Quantitative Analyst
Fulltime Permanent

Quantitative Analyst

Are you passionate about data, statistics, modelling and commodity markets? Are you looking for a challenging job, where everyday events influence commodity prices? Then working at Cefetra will be a perfect fit for you!

Who we are

The Cefetra Group consists of various agricultural and food ingredients trading and supply chain management companies, with leading brands within the ingredients business. Collectively we employ over 700 people across 35 offices in 20 countries around the world. We work closely together to guarantee the best possible service to our customers. We develop supply chains with suppliers and create value by sourcing raw materials and supplying those to the international food and feed industry. Cefetra Group is part of the German, stocklisted BayWa group of companies. Check out our corporate movie here.

The job

As a Quantitative Analyst, you will be responsible for analysing and extracting signals from structured and unstructured datasets to support and improve Cefetra's decision-making in agricultural commodity markets. From weather, physical flows, politics, currencies to global price data, your job will be to separate the signal from the noise, all of which will be published on our research platform, Ceras Analytics. You will work closely with a small group of quantitative analysts and data engineers, but also with traders, market research and risk management. In this role, the quantitative analyst is reporting to the Head of the Quantitative Trading & Research Desk, Dick van Antwerpen.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build (and improve our current) quantitative models to forecast fundamental market drivers (e.g. crop production, demand forecasting);
  • Build price forecasting models to identify trade opportunities, but also to signal risks within the current company positioning;
  • Provide our traders with quantitative analysis, using e.g. physical price analysis and money flow analysis, to improve timing and positioning;
  • Improving our research platform (Ceras Analytics) with the output you generate from your models.

Who you are

You have a deep passion for programming, particularly with a focus on automating operations. Your role demands a flexible approach, skillfully blending pragmatism with precision. We particularly value and emphasize advanced programming skills in our collaborative environment, strengthening our current team. To be successful within Cefetra, it is important to have a ‘self-starter’ mentality, be open minded and curious. You can work both independently and with people from all layers within the entire Cefetra Group. I In addition, you can identify with the following requirements:

  • If you bring a first working experience in quantitative research and or within an internship this is a plus. But we’re also open to receive resumes from starters;
  • You have finished your master and have demonstrable affinity with programming, preferable in Python.
  • You have entrepreneurial understanding. With this we mean that you can relate to our core business of international trade. it's not only about 0's and 1's but about the best possible mix for People, Planet and Profit;

Our offer

A unique opportunity to work within a fast growing multinational. We are always open for a conversation to discuss your individual needs, but please note we offer the following:

  • An excellent package of primary & secondary working conditions. Of course a good base salary, holiday allowance, an attractive bonus and 27 vacation days;
  • An open environment where you'll get responsibility, freedom and all the possibilities to learn all in the ins and outs of commodity markets and we give you all the support to develop yourself further in the field of quantitative analysis;
  • Our colleagues are our most important ingredient. We support your career by investing in your development;
  • An office located at one of the most beautiful locations in central Rotterdam overlooking the Maas and Erasmus bridge with plenty of social activities and excellent coffee.

If this sounds like you

Interested in an interview? Please apply below and we will contact you a.s.a.p. Or contact Jur Lemmers Lemmers our Talent Acquisition Partner via +31 6 25203984 or lemmers@cefetra.nl. He will be happy to tell you more about this opportunity and the recruitment process.

We work with a selection of agencies and we are not looking to add more to our list, so please do not contact us or send us resumes. We will not accept terms or conditions that are sent with resumes without our approval.

Jur Lemmers
Talent acquisition Cefetra Group B.V.
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Our application process


Apply to one of our vacancies and our recruiter will contact you in case of a first match or if further info is required.

First conversation

Based on a telephone intake, we would love to get to know you further. For sure you have some questions for us too?

Second conversation

After the first conversations, we would like to introduce you to some other people in the team and/or company to ensure there is a good match on both sides. If this is the case....we will make you an offer!

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