Posted time 30/01/24

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a payments and operations expert to join us as a Treasury Operations Manager to work in a truly global environment to assure that all daily operations run smoothly in the treasury team. The team works with the treasury management system Kyriba, also FX trading and settlement platform (FXall), an in-house developed treasury payment system (TPS) and online banking platforms from ING. 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

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

  • Daily cash reconciliation in Kyriba.
  • Daily approval of payments (2 payment rounds per day) – on behalf of group entities.
  • Manage daily funding of the different currencies bank account.
  • Daily cash and monthly interest statements to all entities across the globe.
  • Daily FX and interest rates upload.
  • Manage timely payment of external debt.
  • Oversee the Group Treasury mailbox;
    • Payment investigation, provide SWIFT confirmations to business units.
    • Execute FX spot and forward trades upon business units instructions.
    • Allocation of receipts to the different business units.
    • Agree daily nettings with banking counterparties.
    • Update FX (Microsoft Access) and payment mandates (Treasury Payment System).
  • Bank account management for 2 group entities and online banking platform (ING).
  • Monthly interest capitalization and accruals in Kyriba – including withholding tax.
  • Liaise with finance on entries in Kyriba.
  • Monthly global cash analyses and reconciliation.
  • Coordinate annual KYC refresh related to the ING bank accounts.
  • Correct filing of confirmations and update processes.
  • FX confirmations and matching in FXall.
  • MT940 connectivity and interface of the different systems used by Treasury.

Skills and Experience

  • Substantial experience in middle or back-office operations area within a bank or an in-house treasury department.
  • Proven experience of working efficiently and accurately with high value payments (~$20m ~ $50m/week).
  • Experience working in an international environment with a variety of currencies.
  • Kyriba knowledge preferred.
  • Understanding of accounting.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Self-motivated and driven; takes initiative to improve ways of working, governance, and assurance.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An inquisitive individual with strong problem-solving ability.
  • A strong customer service ethic.

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.