Senior Commodity Trader - ManpowerGroup South Africa, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

  • Cape Town Northern Suburbs
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Sales
  • Posted by ManpowerGroup South Africa on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Reference: CPT000906/AK
  • Apply before Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 29 Days left
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Vacancy Details

Employer: ManpowerGroup South Africa
Our client is seeking Traders to join their team. They specialise in physical deliveries on an international basis and their fields of expertise include Agricultural, Petroleum and Mineral products.

Job Overview

  • The ideal candidate is a talented, motivated Trader that is excited by entrepreneurial responsibilities and an aggressive profit-sharing remuneration system on top of our basic salary structure.

  • The candidate must have an in-depth fundamental knowledge of the physical market in which they specialises, including product, price drivers, customers, suppliers and logistics, with a proven track record of executing profitable transactions.

Responsibilities and Duties


  • Establish a profitable division/expansion within the company.

  • Compile an annual income budget detailing volumes, counterparties, margins and indicative cash flow required to achieve budget.

  • Stay abreast of all developments influencing local and international market trends impacting your division.

  • Negotiate, conclude and execute transactions adhering to their trade mandate.

  • Supervise and inspire support staff form a task perspective and take accountability for the effective execution for the entire transaction chain in your division.


A Proven trading track record will be the most crucial candidate appointment screen.


  • Minimum: Grade 12.

  • A tertiary qualification relating to your field of expertise will count in your favor.

  • Proficiency in MS Office. 

Specific skills.

  • Strong relationships with key market players.

  • Solution enthused problem solving.

  • Excellent verbal and written Communication skills.

  • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal etiquette.

  • Ability to recognise when to act independently and when to seek guidance/confirmation in decision making.

  • Ability to operate within a complex trading environment in compliance with Company`s ethics, values and trade mandate.

  • Business opportunity identification and development. 

  • Risk and control management.

  • Good organisational and administrative skills.

  • Thrive under pressurised environments.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Apply before Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 29 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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About ManpowerGroup South Africa

ManpowerGroup SA is the global leader in contingent and permanent recruitment workforce solutions. We provide the agility businesses need with a continuum of staffing solutions. By leveraging our trusted brands, we have built a deeper talent pool to provide our clients access to the people they need, faster. We effectively assess and develop skills, keeping our associates ahead of the curve, so they can get the jobs done each time, every time.  ManpowerGroup SA was established in the South Africa in 1999, and today works with organisations in both the public and private sectors, ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises, to multi-national organisations. ManpowerGroup SA has a network of 7 local branches and is a subsidiary of ManpowerGroup, with a worldwide network of nearly 4,000 offices in over 80 countries and territories.  ManpowerGroup SA is Level 1 BBBEE certified.