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Junior Trader – Food Commodityref: HM42928
Sector Shipping / Logistics
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London - City
Salary £27000 - 30000 / Year
Junior Trader – Food Commodity

A major, international trading house based in the City is currently seeking to recruit a Junior Cocoa Trader within their Food Division.

Core Duties:

To purchase and sell cocoa beans to global markets
To purchase and sell cocoa products to global markets
To handle and execute futures market orders as necessary
To control future & physical balance positions
To assist with shipping and administrative jobs for cocoa beans/products delivery
To evaluate suppliers and customers on a regular basis, preparing internal reports and credit limit applications/renewals
To conduct market research and effectively analyse Cocoa physical/futures markets
Regularly contacting suppliers and customers to analyse price-movements and trends
To assist with making new business opportunities with new customers and new products
To write market reports for both internal and external distribution

Ideal candidate

Strong Excel and IT skills - SAP experience desirable
Fluent English speaker (Spanish and French speaking advantageous)
Min. 2 years’ experience working in commodities (trading, logistics, futures handling or other relatable areas can be considered)
Strong time and task management, with the ability to work under pressure
Systematic attitude to work and processes
Excellent accuracy and attention to detail, including strong numeracy skills
Good communication, customer-service manner and ability to negotiate
Cooperative, flexible and positive attitude
Proven team player with ability to work in a cross-cultural environment