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Merchant

Alternative titles

  • Trader
  • Commodity Trader
  • Grain Trader
  • International Trader
  • Assist Trader

Description

Manage physical and derivative position of commodity being traded and customer accounts.

Tasks

  • Buy and sell commodities from/to country elevators, producers, feed mills, and processors.
  • Determine supply and demand, survey market conditions, and analyse other economic forces to establish market position.
  • Initiate, negotiate and agree on terms of commodity purchase/sale contracts, such as price, quality, quantity, transportation, timing and payment.
  • Arrange efficient, low-cost transportation of commodities from areas of surplus to areas of deficit.
  • Plan purchases and transportation to maximise profitable use of stock and storage facilities.
  • Ensure thorough and accurate follow-up, execution and closure of all contracts.
  • Communicate and interact with transportation and logistics, quality assurance, customer managers and credit manager to ensure efficient execution.
  • Meet with suppliers and internal and external customers to maintain and develop customer relationships.

Personal Requirements

  • organisational skills
  • communication skills
  • problem solving skills
  • analytical skills
  • computer skills
  • negotiation skills