Inland Supply Trader

Inland Supply Trader

Varo Energy

Hamburg, Germany

You will be part of a dynamic and international Supply & Trading team where you will report into the Commercial Director for Germany and into the relevant VARO Product Book Leader. This position provides you the opportunity to optimize our entire fuels value chain in Germany and beyond.

THE POSITION

As our Inland Supply Trader you are at the helm of our Fuels Value Chain optimisation. You define our overall sourcing- and sales strategy, and manage the exposure on the main fuels such as diesel, heating oil, gasoline and kerosene. You are our eyes and ears in the market, as you build and maintain close contact with other market participants. Your commercial input flows into the Supply Planning Team, that in return will provide a continuous update on our supply & demand balance.

The position we offer has a specific focus on Germany, one of the biggest and most dynamic inland markets in Europe, and onAustria. VARO group has commercial activities in many other neighbouring countries, offering plenty of opportunity for further cross border optimisation.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

You are VARO Germany’s main point of contact in the trading market with regards to sourcing and bulk sales. You set our overall sales strategy to keep it aligned with our sourcing portfolio, our hedging strategy and with VARO’s wider strategic interests.You set stock targets in Germany and take hedging decisions accordingly.

Your key tasks include the following:

  • Negotiate and close contracts with external parties;
  • Design and execute the commercial aspects of VARO’s supply and sales strategy in Germany. This entails product sourcing from the market via inland purchases, import or own refinery production;
  • Execute bulk sales to customers (i.e. barge or block train);
  • Manage the exposure on the main grades in Germany in close coordination with the relevant product book leader;
  • Steer the company’s commercial inventory levels in Germany;
  • Optimize the result of the entire value chain by providing the commercial steer to our Supply Planning Team and other commercial functions such as Wholesale;
  • Perform on-going analyses of price and market developments;
  • Feed back relevant market information into the VARO organisation.

YOUR PROFILE

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent with minimum 4 years relevant working experience in the oil industry;
  • Understand the principles of trading and hedging;
  • Sound knowledge on mineral oil based derivatives;
  • Preferably accustomed with relevant logistic and supply operations in Germany;
  • Acquaintance with fuels value chain optimisation is a pro.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Result oriented and commercial thinking;
  • Incisive and accurate judgment;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Outstanding communication and relationship management skills;
  • Team player, with an open non-political style and a high level of personal integrity;
  • Energetic, resilient and resourceful, with an ability to work accurately under pressure;
  • Capable of prioritising tasks and meeting critical deadlines;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft products, especially Excel;
  • Fluent in English verbally and in writing, German is mandatory.

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