Cargill Commodity Merchandising Trainee in Krasnodar, Russia

Commodity Merchandising 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 Purpose & Summary

The position provides an extensive 24 months training mainly in Merchandising, but also Risk Management, Trading Operations and Market Analysis, to produce excellent commodity merchandising professionals in diverse agricultural commodities: grains, oilseeds, feed and processing by-products. On successful completion of training the trainee will embark on an exciting commercial career in the Merchandising Job Family with one of the CASC EMEA product lines in the dedicated country.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Learn the Agricultural commodities trading industry: worldwide, historical evolution, mission, our role in it, figures, flows, inventories, transportation, commodities, quality specifics for each product.

  • Know the local market for Commodity Merchandising: value, partners, flows, common behaviors, related legislation, fiscal policy around it

  • Learn what are the influencers: market SND balances, Industry economics, technological change, external political and global environment

  • Understand the local SND equilibrium factors

  • Understand the PNL elements and how to best manage it

  • Know INCOTERMS and local exceptions from them

  • Learn on various Transport modes and Operations/Storage costs

  • Develop skills on 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


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • University degree: preferred major - marketing, finance, economics

  • Up to 3 years of prior internship/work experience

  • Business fluency in English. Any other language a strong plus

  • Computer literate

  • Effective communication: compelling and authentic communicator, broad perspective, relationship builder

  • Strong analytical skills: quantitative mind, challenging, inquisitive

  • Business insight: commercial mindset, macro-economics, political trends, long-term planning

  • Making decisions and execution: confident, integrity, courageous, hold self and others accountable

  • Integrity, Courage, Conviction

  • Committed to win: self-starter, daring, determination

  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player

  • Handling ambiguity: adaptable, see opportunity in change, conceptual strength

  • Risk appetite: composed, resilient, risk analysis, right sizing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master degree in in Agronomy, Economics, Business

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location Russia-KDA-Krasnodar

Req ID: KRA00203