Market Advisor


Balance4ward is a cattle feeding management company focused on creating opportunities for mid-market cattlemen who want to get more out of their businesses. As a Market Advisor, you will advise clients to adopt our proven process to manage their market risk and deploy successful cattle and grain marketing strategies. This position joins a team of professionals who are passionate about delivering best-in-class services to level the playing field for cattle feeders across the Midwest.

Job Summary:

This is NOT a sales role. Our sales team will deliver customers to you. The Market Advisor is a relationship and trust builder, who will help our customers stay disciplined to our proven 5-step process that delivers repeatable profits in both cattle and grain.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Understands and appreciates the mid-market segment of the cattle feeding industry
  • Knowledge of and experience trading multiple commodity markets
  • Understands how to generate profits in a highly leveraged, margin-based business
  • Enjoys coaching and helping people with cattle and grain marketing strategies
  • A humble decision maker that can be bold, while also being able to accept being wrong
  • Has a patient, flexible and adaptable working style. This allows for productive conversations with all customers, regardless of their experience level with futures trading and cash marketing
  • Desire to be proactive and take risk trading the trend rather than as a traditional risk manager
  • Sees value in following process, versus flying by the seat of their pants
  • Demonstrates the exceptional ability to build trust and communicate with people of diverse personalities

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Train and influence customers to follow our proven 5-step process
  • Deliver “Weekly Packet” to customers weekly and/ or monthly, assisting them with cattle and grain marketing strategies and decisions
  • Facilitate customers’ futures orders and fills
  • Coordinate and manage weekly and/or monthly client calls
  • Craft well-researched, concise, and coherent recommendations for inclusion in the weekly packet
  • Identify opportunities for cross-selling Balance4ward services and communicate the value of those to clients


  • Series 3 license holder or the ability to obtain licenses within 6 months after hire
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required
  • Experience in livestock industry required with experience trading cattle and grain futures preferred
  • Ability to travel to customer locations
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with clients


If interested, please fill out the Career Application Form here. 


Posted on

October 5, 2023