Our client is a niche but very well established trading and distribution company with offices in several regions of the world. Principal product areas are polymers (polyolefins, commodity polymers, engineering polymers and masterbatch) and chemicals (packaged industrial chemicals)
Growth and succession has led to the need to hire a Senior Trader who will develop existing and new product areas in general industrial chemicals. These could be general industrial or petrochemicals products such as alkanes, alkenes, styrene, glycols and some inorganic products (acids/alkalis) but not ones too volatile or large in volume; e.g. benzene or naphtha.
This role will ideally be based in the New York headquarters or elsewhere in the US close to hubs of trading activity (Houston for example). The person could also be Europe-based, most likely in Switzerland, Netherlands, France or UK with frequent travel to the US offices for management purposes.
You must have extensive experience of tradable industrial chemicals
You should have extensive contacts in these markets worldwide
You must have extensive experience in trading / distribution
You must have clear ability at new business development
You must have clear management and organisational skills
You should have an entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on style