Freight Trader


London or Leatherhead, SRY, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

What awaits you.


We are more than just one of the largest energy companies in the world. ExxonMobil is a place where we believe people should think independently, take initiative, grow to their full potential and help shape the future of energy. Diversity drives innovation and we are committed to providing inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. The safety and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do. We build skills and competencies through training and work experiences in a wide range of assignments. With a long history of industry leadership and cutting edge innovation, we are committed to providing affordable energy to support human progress while advancing effective solutions to address climate change.

We are continuing to solidify our global trading business and to further capitalize on commercial insights, we are building our trading, origination & analytical capabilities. We are looking for passionate individuals with an entrepreneurial mind-set to drive change in our business.

The current opportunity is for an experienced Freight Trader (Charterer) to join our Global Freight Trading Team, currently based in Leatherhead, Surrey (but with a view to relocate to a more central London location in early 2023).  

We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.

The closing date for this role is Sunday 4th September 2022.

What role would you play within our team.


As a Freight Trader within ExxonMobil you will be an integral part of the Commercial and Trading organization. If successful you will be responsible for developing freight strategies that maximize the value generated from within our own portfolio, as well as increasing the value of our assets and portfolio positions. You will act as a key interface in the Freight Market offering trading / hedging solutions in addition to interacting constantly with our operations and analytics teams in the evaluation of opportunities and portfolio risk. You will be expected to work closely with the Traders handling our Crude/Product/Chemicals & Specialties trading activities.


The key deliverables include:


  • Developing commercial strategies for in and out-chartering vessels as required 
  • Seeking out and developing value accretive opportunities within both the paper (FFA) and physical Freight Trading space
  • Optimizing the utilisation of our portfolio of Time Charter vessels to maximise earnings
  • Leveraging your knowledge, experience and contacts to support the development of our Freight Trading organisation 
  • Advising our Trading teams on how to utilise Freight Trading strategies to gain competitive advantage and create value
  • Providing insights to our Analytics team to continuously improve our forecasts and decision making
  • Ensuring all Freight Trading activities are in compliance with internal risk governance policies/procedures, and is accurately captured in reporting infrastructure

Who are we looking for.


To be eligible for this role, you must:


  • Be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in a numeric discipline e.g. Engineering, Science, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or Statistics (or relevant work experience underpinned by strong P&L performance)
  • Have previous Freight Trading experience, focused predominantly on: 
    • Evaluating, optimizing and trading physical and paper freight in global markets
  • Have a demonstrable track record in the freight market including new opportunity development
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to establish broker/asset contacts to generate new business opportunities
  • Have a track record of positive P&L generation
  • Possess a strong understanding of risk management principles and tools
  • Have strong commercial acumen, an entrepreneurial mind-set, analytical/IT skills, and take accountability for your results and contributions to the team   
  • Possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Have fluent English language skills (written and spoken), with additional language skills being desirable 


Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.

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