Josh Ooi, ED&F Man employee, Amsterdam

Josh, Amsterdam

Head of Distribution and Farm Business (Liquid Products)

What does your day-to-day job involve?

I make sure our fermentation and farm customers get the molasses and liquid products they need on time, in full, and in line with the high standards they expect from us.

I work with my regional and country managers to make sure we stay competitive, keep an eye on costs and optimise each of our country and regional operations.

This includes tasks from tank storage and trucking, to regulatory compliance, and being ultimately responsible for the bottom line. At the same time, I’m prospecting new markets, and managing commercial or investment projects to grow our business.

Why work for ED&F Man?

It’s a dynamic environment that keeps you on your toes. Combine that with the diverse business lines and geographic presence, it means plentiful opportunities for learning, personal growth and global exposure.

How would you describe ED&F Man’s culture?

A unique blend of a traditional corporate entity and an entrepreneurial enterprise. This combination is part of ED&F Man’s DNA and it’s reflected in the environment of all the offices I have been in over the course of my time here.

What advice would you give to someone who would like to work for ED&F Man?

Be a self-starter and be adaptable. We work in an industry that can change overnight, with colleagues across the world with different national cultures and approaches to business. Being able to bring that all together and get the best out of it is a vital success factor.

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