Commodities: currently 155 jobs.The latest job was posted on 22 Nov 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.
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. …
Our client seeks a Russian speaking Oil Operator ideally with some previous experience of Railway/Train logistics
Our client, a world class Energy firm, seeks a Russian speaking Oil Operator to join it's offices based in London to work directly with the Russian Trading desk.
Check purchase/sale contracts and amendments.
- Follow up compliance with deadlines
- Coordinate loading/discharge of sea-going vessels
- Follow up on min/max quantities and draft respective restrictions
- Clear and detailed instructions always…
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When you invest your career in CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $200 billion, and projected to reach $300 billion by 2020, CPPIB is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan to ensure long-term sustainability. CPPIB invests in all major asset classes, including publi…
The Energy Practice of this “Big 4” management consultancy is actively hiring for 3 x energy Consultants, Managers & Senior Managers with expertise focused on the Regulation of the Wholesale Energy and Commodity Markets to join their European HQ in Central London.
This “Big 4” consultancy are already a market leader in European and Global Energy Regulation, in particular the EMIR, REMIT, Dodd Frank and MiFID II rules that affect energy / commodity trading firms currently and increasingly. More broadly, you’ll join arguably the largest co…
Big 4 management consultancy seeks 1 x Manager and 1 x Senior Manager to join their Energy Trading & Risk Management (ETRM) / Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM) business consulting practice, based out of their European HQ in Central London.
This Big 4 management consultancy are a house hold name with a reputation for hiring the brightest and best professionals across all their industry verticals from graduate up to Partner grade. As well as being voted one of the best company’s to work for in the UK and Globally year on year, the…
Energy and Utilities ‘Big 6’ Management Consultancy – Consultant to Director Level – Central London – No Travel – £50,000-£150,000
Due to huge investment and increasing demands on the business this world-renowned Management Consultancy is looking to aggressively grow their Energy and Utilities practice by hiring 8-12 people from Consultant to Director Level.
The calibre of candidate is as important as the experience the candidates have, and as such an exemplary academic background (minimum 2.1 from a top University) is an imperative part …
5 x Energy and Utilities Consultants / Managers for an Award-Winning Management Consultancy based in London - £40,000-£80,000
My client has a glowing, long-standing reputation and track record of winning awards for excellence, training, career progression and industry expertise. This leading Consultancy is looking for experienced Management Consultants, as well as industry experts in energy or investment banking to join their ever growing practise.
The role provides consistent challenges, variety and development in a client facing enviro…
2 x Technical (C#) Consultants – Energy Trading & Risk Management Firm - £50-70k + £20K Bonus – EU Passport and up to 80% European travel required
Our client is rapidly expanding due to a strong pipeline of project activity and consequently seeks 2 x Technical Consultants to interface with their Clients’ business & technical representatives. The role will include requirements capture, analysis and design of technical solutions based upon the company's ETRM / CTRM software. Previous experience in .Net based development is imperative.
Industry leading Energy Trading & Risk Management (ETRM / CTRM) consulting firm is looking for 2 x experienced C# Technical Consultants to join their European HQ in Central London.
The successful C# Technical Consultants will join a very established technical team working on-site at leading commodity trading houses, oil & gas majors, utilities and investment banks across Europe, assisting with the implementation of Energy Trading & Risk Management (ETRM / CTRM) software. As well as good C# development skills, an overall good knowledge of…
£50,000 - £65,000 + £20k on target bonus + 25 days + pension + healthcare + other core benefits
Our client is an established commodity house that has a global set up and coverage of numerous commodities. They are currently looking to strengthen their Singapore team and looking for an experienced individual in the energy and utility space to assist the growth.
Responsibilities for Energy and Utilities Strategic Lead Buyer, Singapore, Asia, Salary: Highly Competitive, (Energy, Utilities, Coal, Fuel, Natural Gas, Power, Water, Steam, Waste Water, Procurement, Buyer, Singapore, Asia) role:
. Be the regional lead buyer for energy (natu…
I am working with a leading global trading house in Shanghai who is developing their platform in the concentrates space as part of a general expansion. The candidate will have extensive knowledge of this market and a strong network that would be transferable.
Senior Concentrates Trader (Base Metals; Metals; Copper; Aluminium; Zinc; Lead; Concentrates; Trading; China; Asia; Shanghai)
I am working with a leading global trading house in Shanghai who is developing their platform in the concentrates space as part of a general expansion. The c…
Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation of the market and close working with suppliers to ensure sustainable energy for consumers and businesses in the UK.
The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) places legal obligations on larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic energy users, and this role will play a key role in ensuring this scheme is managed effectively. You’ll ensure that participants are audited in a timely and professional manner and that a…
A Global European Bank are looking for a Compliance Advisor to report to the International Head of Compliance, looking for a person with the gravitas and ability to work independently. Commercial or Corporate Banking background gained in London. Experience of advisory, monitoring and reporting.
