The position provides an extensive 24 months training mainly in Merchandising, but also Risk Management, Trading Operations and Market Analysis, to produce excellent commodity merchandising professionals in diverse agricultural commodities: grains, oilseeds, feed and processing by-products. On successful completion of training the trainee will embark on an exciting commercial career in the Merchandising Job Family with one of the CASC EMEA product lines in the dedicated country.
As part of the European Graduate Program, you could expect some or all of the following experiences within the first two years with Cargill:
Initial assignment to a job;
On-going formal soft skill development and technical training;
Networking with International colleagues;
As a Commodity Merchandising Trainee you will be able to learn the Agricultural commodities trading industry and gain knowledge for the local market - value, partners, flows, common behaviors, related legislation, fiscal policy around it. The trainee will develop skills on Cargill's trading and hedging strategies, tactics and practices, including the use of futures, risk management derivatives and structured products. Another knowledge that would be acquired is how to initiate, negotiate and agree on terms of commodity purchase, sale contracts, such as price, quality, quantity, transportation, timing and payment. Inseparable part of the role is to ensure thorough and accurate follow-up, execution, and closure of all contracts.
The accountabilities are divided as follows:
10%: Commercial introduction/introduction to company, mission, goals, business plan, start internal training via online learning platform and manager
10%: Getting the Basics: understanding the basics of merchandising, product, specs, reporting.
25%: Introduction to supply chain: take over smaller tasks in supply chain, such as planning, trade execution, settlement of contracts
5%: Introduction to finance
5%: Introduction to operations
20%: Next steps in commercial: measure and forecast, position reconciliation, domestic trading activities, take over hedging for product line, creation of supply and demand analysis, close cooperation with supply chain in contract execution, daily contact with customers/suppliers, review of local competitors
25%: Final steps in commercial: be responsible for own sub-trading account by buying and selling cash products while forecasting fluctuations in prices and market conditions (weather, transportation, etc.), develop further supplier/customer relationships, seek out and develop opportunities in risk management/position taking; be able to handle larger accounts.
Master’s degree in in Agronomy, Economics, Business, and other relevant educational background.
Up to 2 years of prior internship/work experience
Fluency in French and excellent English language skills
Effective communication: compelling and authentic communicator, broad perspective, relationship builder
Business insight: commercial mindset, macro-economic, political trends, long-term planning
Making decisions and execution: confident, integrity, courageous, hold self and others accountable
Integrity, Courage, Conviction
Committed to win: self-starter, daring, determination
Strong interpersonal skills, team player
Handling ambiguity: adaptable, see opportunity in change, conceptual strength
Risk appetite: composed, resilient, risk analysis, right sizing
All candidates who apply will be sent a link to complete an online pre-employment assessment to help determine if you will be a fit for the position. Please note there is nothing to prepare for this questionnaire and it should take you around 30 minutes to complete. Shortlisted candidates will be then invited to a phone interview.