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Senior Cocoa Trader

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Job ID 239428 Date posted 09/23/2022 Location : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Trader will handle a supplier base and fulfill transactions delivering cocoa supply that meet production requirements and specifications in terms of timing, volume, quantity and cost. In this role, you will buy and sell cocoa from and to country elevators, producers and processors. The successful incumbent will also be expected to communicate and explain market dynamics to both external and internal stakeholders on a regular basis and to lead our gameplan crafting & execution around futures.

Key Accountabilities

•    Serve as point person for all futures-related issues and processes
•    Ensure daily physical risks arising from regular course of business on both buy & sell side are duly hedged
•    Collaborate with transportation and logistics, quality assurance, customer managers and credit manager to ensure efficient execution.
•    Originate, procure and sell commodities to regional customers to reach target volumes and gain revenue.
•    Develop and fine tune regularly risk & trading gameplan to ensure profitability targets are met, holds chief responsibility around this and directs trade team to execute
•    Generate market, position and profit and loss reports based on data and specialty reports gathered by junior team members.
•    Work directly with customers, suppliers and business counterparts to develop business solutions to meet their needs.
•    Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
•    Regular travel to rural developing areas
•    Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications
•    Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
•    Minimum of four years of related work experience
•    Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications
5 years in physical trading environment with hedging & position-taking responsibilities

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