Posted time 13/03/23 Location Florida, Miami, USA

As a Junior Trader you will work alongside experienced trading and logistics teams supporting them with daily trade activities and working closely with other traders to support existing business flows and relationships, and to developing new lines of business. Playing a key role in the efficient management and optimization of the book, in conjunction with the trader and the logistics teams. Maintaining a constant assessment with the logistics team of the inland US logistics network and will work on the strategy to strengthen and improve the business model and execution. The role provides long term development potential for someone eager to demonstrate their skills and experience in the fast-paced soft commodities environment.

Business Overview

ED&F Man Sugar source or process raw, white and specialty sugars from over 40 producing countries. We sell to refineries, industrial users, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers, offering local solutions though a number of in-country purchasing, sales and distribution businesses. As a founding member of Bonsucro, all our processing operations and trading hubs have the highest sustainability credentials, and we play an active role in developing the sustainability agenda.
We are part of ED&F Man Commodities, a world leading trader of agricultural products including coffee, sugar, molasses and animal feed.

Key Accountabilities
• ITAS (in-house system) maintenance to ensure contracts are captured accurately
• Management of ITAS to ensure all Incoterms, costings, pricing and other miscellaneous items are accurate and tidy
• Writing contracts according to businesses closed with clients
• Ensuring progress is made between logistics and quality support teams with respect to quality complaints, and expected service levels are given to clients
• Liaising with clients to plan shipment and delivery plans, and communication and detailed planning with logistics team
• Oversight and follow up of debtors list in coordination with the US trader and logistics team
• Putting together proposals and obtaining internal approvals from risk department according to business plan of traders

Skills and Experience
• Ideally experience in a commercial, trading commodities or financial services organisation
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Agronomy, Mathematics, Economics, Business Management or Finance preferred
• Fluent written and spoken English with at least one other international language, preferably Spanish or Portuguese

Desired Characteristics
• Confident and articulate, able to communicate ideas clearly to a diverse audience (written & verbal)
• Commercially minded and able to identify business improvements and opportunities
• Proactive, career focused, and committed
• Clear thinker and an effective planner who can organise themselves and others
• Strong performance bias; sets high personal standards, goal orientated, ambitious and able to maintain performance under pressure
• Collaborative & inclusive style, actively engages stakeholders, colleagues and peers
• Determined, resilient and prepared to make a long-term commitment to ED&F Man’s business
• At ease building relationships

And 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!

​​​​​​​Essential Behaviours

Here at ED&F Man we are guided by our five company values: Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus and Entrepreneurship. 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 behaviors also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

​​​​​​​Equal Opportunities Statement

ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, color, 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.