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Graduate Zinc Trader

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Sydney

Salary description: $50k-$60k AUD base

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

Our client is a leading marketer and producer of natural resources seeking an enthusiastic junior level commodities trader. The role is based in Sydney and will involve assisting the senior zinc traders in a range of facets with emphasis on logistics and trade support. The position will provide training and experience with the intention of leading to a full-time zinc trading role.



  • Close interaction with the respective Trader and traffic persons, as well as cooperation with other teams such as Chartering, Insurance, Finance, Legal and Compliance;
  • Verification of all documents with Compliance and Company internal guidelines;
  • Identification of issues and contractual risk and respective advice to Traders;
  • Documentary monitoring of the contract from the beginning to the end, including co–managing of contract changes and corrections;
  • Drafting/ issuing/ reviewing of purchase and sales contracts including all related legal documents, such as Holding Certificates, storage agreements, pre-finance agreements, guarantees;
  • Administration of Purchase and Sales contracts: Purchase/ Sales Order Entry into CTTS, Customer data handling / processing and maintenance, including updating and amending the current data in the internal data system. Filing of documents and archiving;
  • Depending on the respective task area, the Contract Writer/ Administrator may have direct contact to customers and/ or colleagues in field offices

Additional responsibilities include

  • Calculation of metal quantity and foreign currency amounts to be priced Contact to clients / field offices
  • Vessel chartering or container shipments in co-operation with the chartering department; organizing rail, truck and air transport or releasing of material in warehouse
  • Insuring risks of each transport as well as material in storage
  • Correspondence on availability of materials in production, transit and in stock; documentation, invoicing, outgoing
    and incoming payments, client exposure control and claim handling


  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Only 1-2 years post-university experience – the nature of the role will require someone with less than 2 years experience
  • Ideally some exposure to logistics or commodities
  • University education in Commerce or Engineering, or other interesting related majors such as Metallurgy.
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