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Trading Manager (Agricultural Commodities)

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Trading Manager/Head Trader - Agricultural Commodities


We are working with the International Trading arm of a leading multinational conglomerate.

They are looking for a Trading Manager/Head Trader to head up the business in Singapore. Preference is for candidates with experience in any of the following: Grains, Wheat, Soy, Rice, Corn.

The role will be based in Singapore and report to the Head of Agri.


The incumbent will be responsible for executing and optimizing trades related to agricultural commodities, ensuring efficient and profitable transactions in the competitive agricultural commodities market. The incumbent will be required to handle the business setup processes that includes due diligence, valuation, structuring, closing and operational integration and be responsible for the entire P&L of the business.


  1. Trading activities: Execute buying and selling of agricultural commodities while adhering to the company's risk management policies and guidelines
  2. Market analysis: Conduct thorough market analysis, stay updated with industry trends, monitor supply and demand dynamics, and evaluate geopolitical factors to make informed trading decisions
  3. Risk management: Manage and mitigate potential market risks associated with agricultural commodities trading by developing and implementing effective hedging strategies
  4. Relationship building: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders to expand the company's trading network and maximise opportunities
  5. Pricing negotiation: negotiate favourable pricing terms with suppliers and customers to ensure competitive and profitable trading transactions
  6. Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant trading regulations, industry standards and internal policies
  7. Trade documentation: Accurately maintain all trade- related documentation, contracts and records
  8. Performance monitoring: Monitor and analyse trading performance, profitability and identify areas of improvement
  9. Benchmarking: Maintain all historical records of price and cost related to a particular commodity so that benchmarking with respect to time, quality and quantity of the commodity is possible
  10. Payments: Coordinate with accounts team for issuance of invoices as per contract terms and conditions and coordinate with buyer on accounts receivables
  11. Logistics: Ensure the timely clearance of goods at destinations and assist in other logistics issues such as storage and transportation
  12. Recruitment: Liaise with HR department on positions that needs to be created and filled including advising on relevant skillset required for each of the positions identified, take part in the interview and selection process and assist in making the final decision in future


  1. Candidate must possess at least a Master's degree in Business Management or equivalent
  2. Minimum 10 - 15 years of working experience in the area of trading agricultural commodities globally. Open to traders with experience in *any* of the following commodities: Grains, Wheat, Soy, Rice or Corn.
  3. Sound knowledge of sellers and buyers contracts and must have experience in containerized shipment of physical commodity and its documentation
  4. Possess strong business or industry insights with strong demonstrable analytical skills
  5. Have excellent connections with overseas buyers
  6. Have a track record of successful agricultural commodities trading with global customers
  7. Excellent leadership capabilities and interpersonal skills

If you believe you fit the requirements for the role, please click APPLY NOW or send an email to with your latest CV. Note: We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Business License Number: 200611680D
EA Licence Number: 10C5117
EA Registration Number: R23113442


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