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Senior Soybean Meal & Crush Trader
Wilton, CT,USA
Job Reference SP-4713382067
Professional Areas Trading Platforms
Function Agriculture
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 3-5 years
Start date 2022-06-09
Application close date 2022-09-07
Summary
This position develops, recommends, and implements soybean meal physical and crush merchandising and hedging strategies and participates in general trading discussions.
Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
• Advises Claypool team on merchandising strategy for soybean meal and soy hull pellets
• Guides discussion around crush hedges for US assets and provides input to global team for non-US footprint
• Leads company discussion around soybean meal calendar spreads & board crush positioning
• Contributes to North American research, leads US meal research (crush rates & SBM demand)
• Develops and maintains commercial relationship with customers, peers, others to expand information flow
• Stays abreast of all soybean meal trade rule developments
• Familiarizes self with all oilseeds complex balance sheets and contributes to global meal trade discussions
• Assists in business analysis for external and internal implementation
• Participates in strategic planning discussions

Additional Responsibilities:
• Merchant lead on KPIs, daily production report and other internally produced industrial reports
• Gathers news, statistics and information related to individual commodity supply and demand from customers and trade sources and distributes that information to the remainder of the group to support overall strategic trading/positioning (i.e., contributes to research function).
• Assists other team members when needed
• Customer visits.
• Other duties as assigned
Basic qualifications:
• Three to 5 years in the Grains and Oilseeds industry
• Soybean, soybean meal and/or soybean oil merchandising and/or trading experience
• Solid understanding of balance sheet analysis & position management

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)
Basic qualifications:
• Working knowledge of futures markets, hedging and arbitrage
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong quantitative skills, including basic knowledge of statistics, algebra (e.g., supply and demand relationships, analysis of price relationships)
• Ability to organize multiple responsibilities, prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software, (e.g., Excel and MS Word).
• Must have valid driver’s license
Working Conditions
• Primarily climate-controlled office environment. Periodic visits to industrial operations areas are necessary with exposure during such visits to variety of temperatures and prevailing weather conditions. Interacts closely with personnel in other departments and company locations, interacts closely with middle and senior level management, domestic travel to visit customers required (up to 30% at times). Call-ins or the extension of regular working hours (50-60 hours per week) are occasionally needed to complete time-sensitive projects or respond to emergencies.

Employee Supervision
• No direct supervision responsibilities

Decision Making/Accountability
• Processes a variety of information and data to help devise and execute trading strategies. Negotiates with trade counterparts to maximize corporate returns. Advises and recommends trading strategies, assesses risk pertaining to buying and selling and negotiates contract terms with clients.

#LI-Hybrid
• English (Basic)
Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Finance, Business Administration or other business discipline.

Main
Responsibilities
Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by her or his supervisor.
Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
• Advises Claypool team on merchandising strategy for soybean meal and soy hull pellets
• Guides discussion around crush hedges for US assets and provides input to global team for non-US footprint
• Leads company discussion around soybean meal calendar spreads & board crush positioning
• Contributes to North American research, leads US meal research (crush rates & SBM demand)
• Develops and maintains commercial relationship with customers, peers, others to expand information flow
• Stays abreast of all soybean meal trade rule developments
• Familiarizes self with all oilseeds complex balance sheets and contributes to global meal trade discussions
• Assists in business analysis for external and internal implementation
• Participates in strategic planning discussions

Additional Responsibilities:
• Merchant lead on KPIs, daily production report and other internally produced industrial reports
• Gathers news, statistics and information related to individual commodity supply and demand from customers and trade sources and distributes that information to the remainder of the group to support overall strategic trading/positioning (i.e., contributes to research function).
• Assists other team members when needed
• Customer visits.
• Other duties as assigned

    Experiences
    Basic qualifications:
    • Three to 5 years in the Grains and Oilseeds industry
    • Soybean, soybean meal and/or soybean oil merchandising and/or trading experience
    • Solid understanding of balance sheet analysis & position management

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)
    Basic qualifications:
    • Working knowledge of futures markets, hedging and arbitrage
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong quantitative skills, including basic knowledge of statistics, algebra (e.g., supply and demand relationships, analysis of price relationships)
    • Ability to organize multiple responsibilities, prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software, (e.g., Excel and MS Word).
    • Must have valid driver’s license

      Skills
      Working Conditions
      • Primarily climate-controlled office environment. Periodic visits to industrial operations areas are necessary with exposure during such visits to variety of temperatures and prevailing weather conditions. Interacts closely with personnel in other departments and company locations, interacts closely with middle and senior level management, domestic travel to visit customers required (up to 30% at times). Call-ins or the extension of regular working hours (50-60 hours per week) are occasionally needed to complete time-sensitive projects or respond to emergencies.

      Employee Supervision
      • No direct supervision responsibilities

      Decision Making/Accountability
      • Processes a variety of information and data to help devise and execute trading strategies. Negotiates with trade counterparts to maximize corporate returns. Advises and recommends trading strategies, assesses risk pertaining to buying and selling and negotiates contract terms with clients.

      #LI-Hybrid

        Required
        Languages
        • English (Basic)

        Required
        Education
        Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Finance, Business Administration or other business discipline.

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