Trade Assistant Job Opportunities – Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Title:       Trade
Organisation: Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General
About US:
Established in 1783,
ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000
people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn. We trade sugar,
coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparts manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital
markets through our brokerage business. 
ED&F Man’s
coffee business, 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.
Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd is part of the Volcafe group and one of the leading
exporters in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Trader will work closely with the trading
team to support on all commercial activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Working with the General Manager and Commercial Department this
    position will be responsible for managing contracts, daily positions and
  • Responsible for building, maintaining and developing strong client
    relationships in order to grow new and existing business opportunities.
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    Production in order to ensure client needs are met and contracts fulfilled
    on time, every time.
  • Required to 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 contracts
  • 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 processes

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • 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
  • Comprehensive understanding of key business processes within Finance
    and Operations including balance sheet substantiation, reconciliations,
    and risk control
  • Ability to work well under pressure within 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.
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