Proprietary Commodity Traders

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

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Job ref: 1455
Published: 12 months ago

We are representing a leading global trading house with a strong presence in the commodities market. With a track record of success and a reputation for excellence, they are expanding their Dubai office to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the region and beyond. As a proprietary trading firm, they focus on leveraging their expertise and market knowledge to make informed and lucrative trades across various commodities.

Role Overview:

As a Proprietary Financial Commodity Trader, you will play a vital role in their trading team, responsible for executing and managing proprietary trades in the commodities market. Your expertise will be utilized to identify profitable opportunities, analyze market trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimize trading strategies. You will work closely with a diverse team of traders, analysts, and specialists to leverage the company's resources and insights, maximizing their potential in the global commodity marketplace.


  1. Trading Strategy: Develop, implement, and execute successful trading strategies in commodities markets to achieve profitable outcomes and manage risk effectively.
  2. Market Analysis: Conduct in-depth research and analysis of global commodity markets, identifying trends, pricing patterns, and potential market-moving events.
  3. Risk Management: Monitor and assess market risks, making proactive adjustments to trading positions as required to safeguard the company's interests.
  4. Collaboration: Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to share insights, gather intelligence, and contribute to overall trading decisions.
  5. Compliance: Adhere to all relevant trading regulations and company policies, ensuring a high standard of ethical and responsible trading practices.
  6. Performance Monitoring: Track and evaluate trading performance metrics, constantly seeking improvements and innovative strategies to enhance profitability.


  1. Experience: Proven experience as a proprietary trader, with a successful track record in commodities trading. Exposure to physical commodity trading will be an advantage.
  2. Market Knowledge: Deep understanding of global commodity markets, including but not limited to energy, metals, agriculture, and soft commodities.
  3. Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and quantitative skills, capable of interpreting complex data and making swift, well-informed decisions.
  4. Risk Management: Proficient in managing and mitigating trading risks, implementing appropriate risk management techniques.
  5. Tech Savvy: Familiarity with trading platforms, algorithmic trading tools, and advanced trading software will be advantageous.
  6. Adaptability: Demonstrated ability to adapt to dynamic market conditions and maintain composure under pressure.
  7. Team Player: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team-oriented environment.