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Trade Execution Supervisor

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Job ID 194327 Date posted 03/29/2022 Location : Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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 Trade and Compliance Supervisor will lead a team that performs logistics and documentation, develops and plans export processes, customs documentation, shipping, and receiving of foreign merchandise to ensure it arrives at correct time. We seek a professional with technical knowledge of trade execution practices and procedures to issue import licenses and complete monetary transactions associated with the import at destination in a timely manner.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead and contribute to the development and cultivation of relationships with small accounts, customers, clients, suppliers and other business partners.
  • Coordinate work with external authorities to verify and comply with all customs requirements.
  • Provide guidance to ensure compliance with the home and foreign country government laws and customs regulations.
  • Oversee preparation, review, approval and maintenance of files for export documents and logistics activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports. You will also spend time completing the same tasks as employees on your team.
  • Address and settle any logistics and/or documentation challenges with the local supply chain stakeholders.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum one year of directly related work experience
  • Minimum one year of supervisory experience
  • Fluent English and French speaker
  • Ability to travel in the different West African countries where we operate. At busy/challenging times this could be up to 50% of the successful candidate’s time. In more normal times it could be up to 25% of their time.
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply


  • Knowledge of Cotton exports in West African region


  • Use compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
  • Develop and deliver multimode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Know the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, focusing on continuous improvement.
  • Ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders within the business, i.e., commercial, risk, supply chain


  • Ability to manage experienced professionals.
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