“Cargill offers numerous opportunities for young talents to develop: on-the-job training, seminars, learning about and trading in various commodities, and also deployments at other Cargill sites in Germany or other European countries.”
Today, our markets are complex and globalized, emerging markets are drawing the West into a multi-polar world of new suppliers and customers, from China to Africa.
At Cargill, we deal in a vast array of commodities from across the globe: grains and oilseeds, cocoa, meats, sugar, bio-fuels, ocean freight, power, gas and crude oil. Our talent network is home to the most sophisticated and energetic thinkers on the market. Cargill is the ideal launch pad to explore the world of trading, merchandizing, risk management and analytics.
Our culture encourages empowering employees to make decisions, collaborate across trading commodity desks, build hands-on experience, and pursue international careers. Cargill’s trading business is highly diversified, which means access and exposure to an array of markets, commodities and regions.
We believe that our employees have a lot to learn from each other, which means Cargill’s trading environment is one of constant development. We seek and encourage diversity of thought, courage and conviction.
Career paths in trading at Cargill
Traders operate by taking positions in physical commodities, paper, or financial markets. They use sophisticated tools to maximize profit margins and interact with brokers, customers and futures exchanges. Our traders have high risk tolerance and consistently demonstrate high integrity and strong execution skills.
- Merchandisers buy and sell cash and physical products by forecasting the fluctuation of prices and variables like weather, transportation and market psychology. They develop and manage relationships with suppliers, buyers and other customers. They are strong negotiators, relationship builders, and are insightful about local and regional market dynamics.
- Risk management professionals monitor the market, measuring the risk exposure of existing positions and help identify market risk for the company and its customers. They work closely with traders and can anticipate risk by applying detailed and focused analysis.
Analytics professionals consider a broad range of inputs that optimize trading decisions and help provide insights to the traders. They are domain experts with a unique ability to understand, assimilate, and communicate complex and ambiguous information.
Meet our people
Learn from our employees about trading and merchandising careers at Cargill.