Cargill Senior Cocoa Trader in Malaysia

Senior Cocoa Trader

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 Purpose & Summary

We are currently looking for an analytical, dynamic and experienced individual to fill the newly-created role of senior trader on our vibrant Cocoa & Chocolate Asia (C&CA) desk. It also helps if you have the Midas touch. This position will be based in Kuala Lumpur and will report to the Commercial Director for the business unit (BU) seated in Singapore. This person will be responsible (together with 2 existing traders) for managing the overall futures and physical risk profile of the C&CA business in the region and will be charged with ensuring the profitability targets of the desk are met. This person will also be expected to communicate and explain market dynamics to both external and internal stakeholders on a regular basis.

This individual will also have responsibility over physical bean sourcing activities both in the region and globally. The senior trader will need to manage together with the KL bean trader C&CA’s physical pipeline needs in the region and navigate the complexities that inevitably come with the supply chains from both within and outside Indonesia where C&CA’s press plant is based.

Principal Accountabilities

50% Primary job functions - Daily risk management, P&L monitoring, trader mentoring, global team collaboration and alignment, supplier management, pipeline positioning & management

25% Generating market insights for internal and external stakeholders.

25% Travel: cocoa origination.

Other relevant information to the position

  • P&L responsibilities.

  • Team & organizational building ability.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

  • 5 years in physical trading environment with hedging responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cocoa industry or related Agricultural experience.

  • Language skills – Bahasa, Mandarin, Spanish.

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location Malaysia

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MAL00220