Graduate Commodity Trader

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Location: Sydney

Salary description:

  • $50-100k AUD Equivalent
  • Permanent
  • 1 to 3 years of experience

Our client is a leading global commodities trading firm seeking a recent graduate to join their team in an entry level commodities trading role.

You will initially be supporting the senior traders with managing the entire life cycle of the physical cargo delivery process pre and post shipment as well as managing and planning the shipping program for commodity imports into Australia.

The ideal applicant will have under two years’ experience post university within commodities and be an Australian citizen currently based in Sydney.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Manage the entire life cycle of physical cargo delivery process pre and post shipment
• Manage and plan the shipping program for commodity imports into Australia liaising with internal and external counterparties in Asia
• Ensure contracts are in place for all purchase and sales
• Appoint and oversee third party surveyors and agents to assist in shipping operations
• Vetting/clearing vessels for proposed voyage charter into Australia
• Sending discharge instructions to vessels/terminals and barges
• Assist with commercial/market related information to the trading desk as necessary
• Maintain good working relationships with external counterparties
• Collating market information on vessel port calls, terminal storage and competitors for the commercial team to action upon
• Commercial awareness in operations – volume tolerance, freight economics and price exposure
• Good understanding of technical shipping and maritime terminology
• Basic understanding of hedging and exposure
• Ability to resolve product quality issues timely and cost effectively


• Degree in B.Commerce, B.Economics or B.Mining or engineering ( 2018, 2019 or 2020 graduate)
• Zero to 2 years in a similar operational / support role in commodities  (eg across oil, metals or soft commodities)
• Ideally some junior level commodity or logistics experience ( max 2 years)
• Strong communication skills
• Strong experience using Microsoft excel and outlook

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Phone:+61 2 8246 8900

Hiring Staff: hire@antonmurray.com

Seeking Work: apply@antonmurray.com

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