Metals Trade Operator

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

Our client is an international, corporate organisation, actively involved in International Trade & Development, based in Central London.

The role of the trade operator, within the Metals trading division, is to administer contracts, logistics, and payments related to non-ferrous and ferrous raw materials department. The role covers a wide range of operational functions to supply goods in Europe and system data entry in a timely/professional manner.


  • Manage execution/ administration of Sales and Purchase Contracts.
  • Arrange the transportation of goods via Road, Rail Barging and Sea Freight.
  • Negotiate with logistical service providers to secure transportation at competitive price.
  • Arrange customs clearance of goods.
  • Handle Bills of Lading and other commercially necessary documentation.
  • Invoice relevant counterparties and control all payments by paying high attention to credit line.
  • Liaise with relevant counterparties direct or via branch offices/agents) by phone/e mail/letter.
  • Comply with filing policy.
  • Administer currency receivables against FX contracts internally.
  • Reconcile accounting data.
  • Process payments to logistical providers.
  • Comply with internal rules and operating policies.
  • Investigate settlement queries with Accounts Department and customers.
  • Arrange warehouse stock inspections and circulate internally against the internal controls.
  • Assist with system development.
  • Support Ad hoc tasks when required.


  • Previous related work experience in a physical trading environment; ideally metals.
  • Minimum GCSE level Mathematics & English language (overseas equivalents apply)
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills in English language
  • Basic MS Office skills (Desirable advance level in Excel).
  • Works well under pressure whilst remaining calm and methodical.
  • Prioritise own work under the general guidance of the line/department manager.
  • Works on own initiative with little supervision
  • Very high standard of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible attitude and willingness to adapt to new requirements.
  • Previous experience of working with SAP (preferred but not essential)
  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment (preferred but not essential)


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