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Research Analyst, Wheat & Barley, SSEA

Singapore, Singapore
Job Reference JR0067992
Professional Areas Trading Platforms
Function Research & Development
Start date 2023-05-04

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.

Reporting to Head of Wheat Research / Head of G&O South and SouthEastAsia (SSEA), this position assists in the generation of profit by providing traders with information pertaining to domestic and export commodity markets.  This analytical role is responsible for maintenance, management and proactive update of information, and its synthesis/communication to the global team.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain and analyse all relevant data and provide input into trading strategy for SEA
  • Provide, maintain, and update relevant SSEA crop production, consumption and imports of wheat/barley, with an emphasis on demand switches between various commodities (local vs. imported grains, substitution with rice & other feed grains), and on estimates of domestic crops of competing grains in SSEA
  • Identify and propose trading opportunities based on the analysis of wheat/corn/other feedgrains’ relative competitiveness.
  • Provide updates of regulatory, political and consumer preference changes affecting each commodity or downstream use of commodity
  1. Engage with internal and external information sources
  • Leverage LDC market position and create relationships with a view to increase the inflow of relevant information available to the global commercial/trading team
  • Ensure constant communication with different destination and origin teams to ensure flow of information related to SSEA flows within the Product Line. Participate to all relevant daily/weekly product line calls
  1. Develop a detailed analysis of feed and milling wheat import demand for the region
  • Work with commercial team in SSEA to develop a detailed understanding of Southeast Asian feed and milling wheat demand
  • Monitor and regularly communicate to the global team the wheat-corn spreads in the various SEA countries, as well as the impact of such price moves on feed wheat & corn demand
  • Provide a breakdown by quality (feed / milling) of the import demand of all the SEA countries. Build and refresh databases such as milling capacities, domestic crops, vessel line up, market shares, etc
  1. Other duties as required

Experiences:

  • At least 3-5 years’ relevant experience in agricultural markets, preferably bulk commodity export.
  • Full understanding of balance sheet analysis including the factors which impact each component of the balance sheet.
  • Ability to decide when and how best to communicate major balance sheet adjustments
  • Understanding of the market and influence of other markets, including other domestic and international commodity markets
  • Ability to source, aggregate, analyse, maintain up to date data and research material
  • Strong and clear written and verbal communication skills and an open and inquiring mind
  • Ability to interpret and analyse qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Attention to detail and accurate data entry, including advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize quickly.

Languages:

  • English (Fluent)

Academics

  •  Degree in Agricultural / Economic or related field

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

Reporting to Head of Wheat Research / Head of G&O South and SouthEastAsia (SSEA), this position assists in the generation of profit by providing traders with information pertaining to domestic and export commodity markets.  This analytical role is responsible for maintenance, management and proactive update of information, and its synthesis/communication to the global team.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain and analyse all relevant data and provide input into trading strategy for SEA
  • Provide, maintain, and update relevant SSEA crop production, consumption and imports of wheat/barley, with an emphasis on demand switches between various commodities (local vs. imported grains, substitution with rice & other feed grains), and on estimates of domestic crops of competing grains in SSEA
  • Identify and propose trading opportunities based on the analysis of wheat/corn/other feedgrains’ relative competitiveness.
  • Provide updates of regulatory, political and consumer preference changes affecting each commodity or downstream use of commodity
  1. Engage with internal and external information sources
  • Leverage LDC market position and create relationships with a view to increase the inflow of relevant information available to the global commercial/trading team
  • Ensure constant communication with different destination and origin teams to ensure flow of information related to SSEA flows within the Product Line. Participate to all relevant daily/weekly product line calls
  1. Develop a detailed analysis of feed and milling wheat import demand for the region
  • Work with commercial team in SSEA to develop a detailed understanding of Southeast Asian feed and milling wheat demand
  • Monitor and regularly communicate to the global team the wheat-corn spreads in the various SEA countries, as well as the impact of such price moves on feed wheat & corn demand
  • Provide a breakdown by quality (feed / milling) of the import demand of all the SEA countries. Build and refresh databases such as milling capacities, domestic crops, vessel line up, market shares, etc
  1. Other duties as required

Experiences:

  • At least 3-5 years’ relevant experience in agricultural markets, preferably bulk commodity export.
  • Full understanding of balance sheet analysis including the factors which impact each component of the balance sheet.
  • Ability to decide when and how best to communicate major balance sheet adjustments
  • Understanding of the market and influence of other markets, including other domestic and international commodity markets
  • Ability to source, aggregate, analyse, maintain up to date data and research material
  • Strong and clear written and verbal communication skills and an open and inquiring mind
  • Ability to interpret and analyse qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Attention to detail and accurate data entry, including advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize quickly.

Languages:

  • English (Fluent)

Academics

  •  Degree in Agricultural / Economic or related field

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