Sunday, May 27, 2012

Commodity Trader


Position will have responsibility for moving US crude soybean oil into domestic and export markets.  The person will work very closely with OPD crush plants and refineries making sure production rates and refinery needs are well coordinated.  It is very important for this position to work across both regional and divisional lines.

Essential Functions
  • Primary focus will be on the marketing of US crude oil to domestic and support oil export channels
  • Ensure that the crude oil supply to refineries and the crude oil stocks from US crush plants are balanced   
  • Coordinate meal and oil export availability and demand by understanding US export grids and global freight spreads
  • Coordinate crushing rates with soybeans supply, meal demand, oil demand and refinery needs
  • Responsible for working with the risk desk in coordinating the Oilseed Processing Division oil hedging strategy are essential job functions
  • Develop strong working relationship with logistics to minimize costs and exposure while maximizing returns on export programs
  • Develop strong relationship and market perspective with Biodiesel industry in the US
  • Coordinate with export desk as needed to maximize Bunge sales opportunities and returns as it relates to export combo business
 Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, Business, Finance or an applicable related field required
  • Three to five years experience in Agribusiness required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong working knowledge of and proficiency in Excel, Lotus Notes, and Microsoft Word as well as basic computer functions
  • Knowledge of System 2000, GTS, and Railtrac preferred
  • Understanding of cash and futures markets required
  • Understanding of domestic and export markets with emphasis on both origin and destination export business required
  • Knowledge of crush margins and returns, freight spreads, and a strong understanding of supply and demand in balancing and evaluating OPD US product availability and returns
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Successful experience working directly with customers
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Prior procurement or trading experience required

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