Commodities: currently 192 jobs.The latest job was posted on 24 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.
Trafigura is one of the world's leading independent commodity trading and logistics houses
Our business is advancing trade for a growing array of customers and counterparties around the world. The company directly employs over 8,000 people through a network of 167 offices in 58 countries. We source, store, blend and deliver essential raw materials and commodities. In 2013, we traded 117.8 million tonnes of oil and petroleum products and 32.9 million tonnes of non-…
Cleartrade Exchange Pte Ltd (CLTX) is a regulated futures market based in Singapore and is part of the Deutsche Borse group. We provide an electronic global marketplace for commodity futures and wish to recruit Market Operations personnel to join our team
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the market operations team and ensuring the smooth running of the exchange for all users.
Within this role your responsibilities will include:
- Designing and implementing market surveillance processes
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…
Our client, a leading energy trading house, is looking to recruit a Trading Accountant to join its expanding team. To be based in London.
Trading Accountant Position purpose
The Trading Accountant's core responsibilities involve accounting for all trading activity in all markets and commodities in which the company operates.
Familiarity with detailed transaction and accounting information will help develop an understanding of the accounting model (i.e. the components of the financial accounts) and enable the Trading Accountant to make ap…
VP Market Risk Manager - Commodities - Bulks (coal, Iron) and Base Metals (Copper, Nickel)
My client, an international investment bank with offices in Singapore. Are currently looking for a Commodities Market Risk Manager (VP) to join their growing team.
You will be managing individual trader risk, enforcing stop loss and risk limits for a team of 20 across multiple geographies
You will have a minimum of 6+ years’ experience in Market Risk with 2+ years of within in a Physical trading firm.
Products needed are Base Metals knowledge …
•Top tier corporate Bank • Regional Exposure • Dynamic work environment
The organisation is a tier 1 corporate bank with a highly envied portfolio of clients. Working with some of the biggest oil majors and commodities houses in the world, this highly profitable business unit attracts some of the best and brightest talent in the market to work with them.
With an aggressively expanding Asia Pac set up, they are looking for credit analyst to join their team. As part of the front office, you will assist relationship managers in preparing cre…
Vessel Operator, Commodities, Jet Fuel/Gasoil/Middle Distillates, Location: Singapore, Salary : highly competitive role:
We are currently working with an established oil major based in Singapore who is looking for a mid-senior vessel operator for their physical oil cargoes.
Role & Responsibilities:
Deep understanding of book strategy and applies understanding of market drivers to optimize value of transaction contributing to consistent delivery of distinctive value-added intervention.
Timely submission of demurrage cl…
Lead a team to develop Trade Solution/Supply Chain Finance Business and other banking products. Solicit new clients & maintain good relationship with existing client. Prepare credit proposal.
Develop Corporate Trade Solution and Supply Chain Finance business marketing in the Greater China area
Promote and conclude Trade Finance transactions and guide other team members
Solicit new client portfolio by way of providing Trade Finance business and closely co-work with Corporate Banking Department
Maintain and develop relatio…
Our client is a top-tier international Bank, providing corporate and investment banking services to SOE, Large Local corporate, governments, financial institutions and international counterparties around the world. Currently they are looking for one physical commodities assistant manager based in Shanghai.
Our client is a top-tier international Bank, providing corporate and investment banking services to SOE, Large Local corporate, governments, financial institutions and international counterparties around the world. Currently they are lo…
Our client is a global commodities business offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced Forex Trader to join a highly successful team. The Senior Forex Trader will be joining a small team and have responsibility for proprietary Forex trading with added responsibility of Hedging.
The ideal candidate will offer:
10 + years of FX and Rates trading experience, preferably in emerging currencies
Trading on a proprietary or flow basis to generate income
Experience and /or an understanding of the commodities industry would be seen as an …
Global Investment Bank is looking for an experienced Structured Finance Operations specialist with a deep understanding of the Commodities (soft and hard commodities) business to joing their Singapore team.
Leading a team of middle office specialists, the bank is looking for a leader to develop and
a team of Operations staff in delivering Structured Trade Finance services to their clients in accordance to established service standards.
