Saturday, September 24, 2011

Risk Management Consultant

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INTL FCStone Inc. is a Fortune 500 company, providing customers across the globe with execution and advisory services in commodities, capital markets, currencies, asset management and more.

INTL FCStone’s customers include the producers, processors and end users of virtually every major traded commodity; commercial counter-parties; governmental, non-governmental and charitable organizations; institutional investors; brokers; professional traders; commercial banks; and major investment banks.

We offer these customers a comprehensive array of products and services, including our proprietary Integrated Risk Management Program (IRMP®), as well as exchange and OTC execution and clearing services, designed to limit risk and enhance margins and bottom-line results; physical trading in base metals, precious metals and grains; a global foreign exchange and currency payment service; asset management; equities market-making; securities execution and trading; and investment banking advisory services.

Position Purpose: Develop risk management programs for clients with commodity price risk.
Primary Accountabilities/Responsibilities: 
  • Analyzes individual client operations to determine market exposure, price sensitivity and financial risks.     
  • Performs market analysis, including reporting on commodities production, weather, supply and demand variables, and provides risk mitigation and margin enhancement strategies for clients.
  • Assesses risk management processes and functions, monitors trading risks and identifies underlying risk exposure.
  • Develops and recommends fact based risk mitigation and margin enhancement strategies for clients.
  • Executes physical contracts, futures, options and Swaps that support commodity risk management strategies.
  • Monitors trading activities and exposures to ensure they are within approved policies and limits.
  • Participates in analysis and reconciliation of positions and P&L reported by trading team.
  • Identifies supplementary risk measures and controls required at the trading desk level.
  • Obtains appropriate approvals of non-traditional transactions requiring exceptions to risk management policies.
  • Ensures the market and credit risk on non-traditional transactions is captured appropriately.
  • Identifies, prospects and contacts potential clients to educate them on commodities trading and risk management.
  • Responds and provides proper follow-up to all incoming inquiries from the corporate web-site and other marketing programs.
  • Attends trade conferences, seminars and symposiums to represent products, increase contact with existing client base and identify new opportunities.
  • Coordinates and implements sales marketing programs with the assistance of Marketing to improve sales of products.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with commodity industry experts such as traders, meteorologists, trading analysts, industry professionals for commodity area traded, and key individuals in banks, trading firms and hedge funds to identify opportunities for enhanced commodity risk management strategies and tactics.
  • Identifies, verifies, analyzes and provides support to the oversight for trading risks acting as a key link between trading staff, management and risk management.
  • Ensures all material market risks are captured and considered.
  • Ensures regulatory requirements are implemented and produces the required reports and analysis.
  • Ensures appropriate documentation and records are maintained for audit purposes.
  • Maintains prompt and regular attendance.
  • This list of responsibilities may not be all-inclusive and can be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as needed.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Mathematics or related fields preferred
  • Series 3 license preferred
  • 2-5 years exposure to dairy, preferably with 5 years risk management experience in commodity markets or strong knowledge of commodity trading business either as a trader or in financial support activity
  • Ability to exercise autonomous judgment in assessing opportunities and risk
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Proven time management skills.  Should be able to work well under pressure managing several time sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong decision making capabilities
  • Ability to analyze commodity markets and form a market opinion
  • Excellent customer service and verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship building skills to build strong relationships with clients and stakeholders across all levels
  • Effective presentation and marketing skills
  • Ability to learn technical products and explain complex products in clear, simplified terms to prospective clients
  • Ability to team effectively with peers, customers and management to provide effective, competent and understandable risk measurement.
  • Ability to provide direction and influence others
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior
  • Proficient computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Desire to gain thorough knowledge of trading commodity instruments
  • Must demonstrate a quantitative/analytical approach to commodity markets and the use of multiple risk management alternatives
  • Original and independent thinking is a must to identify and respond to customer needs through the structuring of effective solutions
  • Thorough and highly accurate job execution skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the US for any employer
Class:  Full-time, Exempt (Commissioned)
Physical requirements/Working conditions:
  • Climate controlled office environment
  • Minimal physical requirements other than occasional light lifting of boxed materials
  • Dynamic, time-sensitive, trade room environment
  • Travel as needed

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