Trader Cocoa
SunOpta Inc. - Zuid-Holland

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Job Title: Trader Cocoa

Reports to: Commerical Director of Cocoa

Location: USA-Oregon

FLSA code: Exempt

Position Overview

As our Trader you will face a fantastic challenge of creating market space for a newly built cocoa plant. In this position you are responsible for procurement and sales of cocoa products as well as hedging (products/ currency), cocoa beans and products sourcing, risk assessment, opportunities recognition, business reporting, departmental improvements, and information exchange within our commercial team. Your high energy, drive, creativity and outstanding communication skills will be necessary to develop the business to achieve sales volume targets. In this role you report to the Commercial Director Cocoa.

Required Skills Responsibilities/objectives:
  • Procurement and sales of cocoa beans and products
  • Managing suppliers and customers (also key accounts) incl. contracts’ execution, payments issues, involvement of claims’ settlements, etc.
  • Analyzing cocoa market (fundamentals, S&D, certifications, etc.)
  • Managing products’ and currency hedging
  • Running cocoa trading book
  • Optimizing inventory position and products flow within cocoa category
  • Suggesting new trade opportunities
  • Visiting customers, suppliers and trade related exhibitions
  • Help in developing and growing the trading team
  • Potential involvement in other product categories
Required Experience Skills/attributes :
  • Education on a Bachelor level in commerce/international trade is minimally required
  • 5-10 years of experience in a commercial role in an international company
  • Understanding commodities markets’ specifics
  • Cocoa (especially certified) products knowledge is desirable
  • Entrepreneurially minded and highly driven
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to solve challenging problems, prioritizing, meeting deadlines and working with minimal direction
  • Proficiency in English language (in writing and verbally) is a must; command of Dutch / Spanish language is a plus
  • Advanced proficiency with Word and Excel. Working knowledge of Axapta highly desirable

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SunOpta is a leading global company with a focus on natural, organic and specialty foods. We specialize in the sourcing, processing and...