Trader Job Opportunities – Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Title:       Trader
Organisation: Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General
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
Trader will work closely with the trading team to support on all commercial
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Working with the General Manager and
    Commercial Department this position will be responsible for managing
    contracts, daily positions and fixations.
  • Responsible for building, maintaining
    and developing strong client relationships in order to grow new and
    existing business opportunities.
  • Liaise closely with other departments
    such as Logistics, Quality and Production in order to ensure client needs
    are met and contracts fulfilled on time, every time.
  • Keenly monitor the daily global and
    domestic market in order to make sound decisions and recommendations on
    pricings to suppliers, clients and Senior Management.
  • Responsible for managing futures and
  • Responsible for ensuring regular
    communication between departments and with clients to build a solution
    focused relationship.
  • Provide support and guidance to ensure
    compliance with all market regulations and adherence to internal control

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • At least two to three years of relevant
    experience in futures trading operations (preferably soft commodities)
  • Proven experience of commodity futures,
    physicals trading, hedging strategies and market risk
  • Knowledge and experience of the
    commodity markets for both exchange listed products and OTC derivatives
    (Swaps, Options)
  • Good awareness of compliance best
    practices, regulation and solid experience in managing compliance paper
    trails ensuring that key documents are completed to the relevant standard
  • Ability to perform accurate calculations
    and analyse P&L transactions
  • Comprehensive understanding of key
    business processes within Finance and Operations including balance sheet
    substantiation, reconciliations, and risk control
  • Ability to work well under pressure with
    a proactive can do attitude.
  • Must be numerate with strong I.T.
    skills. Proficient in Microsoft Excel (ITAS would be an advantage)
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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