Sales Trader - Spanish Market

Department: Spanish Desk
Job location: Amsterdam

We're looking for a pro-active, energetic, commercially minded and ambitious deal-closer who loves to work - and play - hard to join our Environmental Commodities team at STX Group's headquarters in Amsterdam. The ideal candidate is someone who is not only fluent in Spanish and English (preferably also Portuguese), but who is also very excited about the idea of building his/her own client portfolio in the renewables market.

STX Group

A lot has changed since 2005, when STX Group was founded as a small-scale intermediary company in the heart of Amsterdam. Starting out modestly, but ambitiously as one of the first European players in the Carbon Emission (EUA) market, the firm has grown over the years into a reputable international intermediary and trading company that employs over 100 staff members and covers a wide range of products on the global market. Working from offices in Amsterdam, New York and Gothenburg, our various teams draw on their entrepreneurial mindset to serve our clients optimally in their own languages. Our goal? To consolidate growth in dynamic existing markets while further exploring new products and emerging markets. Ultimately, our mission is to become a leading trader and market access provider in illiquid environmental commodities and debt capital markets.

Growth through new products and markets

These days, STX Group serves as a intermediary, principle and proprietary trader in the international renewables market and financial markets. On the environmental commodities side, we intermediate and trade a wide variety of different renewable energy certificates and physical renewables, such as biofuels and biodiesel. Over the years, we have expanded to trade in a diverse range of new products and have moved into numerous new markets. Such developments account for the rapid growth the company has enjoyed since its inception.

Entrepreneurialism and diversity as key success factors

The only thing that hasn’t changed since 2005 is the location of our headquarters: we’re still based alongside Amsterdam’s canals in the vibrant heart of the city. To date, we remain one of the few intermediaries in the Dutch capital and one of the only trading firms to have such an international employee base serving the global market. A key driver behind the company’s growth and success is the great diversity within our teams: not only does our in-house staff base comprise an impressive 20 different nationalities, but the (academic) backgrounds of our team members vary widely too. This diversity guarantees that, as a group, we can tap into the creativity and versatility required to continuously develop only the best and most innovative ideas and solutions to problems we encounter. Great performance is rewarded with great growth within the company. We don’t believe in silos; we operate as teams. Cross-country, cross-disciplinary and cross-position collaboration is key. We don’t place much emphasis on hierarchical structures. What we do value? Entrepreneurial spirits who have great ideas and are keen to join the STX family to work on building the future together.

STX Commodities

STX Commodities was launched shortly after the introduction of the Kyoto Protocol in 2005. While the team started with a sole focus on carbon-related products, over the years, we have significantly grown our trading solutions to include a vast number and variety of environmental commodities (both physical renewables and certificates for renewables). Examples of physical renewables are bio-fuels such as bio-diesel and examples of renewable energy certificates are for instance Carbon Emissions and a variety of green-electricity certificates.

Moreover, this division of the company also evolved from a intermediary to a sales-trading firm, which has positioned us better in the market. Today, STX Commodities is a leading global intermediary and sales-trading organization focused on providing market access and creating liquidity in the very dynamic, yet relatively illiquid, international renewable energy market. Country teams are stationed in Amsterdam, New York and Gothenburg.

Job description

The Sales Trader will focus on origination and growth of client portfolio for the Spanish market (and also looking into Portuguese market). Together with colleagues the goal is to structure and execute trades on behalf of clients. Research and analysis of regulation and preparation of business cases are examples of the responsibilities a Sales Trader will be facing. And last but not least, closing deals!
 
You will be responsible for

  • Building your own client portfolio
  • Becoming the main information source for your customer portfolio
  • Matching buyers with sellers and propose (new) deal structures
  • Closing deals!

Job requirements

  • 1 - 3 years of commercial experience, preferably in (bonus driven) sales e.g. brokering, recruitment consultancy, sales representative, where you do cold calling and acquire clients
  • Native Spanish speaker (preferably from Spain), fluent English, preferably also Portuguese
  • Affinity with finance/commodities/brokering
  • Strong commercial drive, a sharp mindset and a proactive attitude
  • Eager to learn and work hard
  • Living in or open to relocate to Amsterdam

Compensation & benefits

  • Fringe benefits, e.g. pension scheme contributions, monthly massages, company boat and weekly bootcamps
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Professional and international working environment
  • Working in a fast-paced company
  • Strong focus on personal and professional development
  • Opportunities to travel

Get in touch

Are you ready for a new challenge and do you want to play a part in building our company's future? Please submit your application for this job by clicking on the "apply" button. For further questions, please contact the Recruitment department on 0031-205357797 or at recruitment@stxgroup.com.

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