Cargill Trading Assistant in Shanghai, China

Trading Assistant

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose:

Responsible for various trading support activities under Steel. Report PNL and positions. Liaise with different functions to ensure smooth business execution. To help trading through systematically collect, digest and analyze insights we get from various channels. Customer profiling and project management.

Principal Accountabilities :


Create and manage our trading dashboard, sentiment scoreboard and delivery economics model. Refine them by applying mathematical modeling and summarizing the feedback from spot trading team. Develop and continuously improve these models. Ensure the tool has success in enhanced capability of predicting the market movement in short term.


PNL reporting. Daily and monthly PNL reporting. Come up with PNL scenarios and SHFE spread/open interest analysis on daily basis. Position reporting and reconciliation for both IFT and China Steel. Work closely with trading, trading execution, supply chain, accounting and risk team to ensure all information is up to date. Ensure Daily MTM is correct. Measurement is number of mistakes.


Trading support. Help write weekly market meeting summary and game plan, which is essential to consistently articulate/ drive / execute high quality game plans for steel trading. Help with statistics that is needed for trading, inventory and logistics management. Help to come up with initiatives to enhance system efficiency.


Own the management and reporting of trading pentagon, balance score card, salesforce reporting and monthly newsfeed. other ad hoc work that is required to support trading or analytical teams. It will involve quite a bit of powerpoint presentation and excel skills.


Education, Experience, Skills:

Required Qualifications

  • Fresh graduate or no more than 2 years of experience in similar trading support role

  • Bachelor degree, preferably major in statistics/ modeling related area

  • Experience of thriving in a high pressure, fast pace environment.

  • Mathematical modeling, high level of proficiency in excel and powerpoint. High level of proficiency in Chinese and English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master degree.

  • Exposure outside of Chinese universities will be an advantage, culturally agile to work in a multi-national environment.

  • E-commerce savvy. Innovative about how to use internet to serve business needs.

Core Competencies:

optimistic and able to thrive under pressure, quick learner and has the passion to keep learning.

Attention to details and the passion to pursure excellence in execution.

High level of logical thinking and high level of comprehension capability

Mathematical modeling and excel and powerpoint skills.

A people person, needs to be liked by the team

Work ethics is imperative.

Job Trade Execution

Primary Location China-Shanghai

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SHA00653