Fresher Trade Assistant Job Opportunities – Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Title:       Trade Assistant
Organisation: Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Kyagalanyi Coffee
Ltd is a leading coffee procurement, processing and marketing company in
Uganda. In 2009, the company exported over 510,000 bags of coffee, each
weighing 60 kg. This represented approximately 16% of all the country’s coffee
export that year, totaling 3.2 million bags. The coffee was sold primarily the
European Union, Japan, Australia and South Sudan. The company also markets
directly to the major international coffee roasting companies. Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd. is part of the Volcafe group and is one of the leading exporters in
Uganda. Volcafe, is one of the world’s largest traders of arabica and robusta
coffees and provides beans for 50 billion cups of coffee each year.
Job Summary:
The Trade Assistant will work alongside experienced managers and traders, and
is an excellent opportunity to develop essential business skills and knowledge
and establish strong relationships with existing customers and industry
contacts. Your commercial experience will be developed by supporting projects
and commercial strategies that will teach you how to grow the business and
increase our customer base. You will be given the opportunity to be exposed to
a wide variety of areas within Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd, helping to build your
understanding of the global supply chain.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • With support from the commercial team,
    manage the sales process for coffee entering or leaving the Ugandan market.
  • Keenly monitor and circulate daily
    Physical & Futures Position reports and/or other trading reports as
    required by the business, answering all associated queries. This includes
  • Daily reporting of clearing position
  • Daily reporting of Pricing to come
  • Build and maintain good working
    relationships with clients whilst seeking out new business opportunities
    coffee industry and internal production processes from field to cup.
  • Liaise closely with the quality
    department taking part in daily cupping sessions as well as interacting
    regularly with the logistics and exports team on the management of client
  • Communicate marketing and pricing
    related data to Management to maximise revenue.
  • Closely monitor documentary collections
    and co-ordinate and monitor the day to day input of all relevant
    information into the central trading system.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a 2:1 degree in
    Agronomy, Mathematics, Economics, Business Management, or Finance
    preferred but not essential.
  • One year of work experience in a
    commercial, logistics, trading commodities or financial services
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Confident and articulate, able to
    communicate ideas clearly to a diverse audience (written & verbal)
  • Commercially minded and able to identify
    business improvements/opportunities
  • Career focused and committed
  • Clear thinker and an effective planner
    who can organise
    themselves and others
  • Strong performance bias; sets high
    personal standards, goal orientated, ambitious and able to maintain
    performance under pressure
  • Collaborative & inclusive style,
    actively engages stakeholders, colleagues and peers
  • Determined and resilient
How to Apply:
All prospective
employees should send their applications via email to with a covering letter and an updated CV.
Deadline: 25th May 2018
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