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Prop Trader, Sugar


Stamford, Connecticut, USA

COFCO International is a global agri-business with a clear vision, strong values and a positive culture, focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains. We provide the food the world needs in a responsible way. Headquartered is Geneva, Switzerland, we are ambitious, with the right structures and culture to meet the world's increasing and changing needs. With 11,000+ people in 35 countries, our global portfolio includes assets across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. We trade with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market.

Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced proprietary trader to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, deploying, and managing risk in futures, calendar spreads and option strategies in close contact with the global head of trading.


Key Responsibilities:
• Develop proprietary strategies in sugar futures, calendar spreads and options.
• Manage risk and ensure risk limits are always respected.
• Obtain and analyse relevant market information.
• Assist the research team with fundamental and market research


• Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, business, or agriculture.
• 5 to 10 years of experience in commodities futures trading, preferably sugar.
• Strong understanding of commodities markets and hedging mechanism
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office; familiarity with ITAS is preferred but unnecessary.
• Fluency in English is required.


• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong logical and mathematical skills.
• Interest in economic data and analysis.
• Proficient in risk management and market analysis.


Working Hours:
• Ability to work early hours.


Travel Requirements:
• Ability to travel as required.


COFCO International is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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