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Director, Derivatives & Commodities Compliance

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Job ID REG02228 Date posted 05/20/2020 Location : Region - Asia | Singapore | China
Position Purpose & Summary
Derivatives & Commodities Compliance (DCC) is responsible for overseeing Cargill’s program with respect to regulations and exchange rules on derivatives and commodities globally. It is accountable for developing and deploying an overall effective derivatives and commodities compliance program across the compliance framework elements, including activities that prevent, detect and respond to compliance risks and misconduct.

The Director, Asia Pacific Derivatives & Commodities Compliance is responsible for leading Cargill’s derivatives & commodities compliance activities across Asia Pacific region’s derivatives, cash and physical markets. The role sets and executies the regional Asia strategy for derivatives and commodities programs, engaging and education the broader organization on regulatory rules, regulatory bodies, and exchanges (eg. Monetary Authority of Singapore), and handling significant regulatory inquiries and investigations in the region. This position partners closely senior business leaders on assessing business growth opportunities across Asia Pacific, while also assessing impact from Asia regulatory changes across Cargill globally. The role serves as an influential advisor to the Global head of DCC and is a member of the DCC leadership team.

Principal Accountabilities
40% Subject matter expert on commodities and derivatives regulations and regulatory bodies in the APAC region.
  • Leads regulatory change management & analysis across Asia; shapes policies and assesses impact across Cargill; influences stakeholders (external and internal) to drive deeper penetration in regulatory framework
  • Develops risk-based solutions on meeting current and emerging derivatives & commodities requirements 
  • Establishes strong relationships with industry associations, and represents the company in appropriate working groups and industry conferences
  • Develops and leads how regulatory environment across Asia impacts other regions; partners with DCC Directors of US & EMEA on shaping comprehensive compliance agenda across derivatives & commodities globally 
  • Manages Asia current and future account structure for the company to engage with exchanges
  • Partners with global DCC organization on maturing the compliance risk prevention, including training curriculum, policies and procedures, trader surveillance, and auditing programs
30% Business lead across the region to support implementation of derivatives compliance and regional growth
  • Leads development and implementation of Asia derivatives and commodities compliance strategy across regional businesses and coporate functions
  • Builds compliance relationships with senior stakeholders across all Asia business groups; provides compliance counsel on derivatives trading – physical deliveries, customer inquiries, position transfers, amd hedge limites. 
  • Conducts compliance assessment of business growth opportunities across Asia with commercial resources, by structuring and gaining approvals for new commercial solutions
  • Deployes global Derivatives & Commodities Compliance training to address compliance risks, including training needed for regulated entities and CPRS/other derivatives-based risk solutions; develops additional regional specific training.
20% Investigations and Regulatory Audits
  • Manages Asia investigations and internal audits, including remeditation action items with business resources
  • Oversees responses to regulatory inquiries from local/regional regulatory bodies & exchanges 
  • Handles more significant inquiries or investigations, in partnership with Law
10% Member of Derivatives & Commodities Compliance Leadership Team
  • Serves as member of the DCC global leadership team, leading and deploying global initiatives relating to DCC programming across Asia

Education, Experience, Skills
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • 10+ years of compliance, trading, finance or commercial experience (or similar relevant)
  • Subject matter expertise in derivatives & commodities compliance
  • Understanding of commodity markets (cash, logistics and derivatives) activities
  • Strong analytical skills; exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong risk analytics and risk metrics experience
  • Strong leadership skills, senior stakeholder management, or team management
  • Ability to deal in ambiguity
  • Ability to influence without direct authority in a matrixed organization
  • Ability to execute compliance strategies.
  • Track record of establishing strong external and internal relationships and networks
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in advising corporate senior management
  • Ability to identify adjacent regulatory or non-regulatory issues arising from a specific set of facts (tax, legal, finance, accounting)
  • Outside networks to bring insight to compliance considerations
  • Experience with relevant compliance-related IT systems and tools
  • Confident “quick thinker” comfortable expressing and debating views with others
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