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Corporate Credit Trader

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Job ID 162910 Date posted 11/08/2021 Location : Hopkins, Minnesota | Miami, Florida

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Corporate Credit Trader will drive profit generation through the financial trading group’s proprietary trading activities, with primary focus in emerging markets. In this role, you will actively trade and invest in the corporate credit market, ensuring desk profitability and pursuing alpha generation through proprietary positioning.

Key Accountabilities

  • Generate profits by trading corporate credit high yield instruments with primary focus in emerging markets.
  • Book and accurately reflect positions and strategies traded.
  • Execute all desk trades across different asset classes to ensure minimum slippage and execution errors and independently handle counterparty interactions and resolve transactional issues with them.
  • Provide trade ideas and research information to other team members, as well as identify new trading strategies that complement the portfolio and augment the desk profit and loss.  
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Proven financial trading execution track record, with consistent high risk-return results in the aforementioned markets
  • Strong trade idea generation ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in managing corporate credit portfolio in emerging markets 
  • Deep understanding of the corporate industry markets with a greater focus on the commodities sector
  • Good understanding of Excel and Bloomberg 
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to interact in a positive way with a broad range of people 
  • Attention to detail, curious, comfortable with complex situations and ambiguity 
  • Ability to travel as necessary 

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not    mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing). 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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