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Job ID KUA00523 Date posted 07/01/2020 Location : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We are currently looking for an adventurous, passionate and spontaneous individual to fill the role of Junior Trade Desk Analyst on our vibrant Cocoa & Chocolate Asia desk. This position will be based in Kuala Lumpur and will report to the Commercial Director for the business unit (BU) seated in Singapore and support all CCC (Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate) customers across APAC .

The individual is expected to work alongside team members from Trading, Sourcing and Product Line Management in optimizing profit flows for the BU. Therefore this individual’s roles and responsibilities will be (and may not be limited to) the following:

Principal Accountabilities

Trading & Risk Management (25%)
  • Assist the Cocoa Trader in managing the overall futures and physical risk profile of the C&CA business in the region in their goals of ensuring the profitability targets of the desk are met. This includes:
    • Daily trade checking and position reconciliation;
    • Daily PnL reporting;
    • Order execution of futures trades, including but not limited to executing AA orders with brokers, as well as executing hedges on physical bean purchases as well as product sales, as directed by the Cocoa Trader- Market analysis
  • Assist the Cocoa Trader in communicating market dynamics to both external (customers &Suppliers )and internal stakeholders (higher mgmt., people from sales team)on a regular basis.
  • This includes:
    • Generating market insights and sending regular communication on market updates to key stakeholders;
Sourcing (25%)
  • Assist the Cocoa Trader in managing C&CA’s physical pipeline needs in the region and navigate the complexities that inevitably come with the supply chains from both within and outside Indonesia where C&CA’s press plant is based. This includes:
  • Contract creation & management;
  • Communicate with suppliers to ensure contracts are accurately executed i.e. supplier management;
  • Act as liaison between trade desk and stakeholders in supply chain and production to improve commercial/production interaction
Product Line Management (50%)

Contribute to margin maximization and optimization of Cocoa Products through timely and accurate update of data for Margin and Capacity Management, as well as for the Strategic Pricing model.
  • Work together with the PLM/Assoc PLM to:
    • Organize and analyse the data which feed into the to-sell model (vs capacity and budget)
    • Ensure each product line position is updated accurately and timely
    • Organise and analyse the data which feed into the margin model
    • Ensure the timely and accurate maintenance of the RFQ file
    • Perform ad-hoc analysis around margin management
  • Work together with the Strategic Pricing Analyst to:
    • Manage data and ensure processes are in place and followed to make required data available in an accurate and timely fashion.
    • Monitor the value generated through Strategic Pricing
    • Perform ongoing analysis and running of pricing model as well as analyze profitability and profitability leakage.
    • Sustain and improve pricing for product lines, processes, pricing models and tools. Review customer channel segmentation and other main attributes tied to pricing decisions.
    • Perform ad-hoc pricing analysis.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in reputable course of study; those who are early in their career path will also be welcomed
  • A highly analytical mind with the ability to think critically in order to solve problems creatively is a must
  • Proactive, independent and able to perform with minimum supervision
  • Good presentation skills as this role may be required to present information in a variety of settings for different stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; must be comfortable in a multi-cultural setting
  • Must demonstrate ability/willingness to step out of comfort zone as job will entail travel to remote and rural destinations for research and data gathering
  • Applied knowledge of Microsoft office applications 
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