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Market Risk Manager

Date:  10-Jun-2021
Country:  Singapore
Function:  Risk
Sub-Function:  Market Risk


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Job Description

The role requires a dynamic individual with an eye for detail, someone who can effectively identify, research and highlight investment trends across platforms. You will be responsible for analyzing investment approaches, including asset allocation and keep tight control of monthly M2M, both product-wise and at trader level. You will be required to make recommendations on investment strategies and participate in investment reviews. Your core will be the management of the organizations' investment portfolios, including overseas investments, and analyze the risk involved in associated decisions.

Key Deliverables

  • Monitor and report market risk across multiple portfolios.
  • Analyse and support reporting and maintenance of market data.
  • Support risk report production by the risk reporting office and contribute accurate and timely commentary.
  • Monitor and assist in implementation of limit adherence for assigned portfolios.
  • Provide analytical (including conceptualisation and prototyping) support to the risk management group, senior management, and traders within the firm.
  • Contribute to and lead development of risk management systems and tools through interaction with external teams (IT, finance, operations)
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses on trading risk and performance.
  • Support senior risk managers in regular reviews and stress testing of trading portfolios.
  • Support senior risk managers in new product approval.

Key Requirements

  • Understanding of commodity markets, the drivers of price in these markets, the management of basis and spread risks, futures and options. Preferably with prior trading experience.
  • Knowledge of VaR and stress testing methodologies.
  • Strong technical capabilities (VBA, SQL, Python, Matlab/R) and ability to work with large data.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Ability to work with multiple teams within the organisation.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • University degree or equivalent in either of the following: Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Data Science
  • Exposure to market risk management in the physical commodities (ideally agri-commodities) preferred.
  • Experience in numerical manipulation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, one other language beneficial.

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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