Senior Trading Manager, Special Crops

Location: Spokane, United States

No agencies please

Maviga NA, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Maviga International, which is headquarter in London, UK. Maviga is a leading force in the origination, processing, and trading of dried edible pulses. 

We are looking for a Senior Trading Manager to join a team of three in our Spokane office. They will be responsible for our pulses trading operations, including the management of trading financial results, risk limits, quality systems and procedures, HR procedures, CSR compliance and any other company policies.


  • Formulate trading budgetary and operating objectives and monitors results against plans
  • Analyzing market information and conditions to formulate a trading strategy which advances the companies objectives.
  • Managing trading operation which includes buying and selling of pulses, optimizing logistics, and managing inventory and working capital levels.
  • People management of trading and logistics personnel within Maviga NA
  • Enhancing key customer relationships by anticipating and meeting their product and logistical requirements.
  • Contracting and managing warehousing while adhering to company policies and insurance requirements.
  • Maintaining liaison with company financial management ensuring adherence to policy, risk limits and reporting requirements.
  • Representing the Company at conventions and trade events. 


  • Minimum of a four year undergraduate degree from an accredited facility
  • Minimum 10 years of related work experience in commodity trading and managing teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Professional demeanor and ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of individuals and maintain effective working relationships with staff and customers and other third parties
  • Excellent decision-making ability and ability to work independently.
  • Ability and willingness for business travel

Company Description

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 6,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business.

ED&F Man’s pulses business, trading as Maviga, is a leading player in the international origination, processing and trading of dry edible pulses, seeds and other specialty crops. We work closely with farmers at point of production and use manual, mechanical and electronic sorting methods to precision clean and size material before it is packed and shipped to buyers. We put great emphasis on product quality, performance integrity and service commitment.

We own or operate processing facilities in over 35 origins and ship to over 60 destination markets around the world. With a strong presence in the major ‘special crops’ production areas of North America, Europe and Africa, we are able to provide buyers with reliable and timely information, enabling them to make sound purchase decisions.


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