Cocoa Trader Chocolate at Cargill
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Job ID 254059 Date posted 11/14/2022 Location : Mouscron, Belgium

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 Trader is responsible for trading cocoa for Cargill Chocolate with a clear priority on serving our 9 European chocolate plants. Within a well-defined set of limits, you are required to optimize the cocoa position, manage the operational margins and guarantee a smooth-running pipeline while being in daily contact with your colleagues of Cargill Cocoa, with whom we do to a large extend back 2 back trading.
This challenging opportunity requires frequent visits to those colleagues in our cocoa expertise center in Amsterdam. Besides the cocoa trading the role contains a supporting/advising role towards our sales and external customers. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute and monitor the short term trading strategies and books for a specific commodity, market or customer based on speculative and hedged positions.
  • Set and execute trading game plans with a focus on spread positions by respecting a strict set of limits. 
  • Reconcile routine or repetitive profit and loss estimates and reports that require some interpretation of trading practices and procedures.
  • Manage the supply chain activities in cooperation with transport, planning, quality and suppliers in order to ensure that production has adequate stock levels/contracts
  • Ensure accuracy in contract administration and risk reporting at all times under all circumstances.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Fluent in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree 
  • Trading experience or serving as an analyst/middle office in a trading environment 
  • Additional European languages (French/German/Dutch)

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:  
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