Coffee Trader

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Louis Dreyfus Company


This position will be responsible for managing the origination and the execution of all LDC coffees from Ethiopia. Additionally, the position will have responsibility for Ethiopia office team.


Job Main Responsibilities

He or she will have the main following responsibilities:

Collect and share prices daily with trading team

Report local activities and new regulations

Report local trades from ECX

Daily contact with exporters to execute contracts in a timely manner

Support research team to improve our production forecast in Ethiopia (ECX volumes traded, Stock survey and Crop tour analysis)

Support sustainability team to implement their projects in Ethiopia

Coordinate visits of clients and LDC managers to Ethiopia

Weekly analysis on coffee actor activities in Ethiopia (Exporters and Trading houses)


• Knowledge of commodity trade, is an advantage
• Understanding of Cash Markets, is an advantage
• Strong working knowledge of Excel (formulation/models) and Microsoft Office.
• Understanding of macro and micro economics is an advantage
• Knowledge of finance and accounting is an advantage
• Ability to handle pressure and think quickly
• Ability to work efficiently and accurately
• Willingness to learn on the job with steep learning curve and volunteer to take on new work scope


Skills Required to Undertake the Role
• Good communication
• Risk management
• Analytical skills
• Forward planning and thinking a few steps ahead
• Ability to grasp logistics

Personal Attributes
• Quick thinking
• Handling pressure and stress
• “Think outside the box”
• Ability to handle people
• Remain efficient yet accurate
• “People’s person”

Core competencies.
• Entrepreneurial ability


- English (Fluent)
- Ahmaric (Fluent)


Degree in any business related field

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