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Senior LME Trader

Salary: Flexible depending upon experience and background.  There would be a base salary, together with an agreed P/L formulaic bonus structure.


Our client, predominantly a Physical Trading Company, who trade, distribute metals, metal products in various countries worldwide currently seek Senior LME Trader.
This person will be responsible for assisting the hedging requirements of the Company’s physical position together with some Jobbing / Financial Proprietary Trading, reporting directly to the Managing Director.

The Directors and Senior Staff members have long and 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 currently have several long-term contracts with major Middle Eastern smelters / plants. Primary metal intakes are also from Russia and South America. Sales are made on a worldwide basis with emphasis on USA, Japan, Middle East, India, Southeast Asian, Pakistan and Europe. Customers include major consumers in the automotive and construction industries, secondary smelters, and traders. Specialising in the sale of Non-Ferrous commodity metals worldwide and currently trades in Aluminum, Tin, Copper, Lead and Zinc.

The business is continuing to expand gradually, and hence the requirement for an experienced LME – Trader to join the current Senior LME Trader covering both FOREX and LME – Aluminum, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Tin and Nickel. This person will also be able to run their own book (Applicable VaR limits to be discussed and agreed).



The candidate will be very commercially minded, and able to demonstrate a track record of successfully trading on the LME The candidate must have extensive knowledge and experience LME Trading, with minimum 5 years’ experience in hedging or execution in commodities Experience gained within an Investment Bank, Commodity Trading House, or Brokerage with a good provenance and reputation – with the ability to trade within pre-defined limits on behalf of the Company.

  • Ability to trade under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of physical trading, logistics and contract administration would be beneficial. Paper experience across all LME products is essential.
  • Execution of derivatives to hedge physical exposure to LME products, to ensure all physical volumes are fully and effectively hedged Risk assessment and reporting to management on this subject.
  • Staying up to date regarding new regulations or trends that can affect the business Continuously monitoring the market to identify the risk to trade and hedge physical positions Understanding of hedging strategies.



Good Verbal and written Communication skills, able to engage with all stakeholders Numerical, financial researching and analytical skills IT skills including Word, Excel, Outlook Commercial and entrepreneurial attitude Cultural empathy and diplomacy. To be considered for this role, applicants must be either citizens of the United Kingdom, EU-nationals or have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

Candidate must be willing to travel when required.


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