Commodity Management Trade Analyst
What do you do
The Business Group Dairy Essentials (and RFC) World Class Commodity Management (WCCM) is a vital part of the daily decision taking on prices, risk positions, volume allocation etc. The bottom line results are directly affected by WCCM. Since the WCCM initiative has started successfully in 2019 within the Business Group Dairy Essentials, this means that coming year(s) the further development (and scope extension) is a considerable part of the strategy of the WCCM team.
To join this strong team we are looking for a Commodity Management Trade Analyst. In this position you report into the BG DE reporting manager and will have a strong working relationship with the WCCM risk manager and Dairy Essentials functions such as Strategic Pricing & Market Intelligence, Financial trading and Dairy Supply Chain. Furthermore there will be frequent and direct contact with the MT’s and finance teams of the DE product lines: Butter, Powder, Liquid trading and Cheese.
Your main responsibilities will be:
Operate the Risk Analytics & Scenario model. Prepare the overall TRADE dashboard and keeping this also aligned with the product line dashboards
Facilitate the weekly TRADE meetings which includes the decision making in risk-performance trade off’s
Maintain the Risk Analytics & Scenario model and perform adjustments and upgrades to the model as needed such as adding new reporting templates, adding new products, updating some configuration parameters, automating some risk scenarios
Support the development and automation of data acquisition reporting process (currently managed by a number of spreadsheet / extractions) to improve execution speed, reporting efficiency and reduce risk of errors
Develop custom stress-tests / risk scenarios upon the request of the head of risk management to support specific analysis needed for risk committees or market review meetings
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Who are you?
You are an ambitious, data driven and analytical financial. You thrive in a commercial setting, actively drive continuous improvement and you are extremely action minded. You enjoy modelling and getting valuable insights out of raw data, analyse and investigate what the data means and are able to get the key points across.
“To be successful in this position you really need to have a strong, hands-on personality. You want to work very close to the business, are not afraid to challenge existing assumptions or objections & have a strong operational and strategic curiosity. You will give vital insights to the business with your strong modelling skills, but are also able to support, advice and really challenge the business. In this position you will get to know the business within Dairy Essentials through and through, which will contribute to your career perspective within FC, in the Netherlands or abroad.”
Master degree in Finance, Econometrics and/or Data Science
At least 3-5 years of progressive experience as a (quantitative / trade) analyst
Experience in (commodity) trading / financial instruments
Strong analytical skills. Advanced proficiency on Excel is a requirement. Additional programming experience would be a distinctive advantage
Business acumen to prepare and facilitate (commodity) business decision taking
A self-driven and entrepreneurial personality with good conceptual thinking and with eagerness to contribute to a team-oriented environment
Strong (English) communications skills (written presentation & orals) and confidence in presenting to senior executives
More about FrieslandCampina
With an annual revenue of 11.0 billion euros, FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies. FC produces and sells consumer products such as dairy-based beverages, infant nutrition, cheese and desserts in many European countries, in Asia and in Africa via its own subsidiaries. The Company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., with 18,900 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives.
FrieslandCampina is a financially healthy company today. We can only maintain our position as a leading player in dairy through sound financial management. As a financial professional, you are the business partner to support us in any leading decision. Talented professionals like you are always looking for optimal value for money; you want to win in the market. At FrieslandCampina, we want to be profitable, so we can make a positive, lasting impact. Our long-term vision is focused on generating profits in order to create extra value for our member dairy farmers. Finance adds value in challenging the business in the opportunities that arise every day. Aiming for things that matter gets us all in the desired mind-set: it enables us to win in the market together. Our employees around the world have a strong drive to do things that matter and are commercially obsessed with adding value to those things that matter. Moreover, they have an owner’s mind-set, empowering them to make decisions on things that matter.
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