Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. We leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers around the world, delivering the right products to the right location, at the right time – safely, responsibly and reliably. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms). Since 1851 our portfolio has grown to include Oilseeds, Grains, Rice, Freight, Finance, Coffee, Cotton, Sugar, and Juice. We help feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 80 million tons of products. Structured as a matrix organization of 6 geographical regions and 9 platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally. For more information, visit www.ldc.com.
The International Trade Execution Function is a global organization of ~ 500 people primarily based close to our trading centers. This function plays a pivotal role within LDC to ensure both internal and external customer satisfaction while optimizing the value of each transaction.
Within the International Trade Execution function, the International Execution Specialist is accountable for the flawless fulfillment of the execution throughout the trade to cash process including full completion of the customer file.
The successful candidate will be accountable for the flawless execution of raw & white sugar in bulk and b/bulk. The International Execution Specialist is autonomous in the decision making process within his/her decision rights and has good command of all aspects of execution in a given field, and very attached to details. The working environment is dynamic and demanding, with tight deadlines to meet.
Main tasks include:
- Proactively managing the assigned execution pipeline upon nomination;
- Staying fully up to speed on all related contracts (Contract Administration);
- Managing the shipping instruction process ensuring documents meet contractual obligations;
- Maintaining the front system updated;
- Managing the payment cycle: preparing/checking Letters of Credit, preparing outgoing commercial invoices in a timely fashion, following up on accounts receivable;
- Laytime: following up on calculated laytime to ensure timely settlement of files;
- Ensuring strict adherence with the company's policies and legal requirements.
- 3-5 years’ experience at least in a similar function
- First experience in international trades (preferably in the agricultural industry) with exposure to international contract terms
- Knowledge of international payment instruments, current banking & trade practices, UCP 600 and Incoterms 2010
- First experience in Sugar
- Effective communication with third parties and all internal stakeholders
- Good attention to detail
- Highly organized and self-motivated
- Strong team-player
- Ability to work under pressure
- Eagerness to learn
- Proactivity, ability to anticipate and avoid problems
- Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks
- Openness and drive to change