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Junior Agricultural Commodity Trader

Louis Dreyfus Company
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 19, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

  • Perform physical trade operations with a focus on origination of grains (yellow and white corn) and oilseeds (focus on soybeans) for both domestic and export flows
  • Assist senior trader to identify, execute and optimize PnL on cash trading opportunities locally, regionally and globally
  • Ensure trade to cash process is implemented (validation of contracts, exchanges of futures, FX hedge for sales, collection of funds, collection of cargo in case of prepayment)
  • Follow execution of the program, assist in solving daily issues (interface with execution, freight team, and destination teams)

  • Conduct market analysis in coordination with research team to develop and operate intelligence/trading tools (Price arb / competitiveness analysis, price analyses…).
  • Support prices analysis and S&D modeling, send out key market information, analysis and updates to the platform (import and export line-ups for key origins, ad-hoc analyses and reports)
  • Participate, under Senior Trader's supervision, in all the in-house and external commercial interactions
  • Build personal relationship with key stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Identify trends and market developments, ensuring the exchange of information and the production of market and other reports

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