Commercial Merchandising Trainee at Cargill
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Commercial Merchandising Trainee

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Job ID 211107 Date posted 06/15/2022 Location : Bucharest, Romania

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 Commercial Merchandising Trainee will take part in our 24 months accelerated professional program at Cargill, in order to learn commercial business, acquire experience and after passing the milestones in the development plan become a Merchant within Cargill.

Key Accountabilities

  • Understand the agricultural commodities trading industry and the markets for commodity merchandising
  • Develop knowledge on Cargill's trading and hedging strategies, tactics and practices, including the use of futures, risk management derivatives and structured products
  • Understand drivers of profit and loss and take commercial decisions to generate revenue
  • Coordinate transportation and logistics to execute commodity contracts and interacting with other functions across the business
  • Develop collaborative relationships with external customers and suppliers in a customer facing role
  • Understand the local supply and demand factors that impact markets.
  • Learn on the job from specialists, developing technical and soft skills and receiving coaching from the manager and peers
  • You will work under direct supervision and handle basic issues and problems, while referring more complex issues to higher-level staff
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Fresh graduates or maximum 3 years of prior internship/work experience
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills in local language and English
  • Computer literate, Microsoft Office proficient
  • Strong analytical skills and commercial mindset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle risks and ambiguity
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in  finance or economics, business administration or equivalent experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player, able to thrive in a diverse and multicultural environment
  • High interest in digital transformation and digital products
  • Agile self-starter and quick learner, able to navigate a complex environment

The recruitment process typically involves an initial online assessment, followed by interviews. Only suitable applicants will be  invited for an interview and they will receive additional information about the next steps.


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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