Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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Job description

Are you passionate about data, statistics, modelling and artificial intelligence? 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
Cefetra B.V. is a leading and ambitious supply chain manager in agricultural materials to the feed, food and fuel industry. Our focus is selling Grains, Soya and Co-products to the European compound feed industry. On an annual basis, Cefetra B.V. trades around 11 million metric tons with a turnover of ca. € 2.4 billion. Working for Cefetra is operating in an international environment.


The job
We are looking for a Data Scientist to mine, analyze and extract signals from our structured and unstructured datasets to support and improve Cefetra’s decision making. You will be working closely with a small group of quantative analysts, data engineers, but also with traders, market research and risk management. In this role the Data Scientist is reporting to the Head of the Quantitative Trading & Research Desk.


Key Responsibilities

  • Build outright and relative price forecasting models to identify trade opportunities, but also to signal risks within the current positioning
  • Provide our traders with quantitative models, using e.g. price data and money flow analysis, to improve timing and positioning
  • Leverage our data & models, by designing, testing, and developing (systematic) trading strategies
  • Build (and improve our current) quantitative models to support fundamental market research (e.g. yield prediction, demand forecasting) and support our Data Engineers with building our data & analysis platform


Who you are
You are not afraid to dive into millions of datapoints and you like working with large structured and unstructured real-world datasets. You have excellent analytical skills and a strong attention to detail. You are looking for an international and fast paced environment and you are able to handle multiple tasks. You like both working independently as in a team setting as well. Further words that come to mind: quick thinker, learning agility, dealing with ambiguity, process driven, strong drive for success, naturally curious.

Job requirements

Position Requirements

  • We are looking for high-performing recently graduated masters and undergraduate talent in quantitative fields such as Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Finance or Computer Science master
  • If you bring a first working experience in quantitative research and or within an internship this is a plus
  • Programming experience, preferably in Python
  • Understanding of probability and statistics (e.g. machine-learning, time-series analysis, pattern recognition, NLP)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (English)


We offer

  • The opportunity to work in an international trade organization that is part of a fast-growing holding company
  • Our employees are the key ingredients of our success, and we would like to invest in you and offer you the opportunity to further develop and grow into a more senior position
  • Become a part of a driven team in an informal setting
  • This is a full-time permanent opportunity at one of the most beautiful locations in Rotterdam
  • We offer flexible working hours, hybrid working, learning and development opportunities; we are always open for a conversation to discuss your individual needs
  • Attractive competitive package in terms of salary and other benefits incl bonus scheme



More information
Please contact our HR department. They are happy to tell you more about this opportunity and the recruitment process. You can contact our HR department by sending an email to 

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.

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Why work at Cefetra?

Cefetra is a leading international supply chain manager in agricultural commodities in the feed, food and fuel industry. The main focus is on sales to the European compound feed industry. The mission is to become the number 1 in Europe. On an annual basis, Cefetra BV trades approximately 18 million tonnes of agricultural materials (turnover approximately € 4.5 billion). Cefetra has a strong growth ambition. The product portfolio consists of three main product groups: grains, co-products and soy.


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