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Commercial Executive, Rice

Singapore, Singapore
Job Reference JR0075008
Professional Areas Trading Platforms
Function Trading
Start date 2024-06-01

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.

LDC in South & Southeast Asia

Our regional headquarters opened in Singapore in 1993, which now serves as the trading hub for our origination and merchandizing activities in the South & Southeast Asia Region, which spans across various platforms – Oilseeds, Grains, Rice, Freight, Global Markets, Coffee, Cotton and Sugar – across 8 countries of Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Malaysia and Thailand.

This role offers an opportunity to develop your commercial career and gain broad exposure in the Rice team.

Main Responsibilities:

Working as part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team, the Junior Trader provides timely and relevant information for the trading activities of LDC Rice platform across the region and globally. This role supports and works closely with the Regional Trader (S) in Singapore in all aspects for daily activity. Travel within the region will be required at times.

Key aspects of the role include:

Information gathering

  • Liaise with other offices/traders in the region
  • Keep regular contact with other market participants (Millers, Exporters, Traders, brokers) in the region
  • Keep on top of and report trade flows
  • Maintain production and surplus / deficit database

Trading

  • Purchase (sourcing) and Sale (marketing)
  • Position management
  • Monitor contract performance of counterparties
  • Manage market/price risk exposure

The role is commercially orientated and requires a strong knowledge of economic concepts with a particular focus on supply and demand analysis.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience
  • Knowledge in the development and use of Excel spreadsheets is desired.
  • Experience in the rice sector and/or other commodity markets would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Supply & Demand factors, pricing trends and regulations affecting rice trade.

Other Skills & Competencies:

  • Candidates must be a self-starter and motivated.
  • Eye for details, accuracy, and ability to work in a fast-moving environment are required
  • Culture awareness / Risk management
  • Attention to details
  • Adaptability
  • Negotiation and good business acumen
  • Analytical skills

Language:

  • English (Fluent)

Academics

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study

Additional Information for the job

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
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

LDC in South & Southeast Asia

Our regional headquarters opened in Singapore in 1993, which now serves as the trading hub for our origination and merchandizing activities in the South & Southeast Asia Region, which spans across various platforms – Oilseeds, Grains, Rice, Freight, Global Markets, Coffee, Cotton and Sugar – across 8 countries of Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Malaysia and Thailand.

This role offers an opportunity to develop your commercial career and gain broad exposure in the Rice team.

Main Responsibilities:

Working as part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team, the Junior Trader provides timely and relevant information for the trading activities of LDC Rice platform across the region and globally. This role supports and works closely with the Regional Trader (S) in Singapore in all aspects for daily activity. Travel within the region will be required at times.

Key aspects of the role include:

Information gathering

  • Liaise with other offices/traders in the region
  • Keep regular contact with other market participants (Millers, Exporters, Traders, brokers) in the region
  • Keep on top of and report trade flows
  • Maintain production and surplus / deficit database

Trading

  • Purchase (sourcing) and Sale (marketing)
  • Position management
  • Monitor contract performance of counterparties
  • Manage market/price risk exposure

The role is commercially orientated and requires a strong knowledge of economic concepts with a particular focus on supply and demand analysis.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience
  • Knowledge in the development and use of Excel spreadsheets is desired.
  • Experience in the rice sector and/or other commodity markets would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Supply & Demand factors, pricing trends and regulations affecting rice trade.

Other Skills & Competencies:

  • Candidates must be a self-starter and motivated.
  • Eye for details, accuracy, and ability to work in a fast-moving environment are required
  • Culture awareness / Risk management
  • Attention to details
  • Adaptability
  • Negotiation and good business acumen
  • Analytical skills

Language:

  • English (Fluent)

Academics

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study

Additional Information

Additional Information for the job

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