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Commercial Manager Grains

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Date: Dec 28, 2021

Location: Kiev, Kiev, UA, 01030

Company: Bunge

Purpose of the position:

In Ukraine, Bunge holds a strong position as one of major exporter of grains and producer of sunflower oil. You probably heard about our brand of oil “Oleina”. Bunge Ukraine has more than 1300 employees and owns and operates elevators, production plants and export terminals in different parts of the country. Bunge operates to the highest environmental, health and safety standards.

For our commercial team, we are looking for a commercial manager grains. In this role you will be responsible for the co-ordination of grain trading (origination & marketing) activities between Bunge offices in Ukraine as well as the marketing teams and destinations. Although all grains are in your portfolio, the dominant part is on Corn. You will have a strong network among farmers and are dealing with that day-to-day operation. You are strategical well equipped and understand the black sea market as no other!


Main Accountabilities:

  • Evaluate and manage the risk for Ukrainian grains flows.
  • Provide superior daily flow of Ukrainian market information and intelligence to Geneva teams to ensure swift decision making  
  • Deploy the full strategy on the value chain what relates to Ukraine origin.
  • Monitor and optimize the port capacity and export logistics for the region.
  • Responsible for supply and demand analysis.
  • Responsible for reporting trade positions.
  • Build and develop external relationships.
  • Act as an internal advisor/trainer/expert and actively support teams.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • MSc/University degree in business or other related field
  • Min 7 years of trading or relevant experience. Experience in Agribusiness with specific trade experience (preferably at origin)
  • Exposure to the local markets (Black Sea, specifically Ukraine)
  • Good knowledge of risk management
  • Fluent in English, Ukrainian/Russian.

As a person you show leadership skills and bring a lengthy and strong experience in decision making and negotiation. You have the ability to work in a team and work under pressure. You are independent where necessary and have the ability to make influence others.



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