Precious Metals Trade Operator

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

Our client is a global Metals trading company; part of an international group based in Central London.

The focus of the role is to provide daily support for the Tokyo and NY offices with regards to metal transfers, currency settlements, data reconciliation, etc. The secondary part of the role will be to provide support for the physical precious metals business, as well as working on new business development projects.


  • Arrange metal and currency settlements in accordance with company procedures within tight deadlines
  • Administration and settlements of long-term contracts & processing financing.
  • Following up on overdue payments and settle overdue payment if necessary.
  • Investigate settlement queries with the Accounts Department and customers
  • Data entry/ data check.
  • Daily multi-currency Settlements.
  • Report and account reconciliation (daily & monthly) investigate problems where necessary.
  • Prepare and send invoices.
  • Maintain the digital filing and archiving systems.
  • Maintain the customer database.
  • Liaise with customers/suppliers (direct or through branch offices/agents) by telephone/e-mail/letter etc.
  • Maintain, monitor, and extract information as required from the trading and accounting systems.
  • Trade Input into IT2 and data import.
  • Trade input checking as part of EOD closing process.
  • FX reconciliations against metal trades.
  • Be aware of leases maturing and assist the marketers with documentation and administration.
  • Assist with physical shipments/logistics.
  • Assist internal and external audit requests.
  • Carry out ad hoc departmental tasks as instructed by line manager as/ when required.
  • Collaborate with the external system vendor and internal IT Department for trouble shooting.
  • Fully understand all accounting requirements relevant to the transactions.
  • Troubleshoot internal and external issues and resolve such problems or claims with counter parties smoothly.
  • Ensure efficient document workflow under company’s internal control procedures.
  • Have the ability to create a new workflow process from start to finish in line with company policy and internal control regulations
  • Provide support with new projects.


  • Degree level education & GCSE level Mathematics & English language (overseas equivalents apply)
  • Good knowledge of Precious Metals market, settlements, deliveries would be advantageous.
  • Basic understanding of the mechanics of Front Office trading
  • Strong PC skills for utilising current systems and adapting to new electronic ways of working
  • Professional influencing and negotiation skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a wider teamer team
  • Strong prioritisation skills and ability to self–organise tasks allocated organise tasks allocated
  • Organised and able to manage multiple tasks without direct supervision
  • Fluent in written and spoken English language skills at business level
  • Ability to work to a very high standard of accuracy and attention to detail
  • High level of numeracy
  • Microsoft office skills to intermediate level (specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Experience in physical Precious Metals logistics advantageous.
  • IT knowledge of SAP


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