Cofco Traineeship Program - Trade/ Execution/ Logistics

Employer: Cofco International
  • Agriculture
  • Import - Export
  • Management Trainee
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: Student/Graduate
  • Updated at: 26.06.2019
    Short company description

    We are a global agri-business with a six-continent supply chain. We can rely on the strong history of Nidera and COFCO Agri. With a long-standing market presence, we have a deep understanding of the world’s largest agricultural importing markets, including China.


    After you join our team, you will have a full-time employment contract and you will have the opportunity to build the foundation of your career through a broad and deep professional training during one year.

    The departments included in our program are: Financial, Execution, Trade and Logistics.


    Main responsibilities for TRADE position:

    Sustain commodity origination/purchases in Balkans;
    Get familiar with Incoterms and import-export international commodities flows;
    Keep close communication with farmers/field and office trading team with regards to prices and tradeable volumes;
    Seek and gather specific information from the market, ensure accurate and regular reports about relevant commodity markets and competitors, crop development;
    Run pricing, cost calculations for inland purchases, in coordination with Logistics Department;
    Develop strong relations with suppliers/clients, negotiate and conclude the deal (sale/purchase contract);
    Develop company’s portfolio of agricultural partners;
    Align logistic needs together with Logistics Dept and Trade Execution Dept;
    Coordinate with Finance & Controlling Dept for hedge FOREX and handle other market risks;
    Become knowledgeable in P&L generated by trades, calculate daily margins and open positions;
    Support manager in building the supply & demand to develop opportunities for both local and export markets to maximize origination potential and margins.

    Other info

    Ideal candidate:

    University/Master Degree, final year at university or Master;
    University profile: Economics, Agri- Business;
    Native Romanian language;
    Fluency in English;
    Strong Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
    Strong interpersonal skills, team player;
    Good organizational skills and commitment to fast follow through;
    Life learning;
    Strong analytical skills;
    Managing ambiguity (adaptable, get on each opportunity, conceptual strength);
    Risk appetite (composed, resilient, risk analysis, right sizing);
    Drive to win (self-starter, ambitious, relentless determination);
    Commercial mindset (macro-economic, political trends, long-term planning);
    Making decision and execution (confident, integrity, courageous, hold self and others accountable).

    Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted