Operations Manager (Base Metals) Operations Manager (Base Metals) …

Selby Jennings
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Sep 20
SGD100000 - SGD132000 per annum
Selby Jennings
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Sep 20
SGD100000 - SGD132000 per annum
We are currently working with an International Base Metal Trading house and they are seeking for a Trade Operations Manager who has prior A-Z trade operations and people management experience within the physical base/refined metals (non-ferrous) industry.

General Responsibilities

  • Manage the operations team across Singapore and China
  • Leveraging your experience and understanding of the metals business, provide management support to the individual operators under your supervision
  • Provide operational support to domestic trade flows, international trade flows, customs declarations, warehousing of inventory, cargo allocations, shipment bookings and all other aspects of operations within metals
  • Oversight of the contracts administrator role
  • Support to the traders on new business activity in both locations
  • Provide the team with the necessary leadership and be the go to person within operations for all operational issues
  • Work closely with the COO, other members of the operations team and representatives of other functions to drive improvements in existing processes
  • Ensure scalability without compromising on the accuracy, quality and timeliness of data
  • Partner with other functions and in some cases external parties to drive greater efficiency within the organisation
  • Lead the Operations team by example, earn their respect and build a collaborative operations team across the different locations
  • Communicate effectively with the team setting realistic goals and objectives in line with the functions objectives
  • Ensure knowledge gaps are identified within the team and work with the team members to fill in those gaps
  • Develop the teams overall capabilities to support the business
  • Provide a framework for personal development in line with guidance from the COO and HR


  • At least 5 - 7 years of experience in A-Z trading operations
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Base refined metals operations experience
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Team management experience, preferably multi-location
  • Ability to perform in-depth analysis
  • Awareness and understanding of physical metals markets
  • Awareness and understanding of the paper trading markets
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