The organisation and role:
The Bank offers a comprehensive range of products to customers and large corporates including wholesale banking. There is a compliance team in London that the successful candidate would work alongside this team but will r…
We are working with a leading trading group that are looking to develop their oil trading business in Australia by adding an experienced trading professional. They are looking for an individual to focus on business development for refined products.
Responsibilities for Commercial Manager - Oil Products role :
Service a portfolio of clients across Australian markets
Develop market presence by originating and developing new clients
Providing clients with market information, and supply technical and marketing advice
Provide support to tradi…
Our client, a well established polymers & petrochemicals trading house headquartered in Dubai, is expanding their global trading coverage. They are looking for an experienced / senior individual to join their team in Dubai.
Polymers and Petrochemicals Trading Manager / Commercial Head, Dubai – UAE (Petrochemicals, Polymers, Olefins, BTX, Sales, Trader, Dubai, UAE)
Our client, a well established polymers & petrochemicals trading house headquartered in Dubai, is expanding their global trading coverage. They are looking for an experienc…
Top tier Commodities and Energy business is seeking to recruit an experienced Analyst with strong interest in the power markets.
Global Commodities and Energy business.
The Power Analyst will work with tight knit small team focused on Natural Gas and Power.
The candidate will be responsible for market analysis to determine short and long-term opportunities in the power markets.
The candidate must have experience with electricity market modeling and short and long term load forecasting. The candidate must…
Grow a portfolio of customers for the Polish market. The focus will be on the Green Certificates and Carbon markets. You will be supported by your team leader who is highly experienced in the Environmental Market, brokerage and deal structuring.
Environmental Commodity Broker – Polish Market
STX is the leading broker company in the European Environmental Commodity Markets. In this niche market, we use our market knowledge and financial intelligence to match buyers and sellers in order to optimize deal structures. STX connec…
Grow a portfolio of customers for the European market. The focus will be on the Biofuel markets. You will be supported by your team leader who is highly experienced in the Environmental Market, brokerage and deal structuring.
Environmental Commodity Broker – European Biofuel Market
STX is the leading broker company in the European Environmental Commodity Markets. In this niche market, we use our market knowledge and financial intelligence to match buyers and sellers in order to optimize deal structures. STX connects 1,200 c…
Grow a portfolio of customers for the Spanish market. The focus will be on the Carbon markets. You will be supported by your team leader who is highly experienced in the Environmental Market, brokerage and deal structuring.
Carbon Broker – Spanish Market
STX is the leading broker company in the European Environmental Commodity Markets. In this niche market, we use our market knowledge and financial intelligence to match buyers and sellers in order to optimize deal structures. STX connects 1,200 customers in Europe and Asia …
We are looking for a new team member to grow a portfolio of customers for the German market. You will be supported by your team leader who is highly experienced in the Environmental Market, brokerage and deal structuring.
Environmental Commodity Broker – German Market
STX is the leading broker company in the European Environmental Commodity Markets. In this niche market, we use our market knowledge and financial intelligence to match buyers and sellers in order to optimize deal structures. STX connects 1,200 customers in Eu…
Leading generalist M&A boutique with ex-bulge bracket bankers within the energy space are looking for two analysts; 1. 1-3 years banking experience, 2. Industry professional looking to move in to M&A, 3. ACA with industry experience. Cash Bonus.
A client is a leading boutique and they are looking to hire an Analyst to aid their expansion and support a heavy deal flow within the energy team (covering oil & gas services, power & utilities and other related sectors, mainly mid-large cap deals). They are currently going through a massive grow…
We offer you to join this european Trading Company, HQ in Geneva, as: Credit Risk Manager You will lead a medium sized team.
- Due diligence and analysis for the establishment of credit grades and limits for all counterparties within the Region
- Responsible for assessing credit risk for complex transactions and issuing approvals or recommending alternative strategies
- Reviews region residual risk reports to ensure that all counterparty activity is within limits and provide remedial action or exception requests to the Head of Credit
One of the top global consulting firms is looking to build out their Oil and Energy/ Resources/ Commodities/ Agribusiness strategy practice.
One of the top global consulting firms is looking to build out their Oil and Energy/ Resources/ Commodities/ Agribusiness strategy practice.
Lead on the delivery of consulting projects
Consulting projects may cover commercial due diligence projects, corporate strategy, developing advanced pricing models, trading and hedging strategies, screening and valuing investment …
SGD180000 - SGD225000 per annum
Permanent, Full time
Argyll Scott Singapore Pte Ltd
, EA Licence No:
Our client, a European energy trading house are expanding their power trading team. They are looking for a senior individual to join as a portfolio manager to manage their German Power business.
Responsibilities for the Senior Portfolio Manager role:
• Work alongside the team in order to manage their power portfolios and be able to bring on new business.
• Establish new and maintain existing relationships with customers;
• Be available to meet clients and be aware of the most relevant products in the power space to originate.
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Permanent, Full time
Selby Jennings Commodities
Posted on: 21 Nov 14