Commodities: currently 191 jobs.The latest job was posted on 31 Oct 14.
This sector is the category for commodities jobs and careers.
The commodities sector on eFinancialCareers offers jobs from both investment banks and commodities trading houses.
The over-arching term ‘commodities’ comprises a wide range of different tradable products. Broadly, these include coal and freight; metals and steel; agricultural or ‘soft’ commodities; gas and power; renewable energy and emissions; and crude oil and petroleum products.
Commodities houses often also produce, store or distribute the products themselves, which means they also employ a whole range of people in non-financial roles. However, here we only look at the financial jobs related to their trading activities, such as commodities broker jobs.
The focus of the commodities trading houses is to deal in the raw materials. Investment banks, meanwhile, largely create and trade commodity derivative products. Derivative products, such as over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives or commodity futures, are an important way for farming cooperatives and other producers to protect against a poor year or negative price fluctuations and for investment banking clients to hedge against their exposures.
Despite these disparities, jobs in commodities generally fall into the following categories:
Trading: Commodities traders will have a particular area of expertise, usually falling into one of the product types above. Their role is to manage a trading portfolio on behalf of either their company or client, through the buying and selling of either raw commodities or commodity derivatives. They will also perform regular market analysis and research to inform their trading decisions and be expected to take both a long-term and short-term view of the market. Traders working with the physical products also have to consider issues such as shipping, storage and stock levels as well as how pricing exposure is managed using derivative products.
Sales: It’s largely investment banks who recruit sales staff. A sales job in commodities is largely about developing relationships with clients. These can be commodities producers, who want to use derivative products to manage their price exposure, or simply consumers. Commodities sales staff need good analytical skills to keep up with the latest movements in the commodities markets and their implications in order to explain the rationale for trading decisions and strategies to clients. Commodities salespeople will develop pitches, write reports and compile presentations for clients.
Structuring: This role involves a high degree of statistical analysis and is a highly quantitative job. For a junior role, most banks will only recruit people with a Masters degree in a highly mathematical subject, usually physics or quantitative analytics. As the name suggests a structuring job involves creating commodities structured products to offer clients, as well as performing statistical analysis to track their performance. Examples of these products include commodity-linked notes or baskets of commodities. Depending on the organisation, structuring roles can also comprise creating bespoke solutions to a client’s (usually a corporate) commodities hedging needs.
Our client, a well established trading house with a strong market brand and reputation, is currently expanding their Copenhagen trading team. They are looking for an individual to join the team, covering international back-to-back bunker trading.
International Bunker Trading & Sales, Copenhagen (Fuel, Oil, Bunkers, Shipping, Sales, Trading, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Our client, a well established trading house with a strong market brand and reputation, is currently expanding their Copenhagen trading team. They are looking for an individua…
Would you like to interact with the European gas market on one side and portfolio analysis on the other, taking on the responsibilities as active negotiator and portfolio expert?
Senior Portfolio Originator
Join us and become Senior Portfolio Originator in Gas Portfolio Management where we manage and optimise the gas assets and gas contract portfolio. The Structured Origination Gas team works on the commodity market, adding to and shaping the gas portfolio to increase profit potential and reduce risks. We work closely with portfolio analy…
Tired of being pigeon holed into one area and not given a broad enough scope? Looking to utilise your compliance skills in market surveillance but get exposure to more ownership and projects?
To take ownership of a certain client base and ensure trading activity is within pre agreed timelines
Understand client trading books to ensure you’re in the best position to see unusual activity
Discuss any activity that looks out of the ordinary with relevant stakeholders and external clients
Project management changes to systems and pr…
As Manager, Technology at Sapient Global Markets, you will help to realize high-end technology solutions for our clients in the financial and commodities trading industry.
MANAGER, TECHNOLOGY – JAVA
At Sapient Global Markets, we are quite literally on the front lines of the biggest issues facing the global markets leaders today – investment banks, asset management firms, wealth managers, oil and energy firms, and government and regulatory agencies. Driving transformation and leading change within these industries requires big thinkers …
As Manager, Program Management at Sapient Global Markets, you will manage complex technology and business solution development projects for our clients from the financial and commodities industry
Manager, Program Management – Global Markets
At Sapient Global Markets, we are quite literally on the front line of the biggest issues facing the global markets leaders today – investment banks, asset management firms, wealth managers, oil and energy firms, and government and regulatory agencies. Driving transformation and leading change with…
Our client is an established agricultural commodity trade house with established operations across the globe. Currently looking to expand further their U.S. operations and is looking for a strong individual to assist that growth.
