Argentina - Español

Commercial Trainee

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Job Reference REF968N
Function Business Development and M&A
Start date 2024-05-01

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

2024 Graduate Trainee Program (Agri-Commercial Track):

This is an 18-month program designed to equip you with foundational knowledge and professional skills in one of our business platforms, with rotation across various functions such as trade execution, research and marketing/trading. Through practical projects and mentoring from business leaders, you would gain deeper understanding of the business and competencies that are essential to furthering your career growth.

Depending on individual performance, you could expect to develop professionally in commodities research, trading, marketing roles after the program and beyond.

Application Process and Timeline:
Applications are now open on our LDC career webpage!

Interested applicants are requested to submit your updated resume at our LDC career webpage together with a cover letter, explaining why you are interested in this program and why you should be shortlisted.

Key Department Rotations and Responsibilities:

Research:

  • Process and analyze information, develop relevant databases and synthesize research and report findings in a clear and informative structure
  • Manage statistical data in commodities balance sheets and conduct macroeconomic monitoring
  • Contribute new insights and independent ideas to the team
  • Assist researchers and traders with the commercial research and trading activities

Trading:

  • Monitor daily trading environment and predict market movement
  • Support the team on completion and execution of trades efficiently and accurately
  • Support the team on deals with new clients
  • Keep the commercial team informed of relevant issues with their customers
  • Follow market movements and support decision-making
  • Perform detailed data analysis and valuation
  • Create dynamic and intuitive dashboards to support business reporting and analytics

Marketing

  • Enhance technical skills in derivatives and physical markets
  • Abide by the company’s risk control policy and execution procedure
  • Follow up contract execution and work with related (credit/contracts/logistics) teams to solve problems
  • Provide market data to research team

Sustainability (only applicable for certain business platforms)

  • Assess the risks associated with sustainability issues, such as climate change, water scarcity and labor rights violations in LDC value chains
  • Support the company to comply with relevant laws and standards relative to sustainability (e.g. EU Deforestation Regulation, Sustainable certification Standards etc).
  • Recent graduates from all degree disciplines and with strong academic records are welcome to apply
  • Strong problem solving and numerical/analytical skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in uncertainty situations  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and programming languages e.g., VBA, Python, Power BI is a plus  
  • Prior internship/ experience in commodities industry is a plus

Program Highlights:

  • Personal and Professional Development: We are committed to fostering your growth through various learning experiences and avenues. You will be entrusted with meaningful projects that directly impact our global operations, thus providing you with invaluable real-world experience. Mentorship and guidance by industry experts and seasoned professionals at LDC will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the agribusiness sector.
  • Diverse Community: Collaborate with supportive and diverse teams across the region to gain global exposure as you rotate through various functions, enriching your appreciation for our LDC culture. 
  • Opportunities for Growth: Actively participate in company initiatives, embody our values, and strive for greatness. We provide opportunities to join our talent pool for steadfast advancement. Through various programs, we are committed to identifying and nurturing talent, providing clear & tangible pathways for career advancement. Join us to make a difference today!

Join the Louis Dreyfus Company Graduate Program – Agri-Commercial Track and unlock your potential for a rewarding career in the dynamic world of agri-commodities!

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • A workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusivity
  • Regular events that foster team engagement
  • Access to Training and Development
  • Hybrid work arrangement offered (availability varies by role)
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage and flexible benefits
  • Certified Great Place to Work
Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


Job Description

2024 Graduate Trainee Program (Agri-Commercial Track):

This is an 18-month program designed to equip you with foundational knowledge and professional skills in one of our business platforms, with rotation across various functions such as trade execution, research and marketing/trading. Through practical projects and mentoring from business leaders, you would gain deeper understanding of the business and competencies that are essential to furthering your career growth.

Depending on individual performance, you could expect to develop professionally in commodities research, trading, marketing roles after the program and beyond.

Application Process and Timeline:
Applications are now open on our LDC career webpage!

Interested applicants are requested to submit your updated resume at our LDC career webpage together with a cover letter, explaining why you are interested in this program and why you should be shortlisted.

Key Department Rotations and Responsibilities:

Research:

  • Process and analyze information, develop relevant databases and synthesize research and report findings in a clear and informative structure
  • Manage statistical data in commodities balance sheets and conduct macroeconomic monitoring
  • Contribute new insights and independent ideas to the team
  • Assist researchers and traders with the commercial research and trading activities

Trading:

  • Monitor daily trading environment and predict market movement
  • Support the team on completion and execution of trades efficiently and accurately
  • Support the team on deals with new clients
  • Keep the commercial team informed of relevant issues with their customers
  • Follow market movements and support decision-making
  • Perform detailed data analysis and valuation
  • Create dynamic and intuitive dashboards to support business reporting and analytics

Marketing

  • Enhance technical skills in derivatives and physical markets
  • Abide by the company’s risk control policy and execution procedure
  • Follow up contract execution and work with related (credit/contracts/logistics) teams to solve problems
  • Provide market data to research team

Sustainability (only applicable for certain business platforms)

  • Assess the risks associated with sustainability issues, such as climate change, water scarcity and labor rights violations in LDC value chains
  • Support the company to comply with relevant laws and standards relative to sustainability (e.g. EU Deforestation Regulation, Sustainable certification Standards etc).

Experience
  • Recent graduates from all degree disciplines and with strong academic records are welcome to apply
  • Strong problem solving and numerical/analytical skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in uncertainty situations  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and programming languages e.g., VBA, Python, Power BI is a plus  
  • Prior internship/ experience in commodities industry is a plus

Additional Information

Program Highlights:

  • Personal and Professional Development: We are committed to fostering your growth through various learning experiences and avenues. You will be entrusted with meaningful projects that directly impact our global operations, thus providing you with invaluable real-world experience. Mentorship and guidance by industry experts and seasoned professionals at LDC will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the agribusiness sector.
  • Diverse Community: Collaborate with supportive and diverse teams across the region to gain global exposure as you rotate through various functions, enriching your appreciation for our LDC culture. 
  • Opportunities for Growth: Actively participate in company initiatives, embody our values, and strive for greatness. We provide opportunities to join our talent pool for steadfast advancement. Through various programs, we are committed to identifying and nurturing talent, providing clear & tangible pathways for career advancement. Join us to make a difference today!

Join the Louis Dreyfus Company Graduate Program – Agri-Commercial Track and unlock your potential for a rewarding career in the dynamic world of agri-commodities!

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • A workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusivity
  • Regular events that foster team engagement
  • Access to Training and Development
  • Hybrid work arrangement offered (availability varies by role)
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage and flexible benefits
  • Certified Great Place to Work