Trade and Capital Markets (“TCM”) is one of many Cargill business groups and thrives in part due to the robustly diverse profile of its employees. TCM is primarily focused on creating innovative financial solutions for customers in emerging and established markets. It is active in proprietary trading and risk taking in global credit, interest rates and foreign exchange markets. TCM plays a key role in funding the global operations of Cargill through cross-border funding structures and the management of transferability and convertibility risks. Headquartered in Singapore, the business has a global presence, including major offices in Brazil, China, UAE, UK, Switzerland and the U.S.
The Senior Structurer will drive the continued business growth of TCM’s financial trading activities by actively participating in exploring opportunities and structuring complex capital market transactions. The position will provide structuring expertise and work with trading colleagues to generate unique cross geo-market ideas and products for TCM globally. The position will be responsible for structuring commercially viable financial trades while ensuring risks are appropriately anticipated, highlighted, and to the extent possible mitigated.
Key responsibilities include
1. Structure products based on current and potential market opportunities as needed and in partnership with Financial Trading Group:
Structurer is expected to develop and innovate new ideas and products and modify existing products to provide new or enhanced revenue generation. Together with traders, the Structurer will discuss with regional teams or broader Cargill Business Groups as and when required with the purpose of developing business, gaining an understanding of emerging markets and assisting in the discussion of complex trades. He/She will continuously research and keep abreast of regulatory, monetary and market dynamics to assess the impact on existing positions and developing new/improved trading ideas.
2. Generation of ideas/products for geo-markets
Actively hunt for new ideas, develop new products involving capital markets, and thereafter identify the candidate markets for implementation. Collaborate with the relevant geo managers to identify the customers to test out the ideas/products. Continuously research and keep abreast of the developments in the capital markets globally and develop a deep understanding of the corresponding business risks.
3. Prepare and review of approval process and financial documentation if needed. Negotiate with counterparties on deal structure and documentation:
Structuring in TCM is responsible for creating the documentation that allows the implementation of existing and newly created products as well as amending existing documentation on a transactional basis.
4. Lead the review and approval process for implementation of new and existing products:
In addition to creating/maintaining documentation at a transactional level, TCM requires periodic reviews of existing structures/documentation as well as review of all newly created structures by the on-shore and off-shore legal, tax, transaction management, accounting, and risk management. The Senior Structurer will lead a review process at the global level to ensure its timely completion while addressing all the comments raised by the various reviewers.
Minimum Required Qualifications
·University degree or massive open online courses (‘MOOC’) equivalent(s). The field of study itself is not material, as TCM embraces diversity of learning, but the proven ability to research, analyze and/or construct complex systems/models and scenarios is critical.
·Minimum 10 years of experience in structuring, trading and/or creating new capital markets structured transactions.
·Deal management/coordination, document drafting and risk analysis skills.
·Commercial mindset and negotiation skills
·Willing and able to travel up to 30% of their time
·Excellent command of written and spoken English
·In addition to above Minimum Required Qualifications:
·Broad exposure to global emerging and frontier markets.
·Good knowledge of the financial/legal/regulatory/tax frameworks
·Strong financial modeling skillset
·Significant exposure to contract / internal approvals drafting and negotiation skills
·Strong communication (written and verbal) and negotiation skills, able to communicate effectively with people at all levels
·Good commercial reasoning skills to balance risk and reward
·Demonstrated team player who is able to work under minimal supervision, hands on, and who willingly shares information and resources
·Ability to self-start and work independently
·Good organization skills, to follow on tasks - short learning curve required
·Strong learning capability, strong sense of curiosity and willingness to work outside of comfort zone
·Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements
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