Proprietary and Physical Traders

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

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Job ref: 1606
Published: 11 months ago

These roles are not limited to Switzerland.
We are representing a prestigious global physical and proprietary trading firm with a distinguished team of 70 expert traders. Their firm operates across both physical and derivative proprietary trading, boasting over 35 trading desks that span a diverse range of commodities, including agricultural products, metals, energy, and freight. Renowned for their innovation, exceptional talent, and market expertise, they continuously strive for excellence in every aspect of their business. As they expand their operations and delve into new ventures, they are seeking highly experienced and specialized traders to join their dynamic team.

Job Description: As an experienced trader specializing in either specific physical commodities or cross-commodity derivatives, you will play a pivotal role in their firm's success and growth. You will be responsible for executing sophisticated trading strategies, leveraging your extensive knowledge in your chosen commodities or derivatives. Your expertise will contribute to their firm's competitive edge and solidify our position as a leading player in the global trading market.


  • Develop and execute innovative trading strategies in your specialized physical commodities or cross-commodity derivatives.

  • Leverage your market expertise to identify lucrative trading opportunities and optimize trading positions.

  • Work closely with our team of traders and analysts to share insights and collaborate on cross-commodity strategies.

  • Manage risk effectively and ensure compliance with trading guidelines and regulations.

  • Utilize cutting-edge trading technology and analytical tools to make informed decisions.

  • Stay up-to-date with global market trends, economic indicators, and geopolitical events that may impact your trading domain.

  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with counterparties and stakeholders within your specialized market.


  • Proven track record of success as a trader in the commodities or derivatives market, specializing in specific physical commodities or cross-commodity derivatives.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in trading agricultural products, metals, energy, freight, or related cross-commodity derivatives.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and market trends.

  • Excellent risk management capabilities and a disciplined approach to trading.

  • Exceptional understanding of global market dynamics and factors influencing your chosen commodities or derivatives.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively within a team.

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or a related field is preferred but not mandatory.