Trade Execution Executive
2d ago


Position Purpose & Summary :

This position is responsible to execute Cargill's Metals trade operations activities for iron ore shipment.

Principal Accountabilities :

40% - Plan and execute the shipment as per the commodity contract :

  • Interpretation of contracts terms and execute the payment including Letter of credit, DP / DA, and Bank guarantee as per the contract.
  • Supervise the planning of cargo including the vessel nomination, shipping advice, insurance declaration, discharge / load port agent appointment, load / discharge operation.
  • Management of the shipping documents and payment including ensure accurate invoices / shipping documents issued by the shipper.
  • Maintain close contact with surveyors for preloading and / or loading and / or discharging inspection.
  • Proactively highlight and resolve risks and issues related to the execution of the shipment.
  • 35% - Management of contract :

  • Keep understanding and correct application of commodity contracts and contractual obligations.
  • Negotiate the contract terms with the external customers and get aligned internally to get contract signed.
  • 10% - Finalisation of the shipment execution :

  • Settlement of AR / AP including the laytime, cargo payments.
  • Negotiate, settle the claims / dispute, and respond effectively and proactively to problems.
  • Manage commissions and related invoices for payment approval.
  • 15% - Other adhoc task :

  • Maintain frequent and good relationship with customers internally and externally.
  • Proactively foresee and highlight the opportunities, risk, or exposure
  • Liaise with commercial, legal, treasury, trade structured finance, tax, ocean transportation, and accounting to solve the problems which is related to a shipment.
  • Act as coach to develop other team members’ skills and knowledge.
  • Be part of improvements for the effectiveness / productivity of trade execution work process.
  • Qualifications

    Required Education & Experience :

  • University Degree
  • At least 5 years work experience in dealing with international trade of bulk cargo. Iron Ore or Steel cargo is preferred.
  • Good knowledge in letter of credit, UCP rules & ISBP, Incoterms, and contract execution concept.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in shipping and international practices like C / P terms and its relation to sales / purchase of contracts, laytime calculations, C / P B / L requirements, and insurance classifications.
  • Basis Legal / accounting knowledge and sense which will be used for sales / purchase contract terms and execution issues / disputes / solutions.
  • Experience in evaluating risk exposure, provides direction, and input for next steps.
  • Hardworking, patient, details orientated, and team player
  • Proficient in MS Office, oral and written English.
  • Preferred Skills & Experience :

  • Degree in Business Related Field, or MBA.
  • Able to communicate in English and Mandarin as there will be frequent liaison with senior business stakeholders in China.
  • Experience in a multinational company.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced trading / financial environment.
  • Strong background in business process design and implementation in a dynamic commodity trading business.
  • Experience in implementing IT processes, systems and organisational changes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilising change management tools and processes to initiate or support change.
  • Strong negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently and under high pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal agility and cultivates networks with people across the organisation.
  • Trade Execution

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