Junior Commodity Risk Manager

Junior Commodity Risk Manager

Location: Wageningen (end 2021), Average of 3 days working from Wageningen with flexibility to work from another Upfield location or from home during the remaining days of the week.

The CRM (commodity risk management) team is part of the Supply chain function and is responsible for executing on the global commodity hedging strategy of the company. Upfield is exposed to commodity prices of Vegetable Oils and Fats, Resins, Pulp and Paper and energy markets.

The CRM team analyses commodity markets, provides price forecasts and executes on approved hedging strategies.

You will report directly into our Senior risk manager Sten Schipper. As our new Junior Commodity Risk Manager, you will support CRM decision making based on both fundamental and technical analysis resins, packaging, utilities, paper, and energy. In this role you have a vital part in building the future for Upfield, it is a small team so you will have plenty of opportunity to develop and expand your skills, knowledge but also responsibilities. You can really leave your mark in this position, as you are responsible from A-Z, different markets, products, and commodities.

In short: Your role 

  • Support development of the global Upfield commodities risk management (CRM) strategy and ensure compliance of that strategy with Upfield’s risk management policy.
  • Analyse and advise on global supply and demand of relevant commodities and external economic factors impacting these commodities.
  • Prepare and support relevant market and risk management presentations for senior Management.
  • Work with Middle office and Planning to align on demand forecast.
  • Represent Upfield at relevant Industry Meetings and Events.

About you

To be successful in this role you ideally have experience as a buyer/trader/market/risk analyst and have a strong affinity with commodity markets. Naturally you have strong analytical skills and capability to clearly communicate market analysis conclusions. An absolute plus is experience with futures hedging and derivative instruments and execution of these instruments. As is having experience in 1 or all of the above commodities.

If you have any questions before you apply, my name is Andre and I am available on Linkedin to answer them.

Or if you want to apply – the first step is an interview with myself where I can tell you more about the role and Upfield

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