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Commercial graduate trainee 2024

Kyiv, Ukraine
Job Reference JR0075007
Professional Areas Trading Platforms
Function Trading
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 0 - 3
Start date 2024-10-01

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.

OUR GRADUATE PROGRAM

This is a 1-year graduate program designed to equip you with foundational knowledge and professional skills in our Grains & Oilseeds platform, with rotation across various functions such as Domestic execution and logistics, Vessel execution, Research, Domestic Assets and Commercial development, among others.

The Graduate Program trainee will be exposed to the fundamental components of global agriculture and food value chains. Our program is designed to provide a strong basis for a commercial role within the physical commodity business, and to identify and develop talented individuals who have the desire to become active players in the company.

Through a combination of structured training, informal on-the-job learning, regular check-ins and inspiring coaches, participants experience different areas of our business. You will contribute to a variety of projects, building the skills and expertise you need for a diverse, challenging and exciting career at LDC.

Main Responsibilities :

1. Domestic execution – 2 months 

  • Follow up USD and UAH contracts execution and payments
  • Abide by the company's risk control policy and execution procedure. 

2. Domestic Logistics – 2 months

  • Understand technical skills in Ukrzaliznytsya operations.  
  • Follow up grain delivery channel silo/warehouse > railcars/truck > sea/river terminals.  

3. Vessel execution – 2 months 

  • Follow up sales contracts execution on different type of delivery (FOB/CIF) by different type of transport (handy size vessel, panamax size vessels, barges)  
  • Calculation of demurrage / dispatch / laycan time for vessels. 

4. Research – 2 months

  • Assist researcher and traders with the commercial research and trading activities
  • Manage statistical data in commodities balance sheets
  • Process and analyze information, develop relevant databases and synthesize research and report findings in a clear and informative structure

5. Domestic Assets – 2 months 

  • Understand the silo’s technical processes and grain quality analysis.  
  • Secure deals with new clients (FCA and EXW contracts)

6. Commercial team – 2 months

  • Develop client relationships
  • Secure deals with new clients (CPT contracts)
  • Monitor daily trading environment and predict market movement
  • Keep the commercial team informed of relevant information from the market
  • Process with CRM
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree with specialization in Agronomy, Accounting & Finance, Economics and/or Business.
  • Graduates or in the last year of the degree.
  • Maximum of 2-years experience (a plus with a training or summer placement in Commercial environment).
  • Languages : Native Ukrainian and fluency in English is Essential. Professional working proficiency in another language always appreciated.

 

  • International mindset with a strong interest in career mobility.
  • Strong leadership potential, with distinctive competitive spirit and resilience.
  • Capacity to contribute to and learn from the team.
  • Ability to connect multiple information sources and make sense of market signals; comfortable negotiating and taking decisions, critical and deductive thinker.
  • Strong entrepreneurial / innovative approach to taking initiatives.
  • A mature professional with humility, capable of integrating well into different cultures.
  • Good analytical skills, ability to analyze supply, demand and trade flow fundamentals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • You are able to begin full time employment on July 1st, 2024

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

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)
  • Access to Training and Development 
  • Medical and Life Insurance
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

OUR GRADUATE PROGRAM

This is a 1-year graduate program designed to equip you with foundational knowledge and professional skills in our Grains & Oilseeds platform, with rotation across various functions such as Domestic execution and logistics, Vessel execution, Research, Domestic Assets and Commercial development, among others.

The Graduate Program trainee will be exposed to the fundamental components of global agriculture and food value chains. Our program is designed to provide a strong basis for a commercial role within the physical commodity business, and to identify and develop talented individuals who have the desire to become active players in the company.

Through a combination of structured training, informal on-the-job learning, regular check-ins and inspiring coaches, participants experience different areas of our business. You will contribute to a variety of projects, building the skills and expertise you need for a diverse, challenging and exciting career at LDC.

Main Responsibilities :

1. Domestic execution – 2 months 

  • Follow up USD and UAH contracts execution and payments
  • Abide by the company's risk control policy and execution procedure. 

2. Domestic Logistics – 2 months

  • Understand technical skills in Ukrzaliznytsya operations.  
  • Follow up grain delivery channel silo/warehouse > railcars/truck > sea/river terminals.  

3. Vessel execution – 2 months 

  • Follow up sales contracts execution on different type of delivery (FOB/CIF) by different type of transport (handy size vessel, panamax size vessels, barges)  
  • Calculation of demurrage / dispatch / laycan time for vessels. 

4. Research – 2 months

  • Assist researcher and traders with the commercial research and trading activities
  • Manage statistical data in commodities balance sheets
  • Process and analyze information, develop relevant databases and synthesize research and report findings in a clear and informative structure

5. Domestic Assets – 2 months 

  • Understand the silo’s technical processes and grain quality analysis.  
  • Secure deals with new clients (FCA and EXW contracts)

6. Commercial team – 2 months

  • Develop client relationships
  • Secure deals with new clients (CPT contracts)
  • Monitor daily trading environment and predict market movement
  • Keep the commercial team informed of relevant information from the market
  • Process with CRM

Experience
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree with specialization in Agronomy, Accounting & Finance, Economics and/or Business.
  • Graduates or in the last year of the degree.
  • Maximum of 2-years experience (a plus with a training or summer placement in Commercial environment).
  • Languages : Native Ukrainian and fluency in English is Essential. Professional working proficiency in another language always appreciated.

 

  • International mindset with a strong interest in career mobility.
  • Strong leadership potential, with distinctive competitive spirit and resilience.
  • Capacity to contribute to and learn from the team.
  • Ability to connect multiple information sources and make sense of market signals; comfortable negotiating and taking decisions, critical and deductive thinker.
  • Strong entrepreneurial / innovative approach to taking initiatives.
  • A mature professional with humility, capable of integrating well into different cultures.
  • Good analytical skills, ability to analyze supply, demand and trade flow fundamentals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • You are able to begin full time employment on July 1st, 2024

Additional Information

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

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)
  • Access to Training and Development 
  • Medical and Life Insurance