This is a senior role for that will see you engage and interface with senior management, business units…
Global Investment Bank is looking for a senior quantitative analyst to work closely with the business in designing and developing pricing and risk management models. FX Options - Exotic OTC - Commodities
My client is looking for a senior quantitative analyst with experience in FX Options as well as Exotic OTC Products (TARNS, MDBs, Correlation products etc). This individual candidate will be instrumental in designing and developing the pricing and risk management models (local, stochastic, mixed vol, both MC and PC, etc). Programming lang…
Wood Mackenzie is an information services company with over 40 year’s experience providing commercial intelligence on energy, metals, mining and chemicals. Using proprietary data and models to analyse, value and advise on assets, companies and markets.
Wood Mackenzie’s people have deep industry knowledge and many have extensive industry experience. Headquartered in Edinburgh with regional offices around the world to be close to clients and the markets it covers. Wood Mackenzie has offices in 24 locations, including, L…
The role of the Vice-President, New Business Development is to prospect for, identify and close new business in new client organisations across all of Wood Mackenzie’s product and service offerings in Europe.
Role: Vice-President, New Business Development
Wood Mackenzie is the most comprehensive source of knowledge about the world's energy and metals industries. We analyse and advise on every stage along the value chain - from discovery to delivery, and beyond - to provide clients…
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) is currently recruiting high calibre professional for the position of Senior Vice President – Mainland Development (Beijing Representative Office).
Mainland Development is missioned to drive the HKEx initiatives in the Mainland. This position will lead the team’s commodities development strategies in the Mainland and to explore the relevant business opportunities in line with HKEx’s strategic plan.
Lead, plan, direct and oversee the overall business development str…
Our client, a global Commodity focussed entity, seeks an IT specialist to join the team in its Singapore offices.
Due to organic growth our client is seeking a further IT hire. The ideal candidate will have between 5-8 years experience in a similar role and 2-4 years of that in a Commodity focussed environment.
As a member of the global IT organization, the right candidate:
Maintains the company’s IT network, servers and security systems;
Supports day-to-day user requests (e.g. setting up new users, managing backup,…
My client is a leading project finance house, who are looking to add an associate to their project finance team focusing on energy, natural resources and power sectors across Asia
Join a leading Project Finance team originating, structuring and executing project finance related opportunities in Asia Ex- Japan in Hong Kong
Types of deals will include Project finance transactions across the Energy, Oil and Gas, Power and Natural Resources space.
The role will include working across lending/advisory/financing transactions across t…
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…
Our client is looking for a: Debt Capital Market manager – Commodities
The role holder will be required to provide support to the DCM team. This will take the form of the following:
Calculate covenants on a quarterly basis
Forecast and monitor covenants throughout the year to ensure quarter end compliance
Coordinate the preparation and distribution of compliance certificates;
Analyst Support – RCF, Private Placement, Bilateral Loans
Assist in the preparation of relevant Information Memorandums and other thir…
Tier 1 Management Consultancy looking to grow a recently established Energy and Commodities practice to meet exceptional client demand. The practice offers Advisory services to institutional clients with Energy and Commodities Trading Strategy, Energy Risk, and Business Process and Operational Improvement requirements.
The firm is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals for permanent employment within their European business. Recruiting at all corporate levels, the firm provides considerable challenge, variety and opportunit…
ED&F Man is one of the worlds’ most successful and established agricultural commodity trading businesses, one of our core commodities is Coffee where we manage a range of assets in origin countries across the globe.
With growing businesses in Kenya and Tanzania we are looking for talented individuals with existing knowledge of the agri-commodities sector to become part of our commercial team.
The specific requirement is for an Assistant Manager to work alongside our General Managers supporting the day to day running and on-going strategic…
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…
Our client, a growing European metals trading house are expanding their sales team. They are currently looking for someone to specialise in long product sales across Europe.
Our client, a growing European metals trading house are expanding their sales team. They are currently looking for someone to specialise in Special Bar Quality steel sales in the DACH region.
Responsibilities for the Physical Metal Sales role:
• Trade with counterparties in Europe
• Building a wider knowledge of the metals trading industry
• Build and maintain str…
Our client, a European trading house are looking to expand in their Russian office. They already are trading in multiple products but are looking to expand their Oilseeds book.
Our client, a European trading house are looking to expand in their Russian office. They already are trading in multiple products but are looking to expand their Oilseeds book. The company already has a number of traders within the team but are looking to bring someone on who has good market experience.
Responsibilities for the Oilseeds Trading position:
• Trade oi…
Krasnodar, Sovetskiy, Russia
Permanent, Full time
Selby Jennings Commodities
Posted on: 23 Oct 14