Job title: Agricultural Commodity Trader
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Agricultural
Expertise: Trade Floor
Skills: Senior Trader Trader Maize Trader Junior Trader Trade Specialist Trade Manager
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: United Kingdom
Job published: 20-07-2020
Job ID: 32542
Contact name: Lucy De Freitas
Phone number: +44 121285 3888 OR +27 898 9448
Contact email:

Job Description


Our Client, a leading import/export company is looking for an experienced agricultural Trader to join their team in the UK.

You will be responsible for managing commodity risk and exposures for the trading business and ensuring co-ordinated cross commodity trading whilst maximising market opportunities.

Role Overview:

  • Provide professional advisory service function to the agricultural market in addition to risk management and price management
  • Lead market analysis to ensure both local and international market opportunities are maximised
  • Provide input into the business plan
  • Identify trading opportunities - supply and demand analysis and spread trading and flat price trading
  • Develop relationships with a portfolio of agricultural customers
  • Develop and utilise internal/external networks with International Futures Exchange entities 
  • Advises customers regarding the risk associated with the marketing strategy
  • Responsible for the implementation of the marketing strategy 
  • Presentations to customers in order to retain or gain new business
  • Manages sales targets and plan marketing initiatives 
  • Executes customer trades on behalf of customers
  • Provide analysis and advice on market expectations
  • Monitor the agricultural market in the local and international areas (climatic conditions and ensure local/international crop surveys are co-ordinated and executed)
  • Monitor competitor activity
  • Lead analysis of both imported and local supply and demand factors

Qualifications/Experience Required

  • Undergraduate University Degree which is Business/Economics/Financial orientated
  • Minimum 5 -7 years experience in trading of agricultural markets 
  • Thorough understanding of basic accounting practices
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of market analysis, trading concepts and futures markets
  • Ability to innovatively analyse and implement solutions to trading opportunities
  • Understanding of options trading, technical analysis and experience in risk management


Should you meet the required skills please respond to this advert