Responsibilities for Export Trading Manager, Chicago, Salary: Highly Competitive, (Grains, Barley, Wheat, Corn, Soybean, Agricultural, Soft Commodities, Physical, Sales, Trading, Chicago, USA) role:
· Manage the leadership and trading of the North American export trading team
· Trading of physica…
Our client is an established trading house that specialize in energy and metals, currently having a strong set up in Singapore and activities in China. They are currently looking for a senior base metal trader to assist the company expanding across a number of markets.
Our client is an established trading house that specialises in energy and metals, currently having a strong set up in Singapore and activities in China. They are currently looking for a senior base metal trader to join their team and assist the company expanding across a nu…
Argyll Scott is currently recruiting for a leading city based commodities trading business. The organisation is currently recruiting for an experienced Commodities Trade Accountant and Business Partner to join their Metals and Copper Division.
The Metals trading division consists of a global team of traders based in London, Stamford, Singapore, Shanghai and Dubai currently undertaking both physical and proprietary trading. The division has expanded into a more diversified portfolio of physical metals over the last 12 months and will be ex…
Our client, an established European renewable energy trading firm are in the process of expanding internationally, and looking for experienced individuals to join their San Francisco team.
Our client, an established European renewable energy trading firm are in the process of expanding internationally, and as part of their growth plans are opening an office in the US. They are looking for experienced renewable energy sales traders and brokers to join the team, which will be based in San Francisco.
The firm specialises in trading a …
Active Oil & Gas company in London requires an experienced settlements analyst with LNG, Gas & Power to settle physical trades and supporting activities. Strong IT skills in ETRM & SAP are necessary to step in to this six month contract
Your responsibilities will include:
All aspects physical trade settlement - trade review, due date control and billing
Trade booking - SAP required
Price confirmation with counterparties, followed by billing / invoicing activities
Reporting weekly cash forecasting to treasury
Internal communications to e…
As a Director in Business Development you will identify, build and nurture strong, lasting relationships with new and existing clients in relevant industry segments. Your innovative sales strategy identifies and influences potential customers to generate new business.
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - COMMODITIES
At Sapient Global Markets, we are quite literally on the front lines of the biggest issues facing the global markets leaders today – investment banks, asset management firms, wealth managers, oil and energy firms, and government a…
Global commodity trading business is seeking experienced Treasury Cash Manager to join in a strategic capacity and focus on the global cash management for the Group; and maintain the Treasury Management system to ensure effective and efficient cash management. Experience of IT2 a major advantage
Global commodity trading business is seeking experienced Treasury Cash Manager to join in a strategic capacity and focus on the global cash management for the Group; and maintain the Treasury Management system to ensure effective and efficient cas…
An exciting new opportunity has become available within a reputable bank for a LNG, Gas and Power and Emissions Product Control Specialist.
Duties to include:
Responsible for supervising the LNG Gas & Power Analysts to ensure that the LNG Gas & Power position and P&L reporting and commentary including trading (secondary) costs (accrual, provisions and actuals), are meaningful, transparent and timely;
Reviewing and checking daily physical and paper transactions have been posted correctly, are within Trading Dele…
Swisslinx, on the behalf of our client, is seeking the services of a Dry Bulk Ship Broker to be based in Geneva.
This position would suit an experienced candidate who is looking to further develop their career utilizing a profitable platform. You will come with an established network as well as further develop your customer base.
To be considered for this role, the successful candidate should hold the following skills:
Fluency in English, additional languages advantageous
5-7 years work experience as a Ship Broker, most of which should be…
Funding of Portfolio Managers with successful strategies in liquid markets.
We are looking to identify Portfolio Managers with successful strategies in liquid markets. We would be able to assist in the co-funding as part of a team or help with capital acceleration and funding on a standalone basis.
