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Shift Trader

The chosen candidate will be given the opportunity to become part of the shift team who trade in electricity and gas on a proprietary basis to keep up with market demand.

Company profile

My client is a global commodities trader and an investor in strategic commodity assets. As a trader, my client uses its capital on a proprietary basis to buy and sell physical commodities, and it leverages its know-how in asset optimisation and logistics, and its access to the physical markets, to trade financial commodities. As an investor, my client uses its industry expertise and private equity backed capital base to invest in and develop strategic commodity assets.

My client also offer Portfolio Management services for a variety of organisations in this market, some of these include renewable power producers, conventional power producers, suppliers of electricity and gas, gas storage operators, transmission system operators and others.

Job description

  • Opportunity to be trained to become an expert within a commodity trading environment
  • Develop the platform by adding new products, markets, trading strategies, models, counterparts and clients
  • Opportunity to learn the fundamental aspects of supply and demand, applying this knowledge in short term trading strategies
  • Become part of a shift team working regularly on night and weekend shifts whilst developing your own area of expertise
  • Responsible for optimising portfolios, executing trades, including ownership of monitoring profit and loss
  • Working in a fast paced team environment whilst managing market and operational risks



  • Thrives in a fast paced/challenging environment
  • Another language in addition to English
  • A passion and strong interest in weather and meteorology

Skills and approach

  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Analytical
  • Highly numerate
  • Can understand complex issues
  • Adapts easily
  • Attention to detail


  • A University degree in Natural Sciences/Engineering or Business

What's next?

Are you interested in the above profile? PL-A is looking forward to receiving your application! By clicking the ‘apply button’ you will be directed to an application screen where you can apply for the position Shift Trader with your resume/cv.

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Would you like to know more?

Point of contact: Luca Balossino
Email address: lb@pl-a.nl

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