We are looking for a commercially astute Quad-lingual candidate to embark on a challenging career as a Trainee Sugar Trader. The role will be based initially at our global head office in London although the role will have a global remit and candidates must be geographically mobile.
This is a rare opportunity to join an established commodities trading house as a trainee with exposure to trading in global markets from day one. Learning all aspects of the business you will carry out a wide variety of activities to enhance your learning from our expert Traders.
The successful candidate will join at a time when global demand for agricultural commodities is at an all-time high and unprecedented challenges and opportunities exist.
ED&F Man are one of the world’s leading providers of sugar. We buy both raw and white sugar directly from origin countries for sale to final consumers and industrial users, wholesalers and refineries. We operate in over 40 countries around the world.
Salary Package: GBP 35,000 – GBP 42,000
Opening Date: 03/10/2018
Closing Date: 30/10/2018
Skills & Qualifications
Who We Are
Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business.
We source or process raw, white and specialty sugars from over 40 producing countries. We sell to refineries, industrial users, wholesalers, retailers and consumers, offering local solutions though a number of in-country purchasing, sales and distribution businesses. We have also invested in a food technology company to launch a stevia sweetener with the flavour and mouth feel of sugar.
As a founding member of Bonsucro, all our processing operations and trading hubs have the highest sustainability credentials and we play an active role in developing the sustainability agenda.
Here at ED&F Man we are guided by our five company values: Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus and Entrepreneurship.
Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things.
As part of the annual performance review, all employees are measured either against a set of five Leadership Essentials if you are a people manager or four Performance Essentials if you are an individual contributor.
1. Drives Innovation2. Leads People3. Delivers Results4. Collaborates5. Manages Resources
1. Drives Innovation 2. Leads People 3. Delivers Results 4. Collaborates
Equal Opportunities Statement
ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.