Director - Trade Applications

Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd
Singapore, Singapore
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Purpose and Impact

The Director - Trade Applications is accountable for delivering trading solutions across Cargill's trading activities in APAC region. This role will lead and provide direction to managers, professionals and indirect staff that will analyze business problems to be solved with automated systems in the trading and risk management domain. In this role, you will lead, advise and make decisions to help the team provide technical expertise to identify, evaluate and develop systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements.
The position requires a strong leader who can partner effectively with all levels of the Global IT Function, Business Units/Corporate Functions, internal partners, and third-party partners. The position will require strong expertise in the trading domain, project delivery and support management. This position will report into the APAC Delivery Leader and have close alignment with the Global Trading Portfolio Lead for architecture alignment, PDT (People, Data and Technology) strategy alignment and governance.
Additionally, this position is a member of the Global IT regional leadership team, and as such, provides input to the strategies for the delivery of regional applications.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provide leadership, commodity trading and risk management experience and industry expertise to create, develop, and implement the strategy for the regional Trade applications portfolio to enable business strategies.
  • Develop, lead, and govern regional Trading Applications investments and budgets in alignment with Global IT portfolio strategy.
  • Integrate more complex process areas, including data, education and security across a moderate subset of the organization.
  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of ten years of related work experience, five years of leading medium to large teams and programs.
  • Strong commodity trading and risk management knowledge including trade application implementation experience
  • Experience managing a budget of $15M +
  • Business fluency
  • IT strategic planning, roadmaps, and execution experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply
Preferred Qualifications
  • Vendor relationship and contract management experience
  • Merger, acquisition, and divestiture experience