CBH Group

Proprietary Trading Manager -West Perth - Permanent

CBH Group

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 01/08/2018

Job Category:

Marketing / Trade Marketing

Job description:

The CBH Group is an integrated grain supply chain co-operative owned and controlled by approximately 4,200 Western Australian grain growing businesses. CBH is Australia’s largest co-operative, with operations extending along the grain supply chain from storage, handling and transport to marketing and processing.

Our safety vision is that everyone returns home safely at the end of each work day. We’re committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive work environment with a diverse and inclusive culture.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Trading this role will manage the proprietary trading activities for the Marketing and Trading business in CBH


  • Manage the proprietary trading activity in currency, grains and oil-seeds within policy guidelines to achieve company financial and non-financial objectives
  • Analyse, identify and implement commodity trading strategies
  • Working independently, and with the internal Quantitative Analytic's team, leverage and extract value from market insights and research
  • Financial analysis of respective underlying commodities products and managing trading positions in accordance to risk guidelines and appropriate risk measures
  • Work with internal physical trading teams to identify and execute opportunities
  • Provide market updates and communicate the desk strategy to the Risk Management Committee and broader business
  • Contribute to the continuous growth and success of the firm
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement strategies within the business and role

Skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably in economics and agriculture
  • At least 5-10 plus years’ experience in commodities and financial markets in risk and proprietary trading in agricultural trading
  • Strong analytical skills and sound understanding of grain logistics and global supply and demand
  • Demonstrated application of analytics in a commodity trading environment and applying these strategies accordingly
  • Strong commercial experience and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with others and drive enterprise value
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Desired skills and experience

  • Modelling and a quantitative background

If this position is right for you, apply before close of business Friday 17th August 2018. To find out more about working at CBH go to