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Base Metals Trader

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: TYSE.COMM
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Sales and Trading, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 02/01/2018
Base Metals Trader – Base Metals, Non-Ferrous, Physical, Copper, Zinc, Lead, Tin, Nickel, South East Asia, Trading, Commodities, Location: Singapore (Asia) Salary: 80,000 – 120,000 SGD: South East Asia Focus, Trading. Location; APAC.

We are currently working with Chinese trading house based in Singapore who is seeking a physical base metals trader to join their growing base metals team. This offers the opportunity for the incumbent to build up a business and play an impactful role within the company. The position requires 3+ years working experience in the base metals industry and with experience in physical base metals trading. Must have experience in the APAC markets and have a strong network within this space. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Physical trading of base metals. 
  • Work with the rest of the base metals teams in Singapore and Shanghai offices in order to develop the company’s presence and develop business across South East Asia and APAC.
  • Collaborate with the logistics, freight and operations teams.
  • Reports to the owner.
  • Company structure is pretty flat and encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and accountability.
  • Deal analysis, pricing and contracting for all base metals.
  • Handling customers through purchase to sales in all aspects of business, i.e. marketing, visiting, quality checking, pricing, negotiation for purchase & sales, managing contract, payments & profit calculation.
  • Efficient with L/C documentation, payment terms.
  • Business Development – create new markets for the company and increase regional market share/annual sales volume. 

Key Qualifications / Experience
  • 3+ years experience trading physical base metals products.
  • Must have a good understanding of the South East Asian non-ferrous market in Asia and also steel making raw materials.
  • This position will be based in Singapore.
  • University Degree.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Strong ability in managing client relationships, negotiating power, closing skills & presentation skills.
  • Ability to speak and write English and Chinese

  • An attractive salary package based on the candidate’s qualifications/experience
  • A job in an exciting and energetic industry / international challenging career
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Clear career growth opportunities and promotion from within based merit and performance.

This role will offer a talented and experienced base metals trader the chance to develop their career with a leading Chinese trading house based in Singapore. Additionally, it offers the chance to work with a successful team and build a great career. Candidates applying for the role should be entrepreneurial in nature, hard working, and initiative driven.

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