Head of Iron Ore Trading

Location Dubai
Discipline: Commodities
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Freddie Ricks

Contact email: freddie.ricks@venturesearch.com
Job ref: 2027
Published: about 1 month ago

Head of Iron Ore Trading:

We are on the lookout for an experienced and entrepreneurial Head of Iron Ore Trading to lead the establishment of our clients' Iron Ore Trading vertical. The successful candidate will bring strong Asian market knowledge, a track record in iron ore trading, and ideally, experience in team management and building. If you thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial trading environment and have a passion for shaping new business ventures, we invite you to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Business Development:

    • Lead the development and implementation of the Iron Ore Trading strategy, focusing on entrepreneurial and back-to-back trading.
    • Identify and capitalize on market opportunities to drive growth and profitability.
  2. Market Knowledge:

    • Leverage strong knowledge of the Asian iron ore market to inform trading strategies and decision-making.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, market dynamics, and regulatory changes.
  3. Team Management:

    • Build and manage a high-performing team of traders and support staff.
    • Provide leadership, mentorship, and strategic direction to ensure team success.
  4. Risk Management:

    • Implement robust risk management practices to safeguard the trading portfolio.
    • Develop and execute risk mitigation strategies in collaboration with the risk management team.
  5. Collaboration:

    • Foster collaboration with internal stakeholders, including finance, legal, and logistics teams, to ensure seamless operations.
    • Work closely with other trading desks to explore synergies and cross-commodity opportunities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or a related field. MBA or relevant professional qualifications are advantageous.
  • Proven experience in iron ore trading (10/15+ years), demonstrating a successful entrepreneurial and back-to-back trading approach.
  • Strong understanding of the Asian iron ore market.
  • Experience in managing and building successful trading teams.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills.