Grains and Oilseed Trader

  • Competitive
  • Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 22 Mar 19

An international trading group with focus in grains and vegetable oils is looking to expand its footprint in EMEA and MENA with the addition of an experienced grains and/or oilseeds trader to be based in Geneva.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks​

  • Responsible for physical trading of agricultural products (soybean, corn, oilseeds, wheat, rice, meals etc.) into EMEA and MENA countries
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with producers and customers in the international agricultural space, purchasing and selling grain products into EMEA and MENA countries (in bulk and containers)
  • Monitor trends and grain market conditions to identify potential business opportunities and keep up to date with market insight, price changes and supply/demand models to increase physical trading opportunities
  • Knowledge of hedging and futures instruments
  • Work closely with logistics, operations and supply chain staff to ensure safe shipment and transportation of grain/wheat products

Key Qualifications / Experience​

  • At least 7 years’ experience in trading or merchandising agricultural commodities
  • Strong knowledge of international agricultural/grain markets as well as the life cycle of sales contracts and logistics/operations aspect
  • Solid understanding of creating and implementing risk management strategies
  • Positive proven track record of profitability and building business relationships with grain producers/end users in the EMEA and MENA region
  • Proven network and portfolio of customers in the EMEA and MENA region 
  • Right to work and live in Switzerland required (Citizen, work-permit holders)