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Junior Commodities Analyst

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Job ID MAL00453 Date posted 02/23/2021 Location : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


We seek a Junior Commodities Analyst I who will retrieve, analyze and summarize data to develop business intelligence, optimize effectiveness and predict business outcomes. In this role you will join an existing team that focuses on the forecasting of supply and demand for Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil and Coconut Oil globally. These insights are then used for managing operations in Cargill's plants as well as for risk management purposes in the commodities market. This role has extensive communication and collaboration with the trading teams in Cargill.


  • Conduct some analysis requiring a basic understanding of the commodity or market i.e conduct supply and demand analysis on the palm oil market focusing on :
    • Production patterns of palm oil in Malaysia and Indonesia
    • Export trends to global destinations
    • Monitoring domestic production to forecast demand patterns
  • Working closely with commercial team in Malaysia to identify important elements of forecasting palm oil supply and demand and analysting the supply and demand picture to generate trading ideas for the commercial team.
  • Help monitor market conditions, trends and competitors to project demand
  • Working closely with the Global Analytics team to assess practices that could be applied in the palm oil space and communicating with various commercial team within Cargill to generate supply and demand insights. 
  • Regular presentation to the trading team to optimize trading strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply


  • Bachelor’s degree Iin quantitative field (Mathematics, Economics, Engineering etc.) or equivalent experience 
  • The person is required to be analytically strong, have an inquisitive mind and be self-starter
  • Knowledge of programming language such as Python, along with statistical modeling background is preferred
  • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

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