Wake up and
smell the coffee
At ED&F Man, high calibre candidates can progress rapidly and forge engaging and rewarding careers.To thrive at ED&F Man, you’ve got to be agile and be able to take a global perspective. You’ll be keen to develop trust and long-term relationships with your customers, colleagues and suppliers, and work with others to meet our corporate responsibility and commercial goals.We want entrepreneurially minded people with the ambition and determination to succeed – and a sense of humour helps. We’re employee-owned so you’ll have a direct influence on our success. If you have ideas to grow our business, we’ll give you the support and opportunity to make it happen.
In a company of our size and scope, the career opportunities are boundless. We have exciting roles to suit people across many geographies and disciplines. Commercial roles don’t just include trading, but also logistics, operations and financial brokerage. Related roles include food technicians, quality controllers, sustainability specialists and research analysts. And of course we need a myriad of functional experts, from accountants, lawyers and risk managers to marketers, human resources, information technologists…..and even coffee tasters!
If you’re starting your life in the commercial world, our graduate programme will give you the strongest foundation for your future trading or broking career. Over 18 months we will help you develop an in-depth understanding of our business and end-to-end commercial processes, so you can become the most successful you can be.We won't sugar coat it - it's challenging work with a lot to learn, but is very rewarding. By the end of your programme you’ll be trading commodities – coffee, sugar, molasses, grains or pulses – or working on a brokerage desk in our financial services team.
You will be based in one of our worldwide locations and will take on a hands-on role. For our 2017 programme we recruited for the following locations: Chicago, Kabupaten (Indonesia), Kampala, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, New Orleans, New York, Shanghai and Singapore.
You will also have an overseas assignment in one of the many places we do business – you could work with farmers in our origin markets or trade in a major financial hub.
Your training In your first year you will visit our origin countries and undergo assignments to:
We will be looking for the following attributes: