Oil and gas commodity trading jobs
It underpins production and consumption in advanced economies. It can bring nations closer together. Trafigura is advancing trade. We're one of the the world's largest independent commodity trading houses in the world trading millions of tonnes of energy products, metals and minerals every year.
Day-in, day-out, we focus on phyiscal trade and what we can do to make it work better. Our focus is on physical trade. We aim to optimise supply chains so that we can transfer commodities from producers to end-users reliably, efficiently and responsibly.
It is a complex process and we depend on highly skilled teams. We trust them to make the right decisions and we back them with global resources. Bench analysts are primarily concerned with providing short-term analysis to the trading benches. Sitting alongside traders on the relevant bench, they respond to requests for market analysis, key to which are the regular and standardized market reports they create to summarize recent changes in market conditions and provide insight on future expectations.
Bench analysts also undertake ad hoc projects to investigate and answer specific problem statements on their commodity. We value people with strong analytical skills to organize large amounts of information systematically, a good understanding of analytical tools and the communication skills to interact with traders, structures, originators, trading desk analysts and risk teams. An understanding of risk management and knowledge of the refining sector are important for some of the roles.
Talented people, world-class systems and timely information flows — trading operations brings them all into perspective. Supply and trading is BP's face to the traded markets in oil, gas, power, chemicals and finance.
Within supply and trading, trading operations is a vital part of crude and products supply and trading. It ensures that the front to back process runs smoothly and that valuable data and information is collected, forwarded and entered into the relevant back office systems in a timely manner, thereby enabling supporting functions to execute their responsibilities. Our expertise and reputation is built around our people, systems and information flows. We operate across all our businesses, touching almost all our overall turnover and providing the commercial face of BP to the traded commodity and financial markets.
In Oil Europe, operators cover physical, paper and refinery operations across a large geographical region and deal with a wide variety of cultures and disciplines.
Operators manage the logistics of a deal to our best commercial advantage, while ensuring that all contractual and group assurance obligations are met. They do this by working closely with trading and chartering teams during the commercial decision-making process, where operators add a broad discipline background to prevent unplanned events impacting any expected profit or loss. Operators build up strong relationships with internal and external counterparts, and use these contacts to extract as much commercial benefit as possible from a trade.
So you could be interacting with service providers and customers, or making gas nominations to long-haul pipelines. You could be communicating market intelligence to trading teams, or ensuring the maintenance of our terminals.
Trading operations carries a broad remit which is reflected in the wide range of people we recruit.