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Koch Supply & Trading is looking for Freight Traders to help with the growing demand of our trading team in Houston, TX. We are seeking a team member with strong critical thinking skills and a risk taking mentality. Equally important is having strong verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to work with a wide variety of people.

If you are interested in being a part of a dynamic trading environment that offers fresh challenges in a fast-paced environment, consider applying for our open role!

This role is in our trading organization, which handles physical commodity movements and paper commodity trading across the globe. Specifically, this role is a member of the freight trading team. The primary focus of our freight team is the entrepreneurial trading of tankers, dry bulk vessels, and paper freight. This team also provides chartering support for our crude and oil product trading teams.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Develop and execute profitable freight trading strategies that achieve an acceptable return
  • Focus on the Clean Petroleum Product and/or Crude tankers
  • Originate new Time Charters, COA’s or other term deal structures
  • Relet time-chartered vessels to optimize vessel earnings
  • Support the chartering needs of the Houston based oil trading teams
  • Collaborate with other members of the freight team – we trade a global book
  • Participate in effective challenge around point-of-view/position/game plan/strategy
  • Engage with team analysts and our paper freight trader to ensure knowledge transfer and consistency of positions
  • Provide back-up chartering support for other team members
  • Maintain and develop new customer/vendor relationships with owners, brokers and charterers
  • Negotiate the contractual terms of charter parties
  • Communicate freight information within the organization
  • Maintain 100% compliance

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree OR 5 years of related trading experience
  • 3+ years of commercial and/or maritime experience (trading, chartering, or ship brokering)
  • Experience negotiating charter party terms or trading physical cargoes
  • Strong understanding of petroleum transportation
  • Flexibility to be on call and make decisions 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Trading and/or chartering experience
  • Commercial experience in CPP or Crude tanker markets

Koch Supply & Trading companies offer global coverage and world-class market knowledge in diverse commodities - both in their physical and paper form. These companies are backed by worldwide resources and Koch Resources, LLC's strong credit rating.

Koch Supply & Trading companies have a unique, analysis and relationship-based foundation that has become their trademark in the global marketplace. From worldwide locations, the companies' traders, accounting professionals, market analysts, credit risk specialists, logistics specialists and information technology professionals connect with international markets.

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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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