Trade Finance Officer – Trafigura – Genf, GE

Trafigura is seeking an experienced Trade Finance Officer to join our team in Geneva. Candidate needs to feel comfortable in a fast-paced environment, utilising experience and skills to handle large trading volumes and high-pressure deadlines. The TF Officer will be in contact with various internal and external stakeholders, namely our banking partners and commercial traders, and will be responsible for establishing good working relationships with them to obtain optimal, cost effective, and innovative financing solutions for Trafigura on an ongoing basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Finding and structuring the most appropriate and cost effective banking solutions for physical trading activities
  • Handling new trades and flows in close coordination with commercial and operations departments
  • Obtaining bank lines and/or establishes new banking relationships (entities, products)
  • Participate in the training of junior team members
  • Assessing physical transactions for risk and compatibility for relevant financing facility
  • Reporting on credit/performance exposure and risk related to finance
  • Handling all aspects of LCs and collections
  • Reviewing and approving spot and term contracts and tenders for finance associated risks

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Clear/adaptable communication
  • The Officer needs to be proactive, establish a trusted relation with banks, match each deal with the best bank’s profile, negotiate rates, have cost awareness
  • Capable of handling complicated transactions e.g. complex or new and gets bank comfortable outside of standard bank procedures :
    • e.g. Oil/Energy business, how to finance it, explain how to engage with flow to banks, interaction with operations, establish banking facilities
  • Problem solving and innovator: the Officer challenges the trader’s financing structure proposals by suggesting improvements
  • Experience and level of confidence: reactive and stays calm under pressure
  • Establishing a good communication network to keep informed about various stages of trade flow during the life cycle of a trade
  • Languages: English a must, French or any other language a plus

Competencies

  • Collaborates
  • Communicates effectively
  • Plans and aligns
  • Optimises work processes

Key Relationships

  • Operations
  • Traders
  • Banks
  • Other finance departments

Reporting Structure

  • Reporting directly to Head of Trade Finance Energy EMEA

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