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Product Controller (0182)

Product Controller


ED&F Man is one of the world’s leading traders of agricultural commodities; we are looking to recruit a Product Controller to support our worldwide sugar trading business which operates in over 20 countries managing sugar procurement, production and distribution, with significant strategic growth ambitions for the future.


This is an exciting opportunity to take on a challenging role which offers a broad spectrum of responsibilities, scope, and commercial activity. A primary objective is the provision of high quality value added financial analysis and insight to support the trading management team by the product of Daily and monthly PnLs and Attributions.

The role requires a high level of interaction with the Sugar Division’s trading business unit, its related operations, and other departments within the ED&F Man Group.  This is a significant “hands on” role requiring flexibility to handle detailed transactional work as well as higher level analysis and review. 

We need an individual with proven experience of operating within a fast paced international trading environment with a proactive approach to transactional activities, financial reporting and control, continuous improvement and business performance initiatives. 


  • Partner with the trading team to provide support through financial and management information analysis and reports.
  • Timely and accurate P&L reporting for the global trading regions.
  • Review and challenge the pricing of contracts to ensure a consistent and accurate methodology is applied.
  • Produce and understand the positions being run by the traders to ensure the systems are consistent with trader estimate.
  • Develop a consistent and comprehensive set of standards and reports for the trading operation to improve financial and commercial support services to the business.
  • Ensure compliance with minimum control standards and risk requirements.
  • Proactive support for traders and operations, providing all relevant financial information and responding to ad hoc requests.
  • Provide resource to ongoing initiatives with respect to processes.
  • Review and monitor incomplete contracts.    


  • Previous exposure to physical sugar trading.
  • Experience in domestic commodity distribution, including warehousing/trucking operations.
  • Experience in global sugar sourcing.
  • Experience in daily PnL production with knowledge of ITAS.
  • 1 year of post-qualified experience gained within a global trading environment.
  • Finance Qualification of CPA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent
  • Previous experience working in a business facing organization.


ED&F Man was established in 1783. Today the company is a leading provider of commodities, logistics and risk management services. The company is employee owned with approximately 7,000 employees working in 50 countries around the world.

ED&F Man is a highly entrepreneurial environment providing the opportunity to build an international career in a partnership culture.

Opening date: 02/01/2019

Closing date: 30/01/2019

Salary Package: Competitive

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3 London Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9SG
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