Junior Trader - Specialty Fertilizers

KEYTRADE is a dynamic, international, and successful commodity trading company. It boasts offices in Europe, Asia, the United Sates, and Africa, and markets extensively in other regions. The company trades and markets a variety of products. Its logistics and distribution assets give it a competitive advantage. KEYTRADE's identity is our flat hierarchy and exceptional team culture.

To support its Specialty Fertilizer Trading Division, KEYTRADE is looking for a Junior Trader – Specialty Fertilizers, based in Tampa (FL), US.

The Junior Trader will support the growth of current sales in the Specialty business into an important profit center for the company. We’ll teach you how to leverage our proprietary technology while implementing a variety of trading strategies. This will include all activities related to the success and maximization of the financial and strategic value of the Specialty business unit to Keytrade.

If you are looking for an opportunity to start your career at, Keytrade could be the right place for you!

Position's Responsibilities:

  • Understanding of portfolio that have to be sell and how to position it on the market and with customers.

  • Deeply understanding of the markets: Import & export stats, market size, competitors, Prices, etc.

  • Identifying market & new product opportunities from both suppliers and customers that fits the unit’s profile.

  • Intensifying sales efforts in ongoing markets through supply programs and existing trading activities.

  • Developing new business with new customers and markets.

  • Liaising and coordinating sales with customers, negotiating, securing best terms, ensuring smooth delivery and timely settlement of payments.

  • Making recommendations to management team, for taking long / short positions by providing supportive market analysis, S/D analysis, regular daily updates, evaluations, and scenarios for trading.

  • Monitoring day-to-day developments in the global market and reacting timely and creatively to international agricultural, economic and political developments

  • Support and coordinate day-to-day logistics with our internal Traffic Department with the aim to provide exceptional customer service

  • Analyzing risks, understand financials, and recommending extensions of finance terms to customers.

  • Consistent focus to improve logistics & distribution efficiencies through a deep understanding of customer’s needs

  • Updating daily or weekly reports

  • Communicating with traffic department and back office colleagues to ensure smooth execution of contracts.

Position's Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in in Agricultural Science, Economics, Mathematics or related/equivalent field of study

  • Comfort working within a collaborative, team-oriented environment

  • Strong math aptitude, numerical and quantitative analysis skills

  • Desire to understand and learn about Fertilizer trading markets and economic theories

  • Experience in enhanced efficiency fertilizers, specialty fertilizers and bio stimulants would be highly considered

  • Good communication & social skills and an outgoing personality

  • A data-driven, analytical, and action-oriented mindset

  • Exceptional organizational skills are required

  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally

  • Fluent in English and Spanish (written & spoken) – Portuguese is a plus

Position's Benefits:

  • Very interesting position in an expanding business

  • Global based environment

  • Exceptional opportunity to build on your existing experience

  • Young and motivated team