Posted time 15/05/24 Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as Trade Analyst based in Tanzania to provide key support of all aspects of Trade functions. The role provides long term development potential for someone eager to demonstrate their skills and experience in a challenging and fast paced soft commodities environment. The role will report to General Manager and will be based in Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania.

Business Overview

Volcafe Ltd is one of the world’s leading international green coffee trading companies, operating in over 20 countries globally. Our expertise spans green coffee procurement and preparation, sustainability, blending, quality control, risk management and export as well as importing and distribution. We supply the world’s major coffee roasters and retail distributors with their green coffee requirements, with significant strategic growth ambitions for the future. We are part of ED&F Man Commodities, a world leading trader of agricultural products including coffee, sugar, molasses and animal feed.

Volcafe works across the whole green coffee supply chain to make coffee business better, together with our partners and employees. We have built and operate sustainable coffee supply chains across all our origins, addressing key economic, social and environmental issues in coffee farming communities. Our Volcafe Way farmer support programme engages with thousands of coffee farmers and provides a holistic response to the challenges they face.

Key Accountabilities

The Trade Analyst will work at our trading desk and provide support to the Trader/GM in managing all records and risk aspects related to sourcing and sales, including contract administration, execution, and monitoring of performance of other department that affect our ability to generate results. Responsibilities related to this role are broad and cover a wide variety of support tasks including commercial, accounting, financial, quality, legal and logistics activities. He/she will develop essential business skills and knowledge and establish strong relationships with existing customers and industry contacts.

  • Alongside the Trader/GM, manage the sourcing, sales and sales administration, contract entering, price fixations, daily position management and any other duty assigned by the manager.
  • Closely monitor crop and ensure adequate communication with customers and suppliers to ensure adequate execution of our sales, purchases and overall strategy.
  • Assist on the cost monitoring of our sourcing strategy and to proactively suggest adjustments and creatively suggest ways to improve the way we manage, report, and monitor our sourcing risk.
  • Work closely with the quality department to ensure sourcing and sale strategy is executed properly.
  • Work closely with the logistics department to ensure smooth contract execution and monitoring. Additionally, provide them with adequate resources and information to execute our contracts.
  • Work closely with the sustainability team and data analyst to ensure all reports needed by the GM, the research team and clients are done on time to support overall trade strategy.
  • Prepare and deliver daily, monthly, and ad hoc reports including the position and fixations and other reports as requested by the management.
  • Assist with preparation of coffee trading budgets as well at the monthly follow up as requested.
  • Monitor our inventory and risk matrix items that generate a PnL and report them across the organization.
  • Ensure ultimate integrity of the system we operate and ensure adequate approvals prior performing sensitive adjustments to the system to ensure adequate position management.

Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Mathematics, Economics, or Business Administration or Finance.
  • Ideally 3+ years’ work experience in a commercial, logistics, trading commodities or financial services organization.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Confident and articulate, able to communicate ideas clearly to a diverse audience (written & verbal).
  • Commercially minded and able to identify business improvements and/or opportunities.
  • Career focused and committed.
  • Clear thinker and an effective planner who can organize themselves and others.
  • Sets high personal standards, goal oriented, ambitious and able to maintain performance under pressure.
  • Collaborative and Inclusive while actively engage stakeholders, colleagues, and peers.
  • Determined, resilient and prepared to make a long-term commitment to ED&F Man’s business.

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.