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Assistant Trader – Grainsref: CH41774
Sector Trading
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London - Centre / West End
Salary £25000 - 45000 / Year
A small, independent traders of grains and other related soft commodities based in the heart of London, is seeking an Assistant Trader to join their close-knit team.

The role will suit someone with 2-5 years of trading experience, and work closely with a Senior Trader on a specified group of commodities. The work is very varied ranging from administrative trade support duties, though to client-facing responsibilities, and may involve some travel. The company has excellent long-term career prospects for an individual in terms of career and increasing levels of responsibility – with remuneration to match.

SALARY: up to £45K, depending on experience
LOCATION: Central London / West End
TYPE: Permanent, full time

• Acquire good knowledge about the products traded and support Senior Traders day-today requirements
• Negotiate both the Purchases and Sales to meet client requirements
• Contract management including entering, dispatching, checking, currency requisition, verifying counterparty contracts as well as monitoring supplier accreditation
• Liaise closely with suppliers and customers to accurately plan shipments and delivery schedules so as to optimise stock rotation and turnaround
• Work closely with suppliers to obtain product analysis, calculate and claim for any non-conformances and dispersal of analysis to customers when requested
• Liaise with customers to ensure excellent service-delivery
• Work closely with the logistics manager to obtain and negotiate haulage rate for existing and upcoming business
• Look for efficiencies/savings
• Complete sample management including receipt, dispatch and disposal

• 2+ years hands-on experience in soft commodity trading, as an assistant or junior trader
• Strong personal and professional confidence
• Sales/Negotiation skills, and an ability to work intuitively in entrepreneurial situations
• Eagerness to learn and a desire to excel in your work every day
• Ability to cope with the detailed work of a niche commodity sector
• Good knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• 2nd language a bonus, but not essential