ED&F Man has an opportunity for an experienced and highly qualified Finance Director, to join a world leading trader of agricultural commodities within our Coffee Trading Division.
The successful candidate is responsible for the management and administration of the Gollücke & Rothfos trading entity in Bremen, Germany. This is a key role to our organisation, reporting to the European Regional Financial Controller and acting as partner to the local General Manager. The Finance Director will directly oversee a team of two in Bremen.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Budget Preparation and Financial Reporting
Month-end Financial Reporting
Year-end Financial Reporting
Capex Preparation and Sign-off
Skills & Qualifications
No introductions of candidates by recruitment agencies will be accepted.
Who We Are
Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 6,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business.
ED&F Man’s coffee business, Volcafe, is one of the world’s largest traders of arabica and robusta coffees and provides beans for 50 billion cups of coffee each year. Our expertise spans green coffee procurement and preparation, quality control, risk management and logistics.
We work in countries that collectively account for over 90% of world production. From single origin micro-lots to mainstream commercial grades and customised blends, we have what it takes to get the right product to our roaster and retail customers – on time, every time. We are also big on sustainability and traceability: our unique farmer outreach programme, known as The Volcafe Way, works direct with coffee growers to train them in best agronomy practice and sound business management.
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.