Agricultural Economist / Commodity Trader at Aquada Development Corporation Limited

Aquada Development Corporation Limited is a registered company located in Umuahia, Abia State. Over the years, we have been committed to innovating new technologies and products that improve the quality of life while improving the built environment in which we operate. Our specializations range from food manufacturing, materials processing to process engineering and construction. To achieve this, the Corporation hires the best available talent to conceive and implement its ideas, while we create a dynamic and rewarding work environment to nurture and sustain this creative spirit.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Agricultural Economist / Commodity Trader

Location: Umuahia, Abia
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Details

  • Develop and manage a system for the purchase of agricultural produce from farmers.
  • Keep track of offers, managing relationships with customers and farmers, as well as negotiating prices, payment, and delivery terms.
  • Buy agricultural commodities from farmers using an online platform.
  • Experience in risk management and hedging agricultural products for the feed industry and/or flour milling industry.
  • Familiarity with online trading platforms would be a definite advantage, as would prior experience with farm-gate organization and cooperative extension services to farmers.


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
  • Hands-on experience in the purchase and/or trading of agricultural produce.
  • Analytical and organizational skills,
  • Skilled in relationship management, set up relationship with farmers and produce aggregators,
  • Strong knowledge of the industry and market conditions,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Impeccable negotiation and problem-solving skills,
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and rapport building.
  • Excellent communication skill,
  • Proven experience in purchasing/trading of agricultural produce,
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision,
  • Strong negotiation skill,
  • Business development minded,



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter that outlines their specific experience and how it relates to this position, current resume, and a clear indication of your date of availability to: using the "Job Title" as the subject of the mail


Application Deadline  31st January, 2021.

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