Derivatives Trader

Derivatives Controller

Your role

Join the Business Control team in Bladel as a Derivatives Controller! You'll be the primary controller responsible for overseeing derivatives activities within Interfood Europe. As part of a team of nine, you'll lead control efforts specifically focused on derivatives trading. Your role will involve providing clear financial analyses and insights to support and optimize our derivatives trading activities. Reporting directly to the Senior Business Controller, you'll collaborate closely with our finance team and traders to ensure compliance and maximize value generation from derivative transactions.

In short, we are looking for a top-in-class colleague who’s ready for a challenge and can help us with our continuous improvement efforts!

As our new Derivatives Controller you:

  • Act as the derivatives controller, overseeing derivative trading activities and risk management strategies.
  • Conduct economic analyses specific to derivatives trading, such as ROI/EVA analysis, mark-to-market valuation, and P&L forecasting for derivative positions.
  • Collaborate with traders to develop and execute derivatives trading strategies based on financial insights and market trends.
  • Challenge derivatives traders on their trading and adherence to risk limits (monitoring VAR boundaries, stress wing risk, etc.).
  • Assess and manage risks associated with derivative transactions, providing recommendations for risk mitigation.
  • Provide financial information and advice on derivative trading decisions to various departments within the organization.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data related to derivatives trading, preparing regular management reports.
  • Monitor the performance of derivative positions and identifying trends and variances.
  • Provide ad-hoc support to trade, supply chain, logistics, and finance teams as needed.

Your profile

(Post)Master's degree in a business economic or financial field.
3 to 7 years of relevant work experience in derivatives trading, financial control, treasury, or risk management.
Excellent language and communication skills (Dutch and English), both verbally and written.
Affinity with the main types of derivatives (options, futures, swaps) and various derivative trading strategies (calendar spreads, exchange spreads, etc.) is a big plus. Basic understanding of derivatives and their valuations is a must.
Proactive and enterprising mindset, with a self-starting attitude.
Strong affinity with data analysis and tools such as PowerBI or Tableau.
Advanced analytical skills and proficiency in Excel.
Knowledge of VBA and/or Python programming is a positive differentiator.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and as part of a team.
Strong work ethic and commitment to personal and professional development.
Ambitious with a desire to excel in the field of finance.
Enthusiasm for working in a challenging and dynamic environment.

Our offer

  • Competitive compensation and benefits. Salary depends on your experience and education.
  • 40 hour work week, 25 holidays.
  • We value your personal development and have a strategic focus on our learning program.
  • Free delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch.
  • Free gym inside our office.
  • Participate in fun team activities.

About Interfood

Do you like to work for an international company? Do you value professionality and quality? Are you comfortable in a dynamic environment? But on the other hand looking for cooperation in a close and informal team? Then Interfood is the ideal employer for you.


The Interfood Group is a leading global dairy trading company (milk powders, butter, cheese, dairy blends etc.). The Group consists of 14 offices in all continents with more than 350 employees. Our constant strive for optimal quality, up-to-date knowledge and a profound focus on service, enables Interfood to create the difference for its robust network of both clients and suppliers.

Interfood keeps on growing and developing by its proactive market approach.


We stimulate personal development and initiatives from our employees. Interfood, originally a family-based company, proves that global professionalism can still be combined with a unique personal company culture, in which we focus on following values: Teamwork, Commitment, Continuous Improvement, Professionalism & Responsible Leadership. All contributing to our purpose: Together for better.

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