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Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Guatemala City, GT, 01010

Company: Bunge

Position Summary

The Trader is responsible for marketing the commodity products in Central America by providing a personalized service to customers in accordance with established policies and procedures.

 

Essential Functions

Profitable Business Growth

  • Help grow Bunge's commodity business in the Central America region with focus in developing smaller customers in our region aside the key accounts.
  • Market Bunge commodity products and extract daily and monthly summary by position and product.
  • Place and execute commodity orders.
  • Conduct marketing, logistical space utilization and subsequent sale to customers.
  • Coordinate logistics with Origins, Execution and Freight Department.
  • Ensure compliance with Bunge's policies and procedures in the course of doing business.
  • Leverage knowledge of current and future destination customer base to maximize cash trading opportunities.
  • Monitor and own all aspects of the sale, shipment, and post-sale and post-shipment follow-up, including resulting profit and loss.
  • Preparation of the daily P&L and reviewing and analyzing the Company’s results and assisting with commodities trend analysis as required.
  • Provide market intelligence to Bunge's Global research and origination trading desks.
  • Ability to respond to market dynamics such as spreads, futures, basis and freight changes vis a vis different origins.
  • Actively communicate market data and relevant information to trading partners in Latin Region.
  • Manage cash and futures positions including spreads.
  • Monitor the credit portfolio, inventory rotation, and the financial health of the clients.

 

Relationship Building and Management

  • Cultivates relationships with colleagues and stakeholders by fostering win-win situations and working to remove barriers to collaboration.
  • Develop a strong and profitable relationship with the assigned accounts and support the commercial teams in achieving the results
  • Maintain mutually beneficial and cooperative relationships with BG origins.
  • Establish trustful and value-adding relations with BG Product Lines and Global Research.
  • Partner and work closely with the commercial teams fostering a result’s driven organization.

Leadership

  • Effectively direct and influence the activities or actions of others (peers and team).
  • Incorporates Bunge Core Values and serve as a role model within the organization for each one of them: Integrity, Teamwork, Openness and Trust, Entrepreneurship and Citizenship. 
  • Create an effective learning environment by focusing on areas of development.

 

Operational Excellence

  • Leads and supports Operational Excellence efforts under the scope of the role.
  • Continuous improvement mindset in efficiency and productivity aiming at reaching higher results for the program and geographies that is under the scope of the role.
  • Constantly applies the available tools or look for new ones towards the sustainable improvement of established KPIs.
  • Provide oversight of office operations and occasional administrative duties, as assigned.
  • Ensure compliance with Bunge’s policies and procedures in the course of doing business.
  • Perform other such duties as may be deemed necessary as the foregoing represents the general duties necessary to describe the principle functions of the job and shall not be deemed to be all of the work requirements which may be required of this position.

 

Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting/Finance, International Relations,  Agricultural Economics or related field.
  • 5 years of experience as a commodity trader, associate oilseed trader or similar role in the agribusiness industry to include 5 years of experience with origin/destination trading.
  • Excellent customer management abilities and interest in understanding customers' business models and needs.
  • Demonstrated analytical aptitude.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate trading strategies both internally and to customers.
  • Leadership skills, willingness to learn and grow as a people’ manager.
  • Strong attention to detail, quality and integrity.
  • Excellent organization and planning capabilities.
  • Ability to lead across reporting lines/functions.
  • Understanding of commodity trading, MTM rules, commodity cash and futures settlements practices and industry terms and exchanges (CBOT).
  • Understanding of ocean freight market.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

 

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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