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Non-Ferrous Metal Trader

Product: MetalsNon-Ferrous Metal
Location: London
Salary: Competitive



Our client, an established, successful and growing physical metals trader is seeking an experienced commercially minded non-ferrous trader whom can add to the metals portfolio.

This role is for a Physical Trading Company, who trade, distribute metals, metal products in various countries worldwide.

The Company has solid experience in all facets of the metal trade and are well connected to a worldwide network of partners / agents, all of them experts in their local markets and fields with strong connections and ties.

The Company has long term contracts with major Middle Eastern smelters / plants. Primary metal intakes are also from Russia and South America. Secondary / scraps is sourced from Russia / CIS / Germany / UK / South Africa.

Sales are made on a worldwide basis with emphasis on USA, Japan, Middle East, India, South East Asian, Pakistan and Europe.

Customers include major consumers in the automotive and construction industries, secondary smelters and traders.  The Company specialises in the sale of Non-Ferrous commodity metals worldwide and currently trades in Aluminium, Tin, Copper, Lead and Zinc.

The business is looking to expand, and hence require an additional Metal Trader to join the London based team, who will be specialised in Non – Ferrous Metals Primary or Secondary – Aluminium, Copper, Lead, Zinc and/ or Nickel.

The right candidate will bring along his/her own contacts to the business and will have a portfolio of contacts and a business strategy plan.

Shipping and Accounting functions will be provided for the Trader.

Additional support will also be provided where necessary.


Person Specification: –



  • The candidate will be very commercially minded, and able to demonstrate a track record of successfully trading metals and able to present a business plan to continue with their commercial success in this dynamic trading environment.
  • The candidate must have extensive knowledge and experience of the metals/materials they trade, and will have had past experience in a Metals Trading Company with a good provenance and reputation.
  • Minimum 5 year’s relevant multinational experience required, with the ability to trade within pre-defined limits on behalf of the Company.
  • The ability to develop the sale of material to consumers, producers and customers. Ability to trade under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of logistics and contract administration. Full support in terms of operations, traffic, risk management and finance are in place.
  • In the absence of the LME Trading staff, this person will be required to cover trades via LME. Required to communicate with internal LME traders to ensure all physical volumes are fully and effectively hedged.



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Numerical, financial researching and analytical skills
  • IT skills including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Commercial and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to identify potential profitable new business through contact with current and new customers, producers and consumers
  • Keen influencing skills and strong negotiation skills
  • Cultural empathy and diplomacy



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