The Horizon Group
September 4, 2014
Job Type


Physical Commodities Operations - Grains Contract Manager Job

Large Bank and Financial Services organization in the physical commodities space seeks experienced professionals to expand its existing operations.


Job Description / Responsibilities:

  • Draft and manage grains and freight contracts
  • Perform contract administration tasks, processing changes, amendments, and contract terminations
  • Monitor contracts to ensure they are priced correctly and paid by contract dates
  • Accurately process all grain transactions timely, which includes manage contracts, settlements, shipments, farm contracting and grain inventory records at ITAS (grains systems)
  • Manage invoices/billing efficiently to maintain inventory control and to ensure counterparty accounts are current and accurate
  • Reconcile grain inventory and hedging activities daily and prepare reports as directed
  • Where needed and according to contract ensure that all physical products are covered by the appropriate insurance


Required Skills


  • Deep knowledge of agricultural commodities contracts (grains, oilseeds, sugar, coffee and cotton)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement procedures, price analysis techniques, contract law and industrial practices
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar position at the European/US market
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Ability to interface with coworkers globally
  • Confidence to liaise with Front Office & outside Counterparties within the business with regards to issues or queries
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a focus for controls, details and accuracy
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Commitment to and demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team;
  • Ability to work unsupervised, in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Fluent English


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