Trade Operations Analyst

September 26, 2022
St. Louis, Mo
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  • Manage and execute order flow from team members; validate with third-parties
  • Exercise discretion to maximize executed volumes and reduce slippage by improving execution prices
  • Utilize available system tools and algorithms to construct and execute complex trade structures
  • Manage relationships with brokers, members of exchanges, etc. to improve market liquidity
  • Review open orders and daily strategy; communicate trade orders’ statuses throughout day
  • Monitor markets and provide feedback on opportunities for improvement in execution or strategy enhancement during trading session
  • Partner with sector managers in design of optimal execution strategy, tools, systems, and processes for new products
  • Reconcile trades and positions between internal reporting systems and external parties
  • Troubleshoot reconciliation breaks and resolve settlement discrepancies accordingly
  • Provide intra-session portfolio performance updates
  • Identify process inefficiencies and implement improvements as warranted
  • Identify and report trade order errors, minimizing potential losses
  • Assist in formalizing and enforcing internal controls and policy related to the trading process
  • Monitor trade-related risk thresholds to ensure compliance; notify group or sector managers as needed
  • Implement new systems or upgrades to existing applications as needed
  • Be key stakeholder in long-term initiatives to streamline and modernize trading operations through process improvements to current tools and/or replacement with new software solutions as business continues to scale
  • Work with the controller to support testing and implementation of future strategies as required


  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance
  • 1 year of relevant business experience in professional setting; experience in trading strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure in fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with others
  • Self-motivated and proactive, possessing ability to work independently, coordinate and balance multiple tasks and stakeholders simultaneously
  • Passion for trading, markets, investing, and value creation preferred
  • Knowledge of commodity futures and options markets preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with Bloomberg /API preferred
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