Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Senior Trader | Industrial Chemicals or Polymers

Global trading and distribution

Flexible USA / Europe, Americas

  • ChemExec℠ Ref No: CX000310 | Posted date: 11/09/2017

  • Seniority: Specialist
  • Salary: Significant six figure salary
  • Package details: Full package
  • Sector: Commodity Chemicals
  • Closing date: 06/01/2019
  • Client Ref: 1000905-C
Company Overview

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)

Job Description

Growth and succession has led to the need to hire a Senior Trader who will develop existing and new product areas in either polymers or 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 could be based in the US (ideally offices in the New York or Houston) or elsewere, ideally Europe where you would initially be home based but could transition to an office as business growth allows. Full support would be provided by the US headquarters. 

Job Requirements

  • Extensive experience of tradable industrial chemicals or polymers
  • You must have extensive experience in trading / distribution
  • You must bring current supply relationships or trading clients
  • 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
  • You must be prepared to travel extensively