Cocoa Trader Chocolate
Cargill
Mouscron WHT Belgium
3 dagen geleden

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience.

We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Description

Position Purpose & Summary

This position 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.

The role requires daily contact with our colleagues of Cargill Cocoa with whom we do to a large extend back 2 back trading.

Additionally, you will have a slate limit and a more extended spread limit. Based on your product knowledge you will bear PnL responsibility.

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.

You will serve as a back-up trader for other chocolate ingredients being dairy, sugar, vegetable oils.

Principal Accountabilities

Risk management and PnL creation (50%)

  • For the current 9 production locations source cocoa raw materials : Cocoa butter
  • Cocoa powder

  • Build up a proper supply and demand analysis in collaboration with senior Schiphol cocoa colleagues :
  • Collect market intelligence on crops, competition and consumption

    Analyze, discuss and conclude during weekly game plan meetings

    Huge money flow under management.

  • Set and execute trading game plans with a focus on spread positions by respecting a strict set of limits.
  • Guarantee high quality pricing - safeguarding margin
  • Reporting (15%)

  • Provide market information to the Sales organization and our customers in collaboration with senior Schiphol cocoa colleagues
  • Understand and explain on daily basis the PnL
  • Admin (15%)

  • Strive for perfect contract alignment inside Cargill + contract entry.
  • Pipeline management (20%)

  • Managing the supply chain activities in cooperation with transport, planning, quality and suppliers in order to ensure that production has adequate stock
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Max of 2 years of trading experience or serving as an analyst / middle office in a trading environment
  • Strong analytical skills and accuracy
  • High level of risk appetite
  • Manage risk
  • Be able to work under stress
  • Good communication skills verbal as well as written
  • Be able to build an internal network within the business unit
  • Self-starting / entrepreneurial
  • Disciplined, respecting limits under all circumstances
  • Commercially strong,
  • Curious,
  • Willing and able to take decisions,
  • Good feel for markets,
  • Willing to explore new things,
  • Adaptable to change,
  • Good knowledge of excel / VBA
  • Fluent in English
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional European languages (French / German / Dutch).
  • Proven track record in trading
  • Our Offer

    In return for your expertise and commitment, we will 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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