Posted time 15/03/24 Location London

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Compliance Project Manager for 12 month fixed term contract to work in a truly global environment to ensure the on-time delivery of an enhanced compliance function to meet multiple internal and external deadlines and pressures. The post-holder will work with the business and corporate support functions to improve existing processes and controls, create training and communications, and support organisational design.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800 people in 43 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.


Key Accountabilities

  • Developing project scope and objective communication documents.
  • Developing and maintaining a living project plan and holding project team members to account for their deliverables.
  • Creating and maintaining a stakeholder management plan.
  • Creating communication documents, branding and poster campaigns to increase visibility of compliance.
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks.
  • Creating progress and performance report presentations for the steering committee.
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation, including project budget and cost reporting.
  • Facilitating meeting attendance and ensuring complete record keeping.

Skills and Experience

This role demands exceptional organisational skills, good stakeholder management and experience of complex, time pressured projects.

  • Proven and substantial experience in project and program management roles, combined with an ability to manage multiple workstreams to a tight timeline.
  • Experience in a commodities or physical trading environment would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Proficient at managing time and resources.
  • Detail-oriented; ability to draw up detailed project plans and schedules.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Capable of managing crises as and when they arise.
  • Experience of working with compliance functional build projects – desirable.
  • Prior experience with process documentation and process automation – desirable.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to translate regulatory requirements into practical solutions and a proficiency in strategic analysis.

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global 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 global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

To apply you must have the right to work for the provided location.

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