Trader Freight

Our client is the world's largest diversified resources company, employing about 37,000 professionals in 25 countries. Location: The Netherlands

On behalf of our client we are seeking qualified candidates for the position of:


Purpose: The trader is accountable for the company’s proprietary paper / physical trading book and the execution of business in the relevant market place including the analysis of assessment of price (freight risk) exposures and the prediction of price (freight rate) movements.

Core Accountabilities: • Cover and balance vessel and cargo commitments with appropriate physical and paper (via Manager Trading) positions; • Pro-actively assess and act on market movements and opportunities; • Maintain an intimate understanding of trades, industry participants, Trading Marketing Unit needs and customers; • Fix time charter vessels from/to the freight market; • Fix Voyage charter vessels to the relevant TMU on external market; • Match or exceed performances of other freight providers engaged by traders; • Provide freight levels to the TMU which are always market competitive; • Maintain excellent working relationships with external customer base; • Develop and maintain collaborative relations with external freight traders and operators to mutual benefit; • Accurately calculate voyage rates; • Prepare recommendations on period chartering tonnage and cargo commitments that include financial risks and rewards; • Assist in projects as required; • Ensure adherence of trading activities to external and internal rules, regulations, policies and legislation; • Maintain and enhance the company's reputation as a reliable and reputable business partner.

Competencies: • Bachelors’ and/or Masters degree in logistics/ shipping and/or business • A minimum of 1-2 years experience in ship broking, operating or ship owning • Experience on relevant shipping markets • Experience with paper trading is preferred • Computer literate, thorough knowledge of Excel • Fluent English, both verbal and written

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a renowned company offering interesting benefits.