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Blue Danube Oilseeds Merchant Manager

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Job ID 290582 Date posted 06/20/2024 Location : Padova, Italy | Bucharest, Romania | Sofia, Bulgaria | Budapest, Hungary Category  TRADING Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Regional Merchandising Associate Director will lead and direct complex merchant work. In this role, you will drive a regional business to manage risk, customer interface, strategy development and commercial asset and supply chain management of commodities in a domestic and international marketplace. You will lead a team that originates, processes, trades and supplies products in the region.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead a team of merchants to develop the short and medium term strategies for optimum utilization of commodity processing in a region.

  • Provide direction and oversight to ensure customer and supplier strategies are developed which maximize local margins and provide appropriate market access for the group.

  • Establish daily prices on a real time basis and handle the negotiation of sales and purchasing contracts with customers and suppliers to maximize revenues.

  • Partner collaboratively and direct communications and interactions with supply chain, plant operations, quality assurance and finance colleagues to ensure focus on safety, customers, operational efficiency, profit maximization and efficient execution.

  • Analyze and review profit and loss, business and customer activity on a monthly basis to understand results and drive actions within the team to enable growth and improvement.

  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of six years of experience as a merchant or trader

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of supervisory experience, leading team of traders or merchants

We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:  
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