Main Purpose:

Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Trafigura sources, stores, transports and delivers a range of raw materials (including oil and refined products and metals and minerals) to clients around the world. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets, including 49.6 percent owned global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura's Mining Group; 50 percent owned DT Group which specialises in logistics and trading; and Galena Asset Management.
A career at Trafigura offers a gateway to working on some of the most exciting challenges of a constantly evolving world – from helping to optimise supply chains to developing infrastructure and new markets. In a culture that is founded on openness and energy, our people work as part of a multinational, globally connected team and thrive in a fast-paced environment where they can nurture and commercialise bold ideas. Everyone has a voice and is empowered to collaborate across geographies and fields to help craft our business and the wider world. We know the importance and value of diversity in our company, and we invest in attracting, developing and retaining talent from all backgrounds.
Main Purpose
Risk analysis of trading profit and loss/ exposure that is used as a key management control for all international/domestic oil trading strategies. Production/management of all daily reports to support this function including delta changes, deal economics, price exposure, hedge requirements and ad hoc management reporting.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:

Knowledge and Skills:

Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong numerical skills
Intermediate or Advanced excel knowledge
Ability to work under pressure
Report writing skills
Ability to use multiple systems at once
Strong work ethic and organizational skills
Knowledge of physical, derivatives, and underlying transactional instruments. (preferred but not a must)
Experience in position, exposure and commercial PnL reporting is a plus

Key Responsibilities:

Various platforms provide the core structure of our data capture for reporting purposes. Management of the data integrity in our system is essential as it provides all the base information in our PnL and exposure analysis. A strong understanding of physical deal economics and the key components are essential (Freight, Demurrage, Finance, hedging, pricing) as one core responsibility is to correctly set up inception profit and loss (PnL ). Once inception PnL has been established and agreed with the commercial team. From this point onwards the daily changes in PnL and exposure due to underlying market conditions, economics, basis risk and mark to market values are then assessed and a daily commentary of variances produced. Other key duties include ensuring all basis risk and volumetric positions are correct and appropriate hedge and pricing actions are taken to mitigate the company’s risk, and then ensuring all executions are correctly allocated within trading system.

Reconciliation of all estimates used in PnL to the final invoice value ensures our trading PnL is deemed to be finalized and correctly in line with our statutory requirements. This information is then used to drive the trade ledgers in the statutory accounts. The role also carries a large emphasis on the continual review and upgrade to processes and system to increase the accuracy and timeliness of our reporting.

Although a wide variety of skills are required to be able to complete the full role to the highest level, various elements of the core activities can be molded into a role that will ensure that a candidate will be exposed to every facet of oil trading and gain the required knowledge to successfully advance to higher levels of responsibility. The role actively encourages candidates to gain experience of the various business functions and departments and based on this knowledge intuitively assess circumstantial changes and the effect this will have to the trading PnL and therefore develop a deep knowledge of the industry.

Key Relationships and Department Overview:

The key relationships of the role will be with the local and regional Trading, Operations, Finance, Accounting, Contracts, FX and Invoicing teams as well as Deals Desk Global Teams and Management.
Trafigura’s Deals Desk department is responsible of the Group’s Trading PnL Reporting and Hedging requirements of both physical and paper positions. It also acts an independent control department analyzing any risk that can arise from a new or current business activity, calculating, analyzing and reporting positions and exposures. It operates in partnership with front, mid and back-office functions to ensure that our reports and actions are accurate and representative of the dynamic business we are in. Trafigura’s Head of Deals Desk reports directly to the Group’s Chief Operating Officer.
We maintain a responsible and active culture where all staff recognize personal and collective responsibility to the business success with minimum risks.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or handicap, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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