Futures Trader, Coffee Platform
Geneva,Switzerland
Job Reference SP-4936514532
Professional Areas Trading Platforms
Function Trading
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 3-5 years
Start date 2021-03-05
Application close date 2021-06-03
Summary
Louis Dreyfus Company is a global player in the commodities and food sector. Its businesses include worldwide origination, transport, processing and merchandising of agricultural commodities and freight. LDC is looking for an analytical and driven trader to join the Coffee Futures Trading team in Geneva. The person would be responsible for hedging the group’s physical cash positions, trading short-term market moves and assisting in the deployment of the longer-term strategies agreed upon by the Group. Constant in-depth analysis of the futures and markets is required to assist with trading and position optimization. Proficient option trading and experience is important, to take advantage of volatility, direction or mitigating risk.
• Assist in the Management of commercial hedge flow and proprietary trading for the global coffee platform
• Run the daily tasks associated to the futures desk
• Participate in the analysis and decisions associated to the group hedge and proprietary positions
• Assist in the daily management of the Hedge Desk: be accountable for hedging price, spread and residual exposures for both coffee futures contracts
• Supervise pricing orders from clients/traders. Ensure they are properly executed, confirmed and booked
• Support teams: Assist the trading teams with all their hedging related questions: spread booking, best timing for pricings, optionality, events on the physical side.
• Participate and actively contribute to the analysis and decisions around the group’s coffee futures flat price, spread and options exposures
• Run a proprietary trading position with futures, options and/or spreads with dedicated VaR to complement the global position.
• Perform technical analysis to improve short-term trading and spot non-fundamental opportunities
• Perform regular CoT, Open Interest and Market Volume analyses to derive opportunities
• Work with in-house data scientists to develop and improve trading models with both fundamental and technical inputs
• Be comfortable managing and pricing options positions, both directional and volatility based.
• Participate in daily/weekly P&L calculations
• Assist marketing team with reports
• 3-5 years of futures experience, either in a prop or broker role
• Electronic trading proficiency.
• Option trading proficiency.
• Very good knowledge in commodity trade.
• Good working knowledge of Excel (formulation/models) and Microsoft Office.
• Good understanding of macro and micro economics.
• Coding experience preferred, to facilitate work on research and trading models (specifically Python and SQL).
• Strong analytical skills.
• Excellent aptitudes for communication and presentation, experience of working in an international environment.
• Ability to work well under pressure.
• Capacity and willingness to actively participate in the global trading positions and develop broader business strategy.
• English (Fluent)
Bachelor in relevant field of studies

Main
Responsibilities
Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.
• Assist in the Management of commercial hedge flow and proprietary trading for the global coffee platform
• Run the daily tasks associated to the futures desk
• Participate in the analysis and decisions associated to the group hedge and proprietary positions
• Assist in the daily management of the Hedge Desk: be accountable for hedging price, spread and residual exposures for both coffee futures contracts
• Supervise pricing orders from clients/traders. Ensure they are properly executed, confirmed and booked
• Support teams: Assist the trading teams with all their hedging related questions: spread booking, best timing for pricings, optionality, events on the physical side.
• Participate and actively contribute to the analysis and decisions around the group’s coffee futures flat price, spread and options exposures
• Run a proprietary trading position with futures, options and/or spreads with dedicated VaR to complement the global position.
• Perform technical analysis to improve short-term trading and spot non-fundamental opportunities
• Perform regular CoT, Open Interest and Market Volume analyses to derive opportunities
• Work with in-house data scientists to develop and improve trading models with both fundamental and technical inputs
• Be comfortable managing and pricing options positions, both directional and volatility based.
• Participate in daily/weekly P&L calculations
• Assist marketing team with reports

    Experiences
    • 3-5 years of futures experience, either in a prop or broker role

      Skills
      • Electronic trading proficiency.
      • Option trading proficiency.
      • Very good knowledge in commodity trade.
      • Good working knowledge of Excel (formulation/models) and Microsoft Office.
      • Good understanding of macro and micro economics.
      • Coding experience preferred, to facilitate work on research and trading models (specifically Python and SQL).
      • Strong analytical skills.
      • Excellent aptitudes for communication and presentation, experience of working in an international environment.
      • Ability to work well under pressure.
      • Capacity and willingness to actively participate in the global trading positions and develop broader business strategy.

        Required
        Languages
        • English (Fluent)

        Required
        Education
        Bachelor in relevant field of studies

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