The Role :
Managing sales of containerized vegetable oils into Sub-Saharan Africa. With particular focus on geographical arbitrages from global origins into the continent.
The Global Trading Desk for Vegetable Oils in Rolle Switzerland trades rape oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, corn oil, palm oil and some other oils as well.
Each oil has its own trading peculiarities. It is important to develop a deep understanding of all vegetable oils in order to maximise global destination marketing opportunities.
This position will oversee all sales functions of global containerized vegetable oils into Sub-Saharan Africa. This will include liaising with ADM teams globally, container vessel logistics management, customer sales interaction and global supply / demand analysis.
Main Responsibilities :
Reporting to the Trade Manager, Global Container Oils, in Rolle, Switzerland; the incumbent will be responsible for :
Fully Responsible for the sales and execution of containerized oils into Sub-Saharan Africa.
Negotiating and obtaining the best value for ADM s vegetable oils into these markets.
Explore potential partner opportunities / strategic opportunities in the container market.
Utilizing knowledge of Vegetable Oil flows and Global S&D s in order to efficiently market ADM into global destinations whilst optimizing ADM’s global asset base.
Utilizing experience in commodity making sell recommendations to customers.
Targeting growth strategies in specific destinations to stay on the pulse of global market developments securing continued success of the book.
Managing credit, legal issues and processing aspects of ADM’s vegetable oil business.
The successful candidate will possess the following :
6-8 years commercial experience, preferably including trading and logistics in agricultural commodities.
Excellent understanding of pricing mechanisms as well as the relationship between worldwide supply and demand, and the pricing of agricultural commodities, specifically vegetable oils.
In depth knowledge of global origins and oil spreads in order to effectively move vegetable oil products from origin to destination markets.
Strong ability to collaborate within a multi-cultural and cross-functional setting.
Excellent contract negotiation and communication skills.
Analytical, creative, objective team player.
Excellent computer skills, particularly in Excel.
Previous experience of vegetable oil trading would be beneficial.