Senior Trader – Plastic Commodities / Petrochemical

Job Overview: Our client, an established and forward-thinking independent energy trading company, is seeking an experienced Senior Trader with strong experience to join their team to support continued growth of the business.


* Our client is an international trader of a broad range of technical commodities with a global presence in plastics, petrochemical and solvents.

* This role is particularly concentrating on the plastics commodities sector and supplying into UK markets only, therefore successful applicants MUST HAVE proven experience in Plastics or Polymers and a good commercial / sales acumen.

* Applicants must reside in the UK and whilst the post is home based, you must be prepared to travel to the London HQ bi-monthly.

* The opportunities for generating further revenue have no ceiling figure for this post and the salary package offered will reflect on the successful applicant’s knowledge of selling plastic commodities to a UK audience.


As Senior Trader your role will be to execute Plastics Commodity / Petrochemical products trade on behalf of the company, identifying new business opportunities and contribute to building a solid client base in the UK market on existing accounts and new accounts


* As Senior Trader you will be responsible for trading across the UK and markets to execute trades and secure deals with new clients generating revenues

* Identifying and reporting on new business opportunities in targeted markets

* In the role of Senior Trader, you will be accountable for developing specific UK-based physical trading strategies

* Building and maintaining relationships with key contacts in the market

* Developing market presence and maximise company revenues

* Maintaining and developing clients’ database

* Working closely with external counter-parties and colleagues to handle export/import data

* You will be responsible for monitoring UK and international market performance in the Petrochemicals sectors, including analysing and providing in-depth market insights when required

* Identifying, evaluating, and managing strategic risks and opportunities in the targeted markets

Experience Requirements.

* Good Qualifications level in Chemistry, Polymer, Plastics or similar area

* preferred

* Excellent knowledge and understanding of either Plastics Commodities

* Petrochemical industry and products

* Strong numerical and economic background

* At least 5 years of trading experience in Polymers or Plastics

* Commodities

* Proven track record of developing a product-based business with

* profitable revenues

* Good analytical and interpersonal skills who works well as part of a

* team

* Mastery negotiation and communication skills, including excellent

* verbal and written skills

* Strong financial acumen, including planning and forecasting

* Solid self-management and organisational skills

* Enthusiastic and motivated attitude to day-to-day tasks

Key Words: “Senior Trader” “Commercial Director”, “Commercial Manager” “Sales Manager”, “Sales Director”, “Business Development Director”, “Business Development Manager”, “Plastics Commodities”,Petrochemicals


Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles

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