Cargill Senior Merchant Grains in Budapest, Hungary

Senior Merchant Grains

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose and Major Tasks:

  • Represents Cargill in front of key domestic customers/suppliers

  • Daily Contact with commercialC trade execution teams, frequent and regular contact with finance&silo operations

  • Share relevant best practices with other Cargill Organization

  • Supporting the whole origination team, in reaching both the volume and the profit target.

  • Accurate forecasting.

  • Calibrating the estimated costs of executing contracts in order to achieve minimum variances to the real costs.

  • Accountable for accurate reported positions, daily prices, hedge FOREX; calculating and reconciling P&L and calculating daily margins, costs and prices through communication with Geneva, even if passed as tasks to a junior trader.

  • Accountable for analyzing and keeping up to date the SND and support in developing opportunities for both local and export markets to maximize origination/margins, even if passed on as tasks for junior traders.

  • Part of elaborating game plans each year, in connection with the hub and the merchandising manager.

  • Part of elaborating the trading budget and elaborating the strategy for reaching the budgeted figures.

  • Accountable for reaching the budgeted results for the product in charge of

  • Handle business practices & logistics to support merchants/trade execution

  • Handle purchases and sales of grains;

  • In relations with suppliers/clients, negotiate and conclude the deal (sale/purchase contract)

  • Managing key accounts, identifying and developing new accounts relevant to the growth of the business.

  • Identifying ways to access new markets in order to secure the farm access necessary for the sales team

  • Identifying ways to access key logistic facilities and in a broader area, solutions for logistics issues.

  • Send and discuss daily prices to/with the field representatives and customers

  • Seek and gather specific information from the market, accumulate knowledge related to the industry, the commodities and consolidate into daily/weekly reports.

  • Accountable to ensure that all contracts are in compliance with legal demands

  • Support for the whole trading team, both origination and customer demand team.

  • Support the execution team for problem solving on the execution of the contracts and agree on the planning of the logistics for the ongoing contracts.

  • Assuming a leader role and attitude, whilst acting as a mentor to the younger team members.

  • Spend 20% of working time visiting customers, farmers and suppliers to have a broad understanding of their business, market context and build strong partnerships.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in commodity merchandising

  • Fluent in English and the local language

  • Broad understanding of commercial role

  • Sound risk management knowledge and P&L knowledge

  • Project management

  • Very strong negotiations skills

  • Customer relationships management

  • Analytical skills

  • Results oriented

  • Risk taking

  • Able to make quick decisions

  • Independent thinking is strongly required.

  • Firm decision-making skills needed.

  • The position may require traveling inside and outside the country, for specific meetings, trainings and / or short-term work assignments.

  • Driving license and active driving skills

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location HU-Budapest

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: BUD00131