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Trade Finance Specialist


Trade and Capital Markets (“TCM”) compliments the efforts of Cargill commodity business units by providing financial solutions to Cargill’s business partners (suppliers and buyers). TCM’s experience and expertise in global financial markets aid in mitigating documentary, cross-border and credit risks associated with structured trade finance. TCM plays a key role in funding the global operations of Cargill through cross-border funding structures and management of transferability and convertibility risks. In addition to structured trade finance and internal funding, TCM also leverages Cargill’s international trade flows to create trade structures that provide funding to emerging market-based financial institutions and corporations. Position Purpose & Principal Accountabilities This position is part of TCM Transaction Management (“TM”) team and you will work closely with the different Business Groups in EMEA, TCM Structuring, Origination and Risk Investor Group teams in activities related to Balance Sheet & Risk Management, advising the Business Groups on the choice of facility (factoring, reverse factoring, A/R sales and other), performing document review and negotiation with external counterparties, assisting in the implementation of such arrangements and monitoring existing facilities for its limits and utilization, ensuring the Business Groups performs in line with the agreed terms. You will also be responsible for Product Approval Form (“PAF”) renewal process in EMEA, liaising with Tax, Legal, Risk and TCM colleagues and provide all the necessary support to TM settlement team as required such as negotiation of counterparty variation documents and guidance in resolving issues. In this position, the candidate shall ensure deep understanding of attributes of the relevant market and customer requirements, relevant documentation and settlement processes in line with TCM guidelines.


What you will bring to Cargill (Required)

+ University degree or relevant equivalent MOCC (Massive On-line Courses Certification)

+ Advanced English, both oral and written

+ 5 years of working experience of which: - 2 year of experience in back-office/ administration/ transaction settlement roles with financial institution or similar - 2 years of experience in drafting and negotiating of documents

+ Understanding of trade finance business combined with strong knowledge of trade finance documentation and understanding of tax and legal transactional impacts

+ Strong people/teamwork skills

+ Able to work independently with minimal supervision, strong self-initiative, ability to work in ambiguity

+ Proven ability to initiate & manage change and applying past experiences to improve existing processes to better serve internal and external customers

+ Good organization skills with ability to manage multiple and changing priorities and work well under time pressure

+ Excellent oral and written English communication skills, able to communicate effectively with people at all levels

+ Ability to work flexible hours to support global operations

+ Integrity, strong attention to detail, and thoroughness and accuracy in work

+ Ability to adapt positively to an ever-changing environment

+ Good Microsoft Word, Excel skills What you will bring to Cargill (Preferred)

+ Foreign languages: French, Spanish or German

+ Experience with Banking/ Finance organization

+ Exposure to commodity finance and documentations

+ Familiar with ICC publications and use of various types of instruments including LCs, Bills of Exchange, SBLCs, BGs, etc.…

What we Offer You

We will provide a dynamic, stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with excellent career development opportunities in one of the largest private companies in the world. The position is based in Geneva. Interested? Please send us your CV in English today.


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