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Trading Manager Biodiesel

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Date: Dec 23, 2021

Location: Ravenna, RA, IT

Company: Bunge

As a Trading Manager Biodiesel in Bunge Italia, you will be working in the fast moving market of Biodiesel sales and Feedstock acquisition in Italy. You will head a team of 3, and together are at the forefront to optimize profitability of the Biodiesel Value Chain strategy. You will prioritize, coordinate and control the commercial activities, meaning you look after asset management for the biodiesel plant and glycerin refinery. Typical activities in this role:

  • Purchasing the incoming feedstocks internationally from 3rd party suppliers, as well as from Bunge plants and refineries, you and your team are directly responsible for sales of the (bulk) biodiesel and Glycerine.
  • You are leading the entire process, are well aware of the demand in the market and therefor know how to position your business. This makes you an important player in setting the local business strategy and influencer of the international strategy.
  • On a day to day basis you identify trading opportunities, develop relationships with strategic customers and you’ll collaborate internally and externally to achieve trading budget and targets.
  • Typically you coordinate interaction between your own department, the operations team and the execution, logistics and finance teams to ensure that commitments to our customers are followed upon accurately.

What your future Manager says about this role

This role plays an important role in Bunge, being in contact with key partners of the Company. You will have the opportunity to support and implement the strategy in collaboration with the Commercial Director and other leads. This experience provides opportunities to grow and develop as a leader. Your entrepreneurial and team spirit will be valued and you will work together closely with phenomenal colleagues in an informal setting, in a highly developing market.

What we search for

You are fast paced, enjoy to be on top of things and have an untamable optimistic, creative and organized personality. Negotiating is a second nature, which combines well with your proactive, achievement and solution oriented Approach. Problems are there to be solved and they do not get in your way to make a decision without losing sight of spearheading your teams common goals.

Other qualifications.

  • University degree (Bachelor or Master) or Equivalent.
  • Proven ability in a commercial role in Biodiesel trading, or alternatively in an Energy or Agri international trading environment.
  • Some management / leadership experience.
  • Excellent listening skills and Fluency in English and (near) native Italian.

What we offer

A key role in an organization with colleagues around the world, who are dedicated to improving the global Agri-Food value chain, one day at a time. Together, we bring food from where it’s produced to where it’s needed. We do this in a culture where entrepreneurs are valued. Being a global company with a constant need for innovation, a broad variety of challenges and development opportunities can support your long term career at Bunge. We value and stimulate development through training, education and experience and offer tools and resources to support you.

If this description reflects your profile and ambition, we’re looking forward to see your application and motivation in English by hitting apply! 

In case of questions, please contact: marinke.vanstekelenburg@bunge.com


Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.


We Are Bunge


Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now. 


We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionate, bold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.


Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:


Act as One Team

by fostering inclusion,
collaboration and respect

Drive for Excellence

by being agile
innovative and efficient

Do What’s Right

by acting safely, ethically
and sustainably


If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.


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. 

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