Geneve, CH, 1213

Req ID: 1177

Division: Grain Marketing NA

Employment Type: Full Time

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 11,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Commercial and Risk Management department. We are looking for a Director of Derivatives Risk Management. This senior position is responsible for leading a team to develop a derivative trading and risk management desk. Specifically related to futures trading and derivatives analytics to support product lines and cash trading, data analysis and position recommendations, using algorithm models to facilitate futures trades and commodity positions.


  • Proven track record managing a derivative based P&L.

  • Engage with product lines and the global research desk to develop derivative strategies to optimize cash positions and mitigate risk.

  • Lead a team that includes data scientists, data analysts and traders to analyze and deliver recommendations to cash desks which supports a trading bias, technical analysis and identifies macro market movement.

  • Build a derivative trading program framework to effectively give the company a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

  • Develop a best in class value at risk and daily mark to market structure to manage real time risk on basis movement and increase transparency to overall business activity.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (or related field)

  • 15+ years of cash and derivatives trading experience to include:

  • Expert level knowledge of global cash, grain and energy commodity derivatives markets

  • Understanding of derivative trading rules and regulations

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Cross business unit coordination experience

  • 10+ years of leadership experience with progressively advancing levels of responsibilities

Additional Qualifications

  • MBA

  • 5+ years of trading financial derivative instruments experience

  • 8+ years of International trade market experience

  • Series 3 license

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify the information.