Commodities

Commodities

Commodities, whether they are in the form of food, metals or energy, are an important part of everyday life. The UK is currently ranked the tenth largest exporter and the fourth-largest importer in the world and the value of its imports have increased in the last five years at an annualised rate of 0.65%. Brexit-related uncertainty is predicted to weigh heavy on the UK economy over the next few years. However, unemployment rates and GDP growth are expected to remain at current levels throughout the transition period, according to a number of economic forecasts.

Overall, commodities were on a mostly sound footing in the first half of 2019. The S&P GSCI returned more than 13% as of June 30, one of the best first six months in recent memory. The S&P GSCI is a composite index of commodities that measures the performance of the commodity market. The index made up of 24 exchange-traded futures contracts covering physical commodities spans five sectors. The sectors in 2019 are energy, industrial metals, precious metals, agriculture, and livestock. Energy was the largest sector at 62.63% of the index. Demand for commodity trading specialists is increasing, with employment for all commodities, securities, and financial services traders and sales agents expected to grow by ten percent between 2014 and 2024.

There are many global trade associations and professional bodies open to individuals and firms that work in commodities. The FIA is the leading global trade organisation for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in London, Brussels, Singapore and Washington, D.C. The ICDA is a non-profit association serving member banks, exchanges, CCPs, traders and FCMs, as well as individuals employed within the global commodities and derivatives industry.

Our UK-based consultants are specialists in their markets, recruiting top talent for organisations across the commodities jobs market throughout the UK and Europe.

Commodities Jobs

Head of Middle Office (Oil)
Negotiable, England

Key Responsibilities: You will be the First LOD for the entire business functions, responsi...

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Senior FinTech Sales Manager
Negotiable, City of London

Role Responsibilities: Perform market research, mapping and sizing for the United Kingdom. Sc...

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Senior Agricultural Broker
Negotiable, Chicago

Responsibilities: Brokering between suppliers and a large and broad customer base, primaril...

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Senior Bunker Trader
Negotiable, City of London

Role Responsibilities: Proactively source new clients as well as managing relationships wit...

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Bitumen/ Base oil Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

We are currently working with a leading International Trading House. They are seeking for an exp...

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Bitumen/ Base oil Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

We are currently working with a leading International Trading House, headquartered in Singapore....

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Web Developer | Commodities Trading Firm
Negotiable, Pittsburgh

Summary Selby Jennings is currently partnered with a high-growth trading firm based in the Pit...

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Volljurist/Lawyer
€110000 - €130000 per annum, Kassel

An internationally recognised oil and natural gas producer with a large German and international ...

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Thermal Coal Trader / Marketeer (Philippines)
negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities: (Includes but not limited to): Conduct day-to-day physical trading activitie...

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