Refined Metals Trade Finance Officer
Trafigura is seeking a Refined Metals Trade Finance Officer to join our newly set up team in Athens. Candidate needs to feel comfortable in a fast-paced environment, utilising experience and skills to handle high trading volumes and high-pressure deadlines.
The Trade Finance Officer will be in contact with various internal and external stakeholders, namely our banking partners and commercial traders, and will be responsible for establishing good working relationships with them to manage our trade finance activities in an optimal and cost effective manner.
Based in Athens with a pool of Refined Metals / Oil Trade Finance Officer, the candidate will report directly to the Head of Trade Finance Refined Metals based in Geneva.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:
2 - 5 years within a Trading Company (Experience in Refined Metals is a plus) / Financial institution having gained a basic understanding of the principals surrounding Trade Finance instruments and their pitfalls would be desirable
Well-organized and pro-active, strong coordinating skills, able to demonstrate exceptional problem solving and the ability to think in a highly logical and critical fashion
Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner both externally and internally including reporting to finance senior management from time to time
Highly diligent and sharp eye for attention to details
Able to work autonomously when required and to take initiative to not only work to, but also set their own quickly changing deadlines
A team player, who is able to confidentially adapt their interpersonal approach as the situation demands, able to build strong relations both inter-departmentally and with external stakeholders
An individual who is not only comfortable but thrives in a high pressure environment
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel
Languages: English a must, any other language is a plus Key Responsibilities:
Weekly monitoring and m2m of any stock positions.
Ensuring timely processing of payments together with managing cash positions with banks
Negotiations with banks to place transactions under the various financing lines available to RM TF (bilateral facilities, borrowing base or repurchase agreements)
Risk covering sales where necessary with Banks and/or Insurance
Issuance of L/C's or Bank Guarantees for our purchases of Refined Metals Products including negotiation with banks
Close co-operation with our
- Ops team ensuring successful execution of commercial agreements while monitoring risk incurred for the company
- Treasury department for every payments and loans generated
- Deals Desk personnel to ensure any costs agreed by Trade Finance are allocated correctly to the separately maintained deal Profit and Loss accounts.
Review of contracts for all transactions in accordance with company policy and procedure
Closely collaborating with teams in other locations (Geneva, Mumbai, etc)
Key Relationships and Department Overview:
External - Banks, Insurance, Counterparties.
Internal - Ops, Traders, Contracts, Treasury, Securitisation, Accounting & Deals desk, Compliance, Legal.