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Job Ref:
BEE Position:
Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Job type:
Full time

Commodity Trading Operator

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About this job

Our client who is focusing on emerging markets in Africa is seeking an experienced, dual purpose (trucking/vessel) trading operator, with extensive, well established networks for commodity trade throughout Southern Africa. This will include a database of known port, border, shipping, tracking and transport agents. You will have a track record for successful operating, preferably with one of the oil majors. You will naturally be a problem solver who follows multiple approaches and can improvise. Strong people skills are a necessity as you will be working with operators and agents in various counties and industries. As such, you are an excellent written and verbal communicator, with well-developed reporting skills. In addition, advanced knowledge of Excel and  Outlook are non-negotiable.


Skills Required

The operator will work closely with the company trader and responsibilities will include:

  • Comparing information on the deal sheet with the information received for the trader
  • Inform the trader and finance of accord or discrepancies
  • Obtain quotes for transport
  • Agree payment rates for transport
  • Manage all  border and port related administration as well as trouble shooting all incidents
  • Own the process for client notification and communication
  • Check invoices
  • Quality control on product sold
  • Advise trader and finance department on stock levels
  • Create and manage stock sheets
  • Communicate ETA’s for the product, weather conditions, port or stop line-up
  • Communicate with agents / inspectors regarding storage
  • Keep a detailed list regarding duties / discharge fees
  • Control stock dispatch on bulk trades

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