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Why work for us

Louis Dreyfus Company’s (LDC) success in Australia is driven by the same set of corporate values that have guided the Group since its creation in 1851:

  • Commitment
  • Humility
  • Diversity
  • Entrepreneurship

We consider it essential for new recruits to make these values their own, whatever their position or function is.

LDC Australia offers a wide range of career opportunities for motivated professionals who are keen to use their skills in a rewarding and challenging environment:

  • Business Platforms – Our platform teams consist of traders, marketers, researchers, originators and business development experts.
  • Execution – The Execution teams work across platforms, and this means they are able to support any product line. Each role holds a significant responsibility for the successful delivery of contracts.
  • Finance – The Finance team supports all areas of our business at a regional level. Professional areas within finance include accounting, treasury and controlling.
  • Compliance & Risk - This function spans 11 areas of expertise: trade practice, regulatory compliance, sustainability, market risk, credit risk, trade finance, arbitration, treasury, operational risk, insurance and crisis management.
  • Human Resources – The HR team serves as an important lever, driving business performance and supporting management via recruitment, organizational development and compensation and reward initiatives.
  • Industry – This team includes managers and operators involved in the operation of our industrial assets.
  • IT – Our IT team plays a vital role in connecting the different parts of our business at the Group and local level. They support day-to-day activities, projects and business integration.

Our people, our approach

Performance and Leadership

In Australia, and indeed all around the world, the backbone of an effective workforce that supports business needs is a strong performance and leadership management process. Our leadership model requires that leaders demonstrate their skills and abilities in two areas: leading business and leading people. Our global, standardized performance management program that facilitates the reward and growth of our staff is also an important tool used within LDC Australia.

Talent Management

One of the challenges of a successful organization is to effectively attract and retain the best people. While we seek candidates for our Australian activities externally, as needed and on a case-by-case basis, our preferred approach is to motivate and reward high performing employees beyond just compensation, through internal promotion in their professional areas, lateral growth and international mobility.

An effective talent management program speeds up value creation in key positions. It is the process and mindset by which we identify high potential employees and invest in their accelerated development, with the ultimate goal of retaining them and positively impacting business results.

Learning and Development

LDC Australia promotes ongoing learning - both formal and informal - throughout an employee’s career. Training and development schemes are adapted to the specificities of our Australian business. We also benefit from global best practice and corporate programs managed by our HR department.

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Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.

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