Grain Purchaser (Full Time Position)

Location: Champaign

Evercorn, Inc. is looking to hire driven individuals who are looking to challenge themselves in a global work environment.


Evercorn, Inc is a subsidiary to a large Japanese corn starch manufacturer with more than 150 years of history.  Evercorn, inc. buys corn in the U.S. and ships it to Japan.  Some corn is purchased through trading companies and some is purchased directly. The company also aids the parent company in research and development of new products.



  • Japanese language skills ( Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 or equivalent required, N2 will be considered).
  • Native English speaker.
  • GPA 3.00 or higher.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.
  • Looking for candidates with strong work ethic and who are willing to travel often.
  • Open to all majors; interest in agribusiness is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Purchase the required amount of grain at the best possible price, taking into consideration quality, grain type and logistics. 
  • Gather, analyze, centrally organize and communicate to Japan information on the trends in the U.S. corn market.
  • Coordinate, arrange, oversee, and record all storage and transportation of purchased corn from the point of origin to delivery in Japan.
  • Interpret and Translate Japanese/English.


  • We are willing to teach or support on-the-job training for the appropriate candidate who lacks experience but is willing to learn.
  • New graduates welcome!


We are also looking for students who would like to work as interns at any time. Time-frame, salary and work location for interns are negotiable.




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