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Employer: Cofco International
  • Agriculture
  • Insurances - Financial Intermediaries
  • Accounting - Finance
  • Job type: temporary
    Job level: 0 - 1 years of experience
  • Updated at: 18.05.2022
    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.


    • Associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field
    • Prior experience in financial administration or in another relevant administrative role involving attention to details, with financial documents/data and working in teams
    • Consistent, professional approach
    • Knowledge of “back-office” computer systems is considered as an advantage
    • Working knowledge of office equipment
    • Good organizational and time management skills
    • Analytical abilities and aptitude in problem-solving
    • Able to contribute positively as part of a team, helping with various tasks as required
    • Desire to be proactive and create a positive experience for others
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Fluency in English
    • Good knowledge of MS Office (especially MS Excel)


    • Learn and respect the allocated tasks (focus on contracting, partners, support to controllers and accounting team)
    • Ensure the appropriate actions to obtain all necessary information & documents for achieving the allocated tasks, correct and timely input in the system according to internal rules and templates
    • Perform checks and markings in the system, as per internal procedures and authority provided
    • Communicating in timely manner to internal and external counterparts and do follow-ups
    • Acting as support function for other operational departments (Trading, Execution, Finance) whenever needed and within given authority level in the team
    • Answer queries from colleagues or external parties in a professional manner, reply or forward them as necessary
    • Management of confidentiality regarding documents
    • Assist colleagues with a variety of administrative tasks related to contracts, invoices, input data in systems (SAP, Sharp), when needed
    • Create and update records ensuring accuracy and validity of information in the system
    • Provide improvement opportunities in internal processes, coordinated with business developments or internal processes changes
    • Ensure compliance with COFCO established policies & procedures
    • Maintain trusting relationships with suppliers, customers, and colleagues
    • Perform any other duties required by manager and situation, related to business needs

    Other info

    Company Description
    COFCO International is a global agri-business with a clear vision, strong values and a positive culture, focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains.
    We provide the food the world needs in a responsible way. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we are ambitious, with the right structures and culture to meet the world’s increasing and changing needs.
    With 11,000+ people in 35 countries, our global portfolio includes assets across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. We trade with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market.