Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Chief Financial Officer

Commodity Trader

New York City, Americas

  • ChemExec℠ Ref No: CX000324 | Posted date: 16/01/2018

  • Seniority: Board / Executive
  • Salary: Significant six figure salary
  • Package details: Bonus and Benefits
  • Sector: Commodity Chemicals
  • Closing date: 01/12/2018
  • Client Ref: 1000915-1
Company Overview

Our client is a well-established commodity trading company with operations in the Americas and overseas. Traded commodities include chemicals, polymers and other products.

Job Description

The CFO is part of the senior management team and involved in all the high level functions of the company. This will include setting up financial infrastructure, controllership and other non-financial responsibilities. The CFO must be internationally minded, entrepreneurial in outlook, think quickly on their feet and be able to adjust and change operations as and when required. The role is based in NYC and will report direct to the CEO.

Job Requirements

  • You must have significant experience working in a controllership, trade finance or other finance-led role.
  • You must have experience working in a trading environment, ideally involving chemicals, polymers, oil, steel or soft commodities
  • You must have an entrepreneurial outlook and be happy working in a smaller, fast-paced environment.
  • You must be comfortable exerting discipline and managerial control over people and the operation
  • You must be able to cope with pressure under fast changing conditions