Head of Trading Desk (Chemicals) - Dubai-based Head of Trading Desk (Chemicals) - Dubai-based …

Selby Jennings
à Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis
CDI, Plein-temps
Dernière candidature, 25 oct. 21
Selby Jennings
à Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis
CDI, Plein-temps
Dernière candidature, 25 oct. 21
My client is one of the largest Chemicals Distributor in the world and they are growing very steadily over the past 20+ years. They are currently looking to expand their footprint in Middle East and Africa and need a senior candidate who is experienced with other product lines such as Lubricants, aromatics, methanol, glycols, oilfield chemicals, personal care, agrochemicals etc. to complement their existing business.

Role Purpose:

To build a specialized trading desk within the existing business. The role is aimed at self-driven individuals who already have P&L responsibility for their own desk in their organizations. Middle East and Africa offers an opportunity for the right profile to pick a market and products relevant to the market and grow.


  • Physical trading (aromatics, methanol, healthcare chemicals, gen trading chemicals, glycols, lubricants, oilfield chemicals and personal care)
  • Developing and building new businesses across all territories
  • Maintain a good P&L track record
  • Prepare own analysis and charts and perform own market call to generate cash
  • Must know how to hedge and use derivatives
  • Daily monitoring of open trading positions to ensure risk management and credit limit exposures are in line with company's risk policies and procedures
  • Add success and profitability


  • At least 10 years of industry experience in trading of above materials
  • Good network in the chemical segment and chemical customer portfolio
  • Possess own materials book and ready to generate profits
  • Positive working attitude with initiative to identify potential opportunities and develop new business.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong network with producers, suppliers and buyers
  • Strong understanding of the global chemical and specialty materials space
  • Extensive knowledge in logistics, distribution, handling and storage involved in trading
  • Strong Numerical & Analytical Skills
  • Willing to be based in Dubai

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