Commodity Operations Specialist

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

Our client is a global commodity trading business, who mainly focus on coffee, cotton, and cocoa, as well as other agricultural commodity products.

The Cocoa trading desk is supported by a Shipping team that provides essential support to the traders, by delivering trade/contracts to customers and suppliers around the world.

We are seeking an Operations Specialist with strong shipping and logistics experience, and ideally with experience in the Commodity trading sector.

In this role you will work alongside the trade team and be responsible for the physical shipments of cocoa to customers around the world with a primary focus on operations in Ghana.  


  • Working with the Operations Manager to provide logistic support to the trading team.
  • Liaising with our overseas operations, suppliers, shipping lines, freight forwarders and warehouse partners
  • Monitoring of shipments, agreements, and all related documentation.
  • Checking & processing invoices for payment and liaising with the Accounts team.
  • Timely and accurate entering of data to our in-house system.
  • Stock management – reconciliation of stock confirmation from 3PL/4PL providers with the in-house system.
  • Primary contact for Insurance Claims, submitting monthly insurance declarations and reporting.
  • Position keeping.
  • Managing stock and deliveries to the terminal market (ICE)


  • Proven work experience in shipping/logistics within a similar environment.
  • Commodities related experience highly preferred.
  • Highly organised with the ability to track and manage variety of shipments within a busy period.
  • Familiarisation with warehousing/freight etc
  • Knowledge of demurrage/detention claims
  • Prior experience of insurance
  • Excellent Excel and system skills
  • Excellent communications skills.


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