Head of Trading Desk (Chemicals) - Dubai-based Head of Trading Desk (Chemicals) - Dubai-based …

Selby Jennings
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Jan 22
Selby Jennings
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Jan 22
My client is one of the largest Chemicals Distributor in the world and they are growing very steadily over the past 20+ years. They are currently looking to expand their footprint in Middle East and Africa and need a senior candidate who is experienced with other product lines such as Lubricants, aromatics, methanol, glycols, oilfield chemicals, personal care, agrochemicals etc. to complement their existing business.

Role Purpose:

To build a specialized trading desk within the existing business. The role is aimed at self-driven individuals who already have P&L responsibility for their own desk in their organizations. Middle East and Africa offers an opportunity for the right profile to pick a market and products relevant to the market and grow.


  • Physical trading (aromatics, methanol, healthcare chemicals, gen trading chemicals, glycols, lubricants, oilfield chemicals and personal care)
  • Developing and building new businesses across all territories
  • Maintain a good P&L track record
  • Prepare own analysis and charts and perform own market call to generate cash
  • Must know how to hedge and use derivatives
  • Daily monitoring of open trading positions to ensure risk management and credit limit exposures are in line with company's risk policies and procedures
  • Add success and profitability


  • At least 10 years of industry experience in trading of above materials
  • Good network in the chemical segment and chemical customer portfolio
  • Possess own materials book and ready to generate profits
  • Positive working attitude with initiative to identify potential opportunities and develop new business.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong network with producers, suppliers and buyers
  • Strong understanding of the global chemical and specialty materials space
  • Extensive knowledge in logistics, distribution, handling and storage involved in trading
  • Strong Numerical & Analytical Skills
  • Willing to be based in Dubai

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