We are interested in liquid strategies which are generating consistently positive monthly returns and have been live for a minimum of 12 months. Strategies can be pure systematic, low and high frequency within any asset class but particular i…
Vous intégrez un centre de service en charge de l’Incident Management pour le compte d’un industriel effectuant du trading de commodities.
A ce jour, l’équipe est composé de 4 personnes qui sont bi localisées à Paris et à Bruxelles et qui travaillent en autonomie sur leur propre périmètre. Elles sont responsables de la stabilité du parc applicatif et de le rendre systématiquement plus robuste. Ceci passe par des sujets purement IT, métiers et/ou organisationnels.
Votre mission consiste dans un premier temps à comprendre l’existant et l’or…
Créée en 2005, Margoconseil compte aujourd’hui 190 personnes. Nous recrutons des consultants dont les compétences, le potentiel de progression et la motivation contribueront au succès des projets que nous confient nos clients
Au sein d’un industriel ayant des activités de trading, vous interviendrez au sein de l’équipe IT Quant composée de 5 personnes. L’équipe accompagne le business à travers le support, l'intégration de nouveaux produits vanilles et de nouveaux produits exotiques, et l’amélioration du pricing (nouvelles méthodes, amélio…
A UK energy generation and wholesale client is now looking for a Regulatory Analyst to join their offices in London.
Working with both strategic and operational regulatory responsibilities the main purpose of this position is to monitor and effectively communicate any changes to the gas and electricity industry regulatory codes of conduct.
The role will require a substantial proportion of time to be spent attending regulatory and industry meetings around the UK
Key accountabilities include:
• Monitor routine communications which detail ch…
On behalf of our client, a physical trading firm, Swisslinx is seeking a Business Development Professional for the SEE region.
In this exciting role your main responsibilities will include:
Analysing and defining strategies for the region together with the parent company
Origination of Natural Gas deals
Developing new business in the South Eastern Europe countries
Drafting and negotiating contracts with prospective clients
The successful candidate will possess the following skills:
At least 3 years of experience in a similar role
Our client is a major oil company looking for an experienced oil focused finance/banking professional to manage the financial analysis and presentation of materials to support the Group Planning and Investment processes.
Key challenges for the role are
• Taking responsibility for data accuracy and for the quality of analysis that will be communicated to the senior executive team.
• Building sophisticated financial models and analytic frameworks to test and compare underlying assumptions against historic benchmarks.
• Structuring a large n…
JP Morgan’s Global Commodities Group, within the Corporate & Investment
Bank, operates from primary offices in London, New York, Singapore and
Bournemouth. The business offers clients a global platform to a full spectrum
of physical and financial products across energy, agricultural, environmental
and metal commodities as well as more complex exotic structuring.
The commodities business is a challenging, fast-paced area of growth within
an ever changing regulatory environment. …
This financial institution is seeking a credit risk manager for its global commodity finance portfolio. You will be responsible for credit analysis and structuring across the firm’s new transactions to support the origination team and a growing commodities business.
SENIOR CREDIT RISK APPROVER (COMMODITIES)
Your key responsibilities include:
• Oversight of global commodities portfolio
• Credit analysis and structuring of structured commodity transactions
• Advisory and highlighting risk and structuring issues to commodities originatio…
Conduct market research and analysis on soft commodities.
On behalf of our client, an established trading house, we are currently sourcing for an experienced research analyst to join a global team.
The incumbent will be involved in providing fundamental analysis of soft commodity products (agricultural products) on the trade flows and competing markets in the Asia region.
Analysis will involve reviewing crop development at key Asian producing countries, studying trade dynamics, policy and regulatory changes, trade flows etc
This role wil…
Permanent, Full time
Swisslinx Asia Pte Ltd.
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Major Energy Trading Consultancy, currently seeking a Senior Account Manager to manage and work extensively with their EMEA clients.
In a highly competitive market, this is an opportunity to work for a Major Consultancy in Energy Trading and Risk Management strategies and systems, working with increasingly diverse Energy Trading, Hedge Funds and Investment Bank clients. Building on their already extensive list of clients, this Senior Account Manager will be responsible for managing the retention and development of their EMEA based clients…
GBP80000 - GBP90000 per annum + competitive
London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Posted on: 31 Oct 14