Commodity Quantitative analyst Development Program – Winter and/or Spring/Summer 2024

Paterson GlobalFoods is excited to introduce our Commodity Quantitative Analyst Program for the Winter and/or Spring/Summer 2024 Co-Op term. This all-encompassing program will provide you the knowledge and skills essential to your future success as a Commodity Quantitative Analyst. You will work closing with the trading team in modelling concepts and developing research that is used in the decision-making process and potential automation of commodity futures and options trading.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent critical, strategic, and problem-solving competencies with the motivation and drive to thrive in a fast paced, environment. This program is in its infancy so you will be part of building a team from the ground up when it comes to quantitative futures trading.  This program is best suited for individuals looking for potential long-term career growth with Paterson GlobalFoods


  • Work closely with commodity traders in generating backtests and walk forward testing.
  • Assist the trader(s) in data compilation/scraping.
  • Help develop new ways to model factors that impact commodity market fundamentals.
  • Produce performance reports based of theoretical trading rules/algorithms given by the trader.
  • All testing will focus on commodity futures and options. General market knowledge like bonds or equities would be helpful, as some quant skills would be transferable.
  • Research projects that will help develop decision making for traders.
  • Any other research/data compilation requests by the trader.


  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or greater from the From the U of M in mathematics/statistics or computer science/engineering
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated oral, written communication skills, strong persuasion, and negotiation skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Motivated and driven to succeed and should have general interest in trading markets.
  • Extremely Proficient in Python.
  • Knowledge of Easylanguage, R, or excel macros and general programming skills.
  • An understanding of statistics/probabilities, and general investment/market trading concepts. With preference (but not required) to Grain and Oilseed commodity futures.
  • Proficient in handling large sets of data and producing performance reports.
  • Assess and quantify risk exposures to portfolios of trades using risk models and statistics.
  • Experience with machine learning, numerical optimization would be beneficial.

To be considered for this role, please apply directly to our website: 

Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. is a family-owned corporation with holdings in Western Canada. Established in 1908, the company has a long history in Canada and currently operates several subsidiaries and divisions within the grain, food, and transportation industries. PGF strives to exceed our customer’s expectations through a commitment to quality, innovation, and personalized service.

Job Category: Administration
Job Type: Full-time
Company: Paterson GlobalFoods
Country: Canada
Province: MB
City: Winnipeg

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