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Careers at ED&F Man

‘Always carry your passport.’

It’s a piece of advice we’ve passed down for years; we’ve built our business on strong relationships and we try to be as close as possible to our customers, suppliers and staff across the world.

We’re now more global than ever – even if these days you’re less likely to have to drop everything to head to the airport. With offices in over 60 countries you’ll find yourself working with colleagues from all over the world.

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What we look for in our people

To thrive at ED&F Man, you’ve got to be agile and be able to take a global perspective. You’ll be keen to develop trust and long-term relationships with your customers, colleagues and suppliers, and work with others to meet our corporate responsibility and commercial goals.

We want entrepreneurially minded people with ambition and determination – and a sense of humour helps. We’re employee-owned so you’ll have a direct influence on our success. If you have ideas to grow our business, we’ll give you the backing and opportunity to make it happen.


Why choose us?

You’ll embrace your entrepreneurial spirit
If you have an idea that will grow our business, you will be encouraged make it happen. Whether you want to help farmers improve their yields, take a product into a new country or help a customer solve a problem with a financial service, you’ll be in the driving seat. So if you can think globally and generate ideas to make our business better, you’ll earn our support.

You’ll make great connections worldwide
We’re the crucial link between farmers and producers and their markets. That’s why we have people in over 60 countries who know their market inside out. So you could find yourself working with a Ugandan coffee trader, a Philippine sugar merchant or an equities broker from London. We value smart, talented people from all backgrounds.

You’ll join a partnership culture
Working here feels different. We’re a global organisation that encourages everyone in the company to take the initiative and make an impact – you will not just be a 'cog in a large machine'. We help each other reach our potential. ED&F Man’s employees hold the majority of our shares; it’s your business. We encourage our people to respect each other, listen and ask questions, and help each other succeed – your efforts will directly benefit you and the people you work with.

Meet our people

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Jochem Wentrup - ED&F Man employee, Amsterdam Alexandra Iliadis - ED&F Man employee, Miami Jatin Chohan, ED&F Man employee, London Laurianne Wilson, ED&F Man employee, London Josh Ooi, ED&F Man employee, Amsterdam Matthew Seaton, ED&F Man employee, Kampala

Group development programme

ED&F Man’s Group Development Programme brings together talented individuals from diverse professional backgrounds and trains them to be future leaders of our businesses. It's a golden opportunity to fast-track your career. 
As a forward-thinking organisation, we believe in investing in our next generation of leaders. This is not a graduate trainee programme but an executive-level induction into our world. 

We have three career streams in multiple locations

  • Commercial 
    Trader, merchant and business development
  • Finance 
    Trade accountant, group reporting accountant, internal auditor and in-house M&A analyst
  • Operations
    Trade support and documents specialist 


We’re searching for

  • Natural leaders who are sharp, motivated and innovative
  • Individuals who have already achieved something extraordinary in their professional or personal life and who want to apply their passion to something new
  • An ability to deliver and collaborate with others
  • Confident communicators who are comfortable with numbers

Successful candidates will have

  • A good degree from a leading university 
  • 3+ years’ work experience in any discipline
  • A high level of English, plus a second language in line with the requirements of the office to which you are applying


Applications open January 2017


Vacancies and diversity

We value diverse perspectives and experiences, which enhance our ability to serve our clients and lead to innovation and better performance. 

We aim to make sure all our team members feel included and can contribute to our business – irrespective of gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status and gender identity.

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