Posted time 04/03/24 Location London, United Kingdom

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Business Analyst to work in a truly global environment as part of the business technology team. You will be responsible for understanding the needs of the business, identifying opportunities, and converting these into detailed improvements to systems and processes. This will involve the enhancement of existing systems with a key focus on integration and automation. This is a very exciting time to join ED&F Man as our over-arching business strategy is automation and improvement and your work will form part of this high priority strategy and you will join a high performing team in a fast-paced commodity trading business.

The ideal candidate with be experienced in the full trading lifecycle from preferably, but not limited to, physical commodities, with proven experience of working with a broad and diverse range of business stakeholders.

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

  • Coordination and delivery of system enhancements from assessment and specification of new business requirements through to implementation.
  • Participate in the full lifecycle of development including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, deploying, maintaining, and providing end user support.
  • Liaison with in-house Technology teams, external system programmers, commercial trading and accounting managers, and end users.
  • Provision of appropriate training and follow up support to the business.
  • Identification of opportunities for process improvements and driving through agreed changes.
  • Understand and interpret data to deliver business reporting requirements through multiple channels.
  • Promotion of improved system usage within the commodities business.
  • Liaising with relevant teams across our international offices.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working either in a technology department or within technology projects in a trading business preferably agricultural soft commodities, or from a technology consultancy with commodity trading clients. We would also consider, energy, hard commodities, and financial services.
  • You will have business facing experience and strong commercial awareness.
  • Understanding of business processes, commercial trading activities (essential) and accounting principles (desirable).
  • Ability to understand the interaction between the business needs and technology, including system design concepts.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to bridge the gap between the business and technology, providing clarity without technical jargon.
  • Project management skills with experience of managing business and technology resources.
  • Self-motivated with the drive to push forward projects and ensure business buy-in.
  • Used to working collaboratively within a team to accomplish joint goals.
  • Customer and service centric approach to systems delivery.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, adapt to changing priorities and still meet business deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic and adaptable with a practical approach to delivering real value to the business.
  • Previous exposure to business intelligence and reporting solutions (desirable)
  • Experience of working in a global business with good cultural awareness (desirable).
  • Language skills advantageous.

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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