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Senior Sugar Trader

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Job ID 224207 Date posted 09/21/2022 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

This position is responsible for the sugar risk management for Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate Europe with a primary goal of serving our 9 European chocolate plants and maximizing the PnL.
Within a well-defined set of risk limits you are required to decide upon the optimal position (futures NY11 + EU cash market), manage the operational margins and guarantee a smooth running pipeline in order to maximize the book’s PnL.

Key Accountabilities

  • Risk Management and PnL creation by sourcing for 9 European sugar production locations
  • Build up a proper supply and demand analysis. Understand the dynamics of the EU sugar market.
  • Collect market intelligence on crops, competition and consumption
  • Networking with market and build good relationships with counterparts.
  • Create PnL on NY11
  • Provide market updates to the sales organization and customers
  • Checking and approving PnL/Position reports


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Several years of commodity trading experience.
  • High level of risk appetite
  • Be able to build an internal network within the business unit
  • Self-starting / entrepreneurial
  • Good knowledge of excel/VBA
  • Fluent in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional European languages (French/German/Dutch).
  • Experience in sugar futures (3-5 years) or having a sugar market network

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.

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