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 vegetable oils trader to be based in Geneva.

 

VEGETABLE OIL TRADER

 

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

 

Responsible for physical trading of vegetable oils (sunflower oil and meal, soy meal, rapeseed oils, etc.) into EMEA and MENA countries

Develop and maintain strong relationships with producers and customers in the international agricultural space, purchasing and selling vegoil products into EMEA and MENA countries (in bulk and containers)

Monitor trends and vegoil 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 5 years’ experience in trading or merchandising agricultural commodities

- Strong knowledge of international agricultural/vegoil 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 

Knowledge of a Russian/ Ukrainian languages is a plus

Right to work and live in Switzerland required (Citizen, work-permit holders)