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Intern, Feedstock Developement in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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Job Description


The purpose of this position is to assist in the analysis of the existing purchasing projects as well as assist in the evaluation of potential business development opportunities and commercial operations. 


Analysis Function

  • Perform business unit and financial analysis
  • Relate profitability, input costs, and strategic planning

Special Projects

  • Design and implementation of key business projects
  • Conduct research on commodities and trends
  • Analyzing research results – both quantitatively and qualitatively, in written and presentation form
  • Formulating a recommendation based upon your analysis
  • Properly documenting and supporting your research and analysis
  • Develop materials for internal and external meetings
Other frequent duties:
  • Collection of published data related to commodity trading
  • Assembly of market intelligence from industry professionals
  • Operations work including facilitating analysis of sampling and vendor documentation 

Perform other duties as assigned 


Education Required: Pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Professional degree – , Business Administration, Economics, International Relations, Modern Languages, Political Economy, Public Policy or related degree

**Senior or Junior status required (or graduate status) 

Experience Required: Analytical business experience preferred

**Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred 

Skills Required

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Strong analytical research 

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Strong interpersonal skills

Knowledge in data analysis

Language Skills including, but not limited to, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish and or Arabic

Prior residency or study abroad in emerging markets

Basic math, finance and accounting skills


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