Cargill Commercial Management Trainee in Kiev, Ukraine

Commercial Management Trainee

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position objective:

The position provides an extensive 24 months training in Merchandising, Risk Management, Trading Operations and Market Analysis, to produce excellent generalist commodity trading professionals in diverse agricultural commodities, grains, oilseeds, oilseed products, feed and processing by-products, and crop inputs. On successful completion of training the incumbent will embark on an exciting commercial career with one of the GOSC product lines in Europe.


Successful candidate will be assigned to 24 month training that will cover areas as mentioned below:

  • Learn Cargill's trading and hedging strategies, tactics and practices, including the use of futures, risk management derivatives and structured products.

  • Develop working knowledge of economic Supply / Demand research and analysis

  • Initiate, negotiate and agree on terms of commodity purchase, sale contracts, such as price, quality, quantity, transportation, timing and payment

  • Coordinate transportation and logistics to execute commodity contracts

  • Ensure thorough and accurate follow-up, execution, and closure of all contracts

  • Timely and effective communication and interaction with other Cargill teams such as Sales, Transportation and logistics, quality assurance, personnel, accountants, and engineers

  • Develop and maintain customer relationship

  • Develop a good understanding of the crop input business and the other product lines (Risk Management) currently deployed across the AgHorizons Europe region

  • Make occasional plant and crop survey trips to visit with suppliers and internal and external customers


  • Recent graduate with max. 2-years’ experience in commercial field – absolute MUST have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Economics, Business, or previous Cargill internship in Merchandising

  • International experiences – will be a plus

  • Strong interest in agribusiness

  • Strong business acumen / demonstrated knowledge of macro economics

  • Fluency in English – absolute must

  • Mobility and willingness to travel within the country or Europe

  • Demonstrated natural leadership ability and displays the essential leadership qualities of integrity, conviction and courage

  • Teamwork and flexibility; ability to work and adapt in a multi-cultural, fast-paced, changing environment with a diverse group of people

  • Fast learning and self-development: curiosity to continue to learn

  • High energy level. Able to proactively identify and resolve problems

  • Significant quantitative and analytical facility and commercially-minded

  • Strong communication skills – written oral, persuasion, negotiation

  • Career motivated and willing to accept challenging responsibilities and work hard to succeed

  • High proficiency in MS Office – especially Excel

  • Availability to work abroad for short term assignments

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location Ukraine-32-Kiev

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: KIE00049