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Commodity Trader | Food | North West | £DOE

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Commodity Trader | Food | North West | £DOE

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    £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits

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    Tom Edmondson-Matthews

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

Commodity Trader | Food | North West | £DOE
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career? Do you have experience in trading, commodities, hedging and futures markets? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is proud to be a family-owned and run business and has a fantastic heritage. They manufacture and supply a variety of commodity-based food ingredients into the food manufacturing, food service and food distribution sectors. They are real specialists when it comes to their products and have built the business from the ground up over the past 25+ years. They trade with customers across the UK, Ireland and Europe and have a great reputation for quality products and services. They have become more sophisticated and complex over the years, but their roots are still in commodity trading and they will always be traders at heart. They have grown over the years to be one of the largest and most successful privately-owned businesses in their sector. They offer progression for their people with unlimited earning potential.

About the Role
This role is all about future markets and hedging in a commodity market. You will utilise your experience in analysing markets to assess potential risks and price fluctuations to aid the business in mitigating risk. You will work closely with the commercial and finance teams to deliver the best commercial and financial performance possible. This is an area that our client could do more in and so there is great potential for you to utilise your skills and experience to positive affect.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will have a few years experience in commodity trading, ideally within the food industry and will have been exposed to future markets/price-fixing/hedging etc with the remit of reducing risk and increasing commercial performance. You will be educated to degree level, ideally within food science, business, agriculture, finance or relevant topic. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to work with internal teams to deliver results and feel confident in presenting your ideas to stakeholders. You will need to be a quick learner and be willing to get stuck in where required. This is a trading business, so you will need to be comfortable picking up a phone to sell and trade with new and existing customers. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to build lasting relationships with customers. A foreign language and/or experience in a field-to-fork supply chain or agribusiness would be considered an advantage.

Minimum Requirements
Due to the specialist nature of this role and business, the successful candidate will need, as a minimum, to have experience in a commodity trading role with at least a couple of years of future markets experience. You will also need a great attitude, a desire to learn and the ability to form lasting relationships. You will also need to be a strong team player and be able to fit into a close-knit group with a family-feel.

Salary and Package
Our client has a degree of flexibility for the right person and skill set. As a guide, £30-45k basic + package DOE.

Application Process
The successful applicant will move through a 2-3 stage interview process. Given the extra requirements for social distancing etc at the moment, this process can take time to complete. Our client is committed to appointing the right person for this role and their business however and will do what they can to expedite the process. If you feel you have the required skills and background please apply now. To discuss the role in more detail prior to submitting your application please contact Tom on 07860 604 861 or Job reference TEM12618