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Manager, Trading


West Palm Beach, FL, US

Req ID:  30303
Date:  Jun 13, 2022

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.



The Manager, Trading role will be responsible for managing the commodity risk for Redpath Sugar Ltd. This includes Raw Sugar, FX, and Energy



  • Management of the raw sugar (no.11), energy, and currency risk exposure
  • Collaborate with other ASR Global Sugars Group (GSG) geographies on risk strategies
  • Analyze world sugar market to provide market views and support the best/most profitable structure for the Global Sugars Group (GSG) supply book.
  • Liaise with and provide support to the refinery Sales teams.  Lead and/or support good and regular communication and coordination with the Sales teams including training to ensure Sales teams understand the relevant market data and dynamics.
  • Ensure all trades are compliant and recorded within specified internal processes.  Adhere to the Trading Risk Policy at all times.
  • Initiate and lead the development of strong relationships with all relevant suppliers and consumers.
  • Maintain open and collaborative relationships with internal company stakeholders (Sales, Operations, Business Functions, etc.)
  • Support sales contracts in specified sugar markets.
  • Obtain approval from Legal and Compliance for any risk-associated changes to standard contractual terms.
  • Manage ITAS and other systems to ensure they properly reflect appropriate company positions.
  • Analyze the GSG book and develop strategies how the company can save/make money through efficiencies in the book.  Recommend actions that optimize and protect GSG positions.
  • Ensure desk cover at all times.
  • Promote understanding of ASR’s way of working and systems where appropriate.
  • Perform other duties not listed, as necessary.



  • Commodity Risk Management Expertise – Extensive experience working in derivative trading (futures and options).  Excellent understanding of commodity and currency markets including fundamental and technical analysis and excellent ability to execute orders especially in low liquidity situations.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics or related discipline from an accredited university required.
  • MBA from an accredited university preferred.



  • Analysis – Market analysis experience.
  • Excel – Strong Excel skills.
  • Compliance – Understanding of market rules and regulations and other compliance requirements.
  • Negotiation – Exceptional skill and experience in negotiating major market transactions.
  • Presence and Presentation – Effective communication, presentation, influencing, interpersonal skills.  Ability to present to C-Suite executives.


Core Competencies:

    • Analytical Thinking & Decision MakingIdentifies and understands trends and/or issues; connects data points through analysis to arrive at a logical conclusion.
    • Business & Financial AcumenDemonstrates knowledge and understanding of the financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions of our organization; interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better corporate decisions.
    • Effective CommunicationExpresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner by tailoring one's message to fit the interests and needs of the audience.
    • Customer OrientationKeeps internal and/or external customer(s) in mind at all times.  Strives to proactively address customer concerns and needs.  Assists business partners and customers to achieve their work goals via application of their own skills and knowledge; strives to provide consistent customer satisfaction.
    • Establishes TrustGaining the confidence and faith of others by actions and words that promote being honest, forthcoming, integrious and vulnerable.
    • Problem-SolvingAnticipates, evaluates, diagnoses, and resolves problems in a systematic and fact-based manner.
    • Results Orientation & AccountabilityTakes accountability, identifies, executes and drives actions to consistently achieve desired results.
    • Teamwork & CollaborationCreates a climate that fosters commitment to a common vision and shared values that promote cooperation and working together through trust and support of others.
    • Adaptability/FlexibilityMaintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities and people.
    • Continuous ImprovementEstablishes methods and utilizes specialized techniques to monitor and improve performance of systems and processes.
    • Self-DevelopmentSeeks feedback on one’s strengths and weaknesses and initiates activities to increase or enhance their knowledge, skills, and proficiency in order to perform more effectively or enhance their career.



  • West Palm Beach, FL



  • Travel – Ability to travel 15-20% to domestic and international locations.



Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami