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Trader - Edible Oil

Date:  15 May 2024
Country:  South Africa
Function:  Not Applicable
Sub-Function:  Not Applicable


About Olam

Olam Agri supplies food, feed and fibre to meet rising demand and a shift to protein-based diets, particularly in Asian and African countries. Headquartered in Singapore and present on all continents, our value chains include farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of an estimated 2.5 million farmers. Our teams have built leadership positions in many Olam Agri businesses, including rice, flour, animal feed, sesame, cotton, wood, and more. As a purpose-driven company, we aim to contribute positively to the prosperity and well-being of people along our supply chains, the protection and regeneration of our natural resource base, and the fight against climate change.

Job Description

The ideal candidate has experience to manage commercial risks of a physical supply chain business, including commodity price risk management and trading, commercial supply chain management. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a big impact to our Trading team by driving revenue and developing key markets in south and east Africa markets.

Key Deliverables

  • Responsible for the physical trading of relevant softs/ags/biofuels products across markets" to "Edible Oils (Palm Oil / Soybean Oil / Sunflower Oil) products across South and East Africa markets
  • Targeting and developing new markets for potential business and expanding network of suppliers and customers
  • Keep up to date with market intelligence, price changes and supply and demand models through monitoring trends and market conditions to help identify new business opportunities
  • Working closely with supporting teams in operations and shipping to ensure excellent supply chain management and delivery of products
  • Build new and maintain existing relationships with suppliers and customers in relevant markets


  • 7+ years’ experience in physical trading of relevant softs/ags/biofuels products across markets
  • Proven track record of consistently delivering positive P&L.
  • Strong knowledge of softs/ags markets and insights in the supply and demand dynamics
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment 

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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