Trading Manager

February 22, 2021
St. Louis, Mo
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  • Use all available resources, including the proprietary models and tools, to identify attractive risk/return trades to build a balanced position within the risk parameters
  • Make recommendations on material new trading positions and significant adjustments
  • Develop daily trading strategy for entry and exit of positions, including intra-day changes
  • Monitor market news and data for information impacting the portfolio and available opportunities
  • Work with the team’s Trading Analyst to optimize trade execution and minimize slippage
  • Serve as back up trader to the Trading Analyst
  • In collaboration with the VP identify and evaluate commodity futures and options investment ideas
  •  Develop new trading strategies and tools to identify attractive trade opportunities
  • Build complex models to evaluate commodity futures and option pricing relationships
  • Make incremental improvements to existing strategies and tools
  • Develop opportunities for growth in new domestic and international markets, including freight
  • Perform fundamental research and analysis to support portfolio management decisions and identify attractive risk/return opportunities
  • Build S&D and price forecasts for markets
  • Build models and tools to facilitate fundamental valuation of futures and options
  • Leverage insights from research to develop new trading strategies and tools
  • Draft standard reports and analysis for internal use and distribution to external stakeholders
  • Attend industry conferences and events to build industry network


  • Bachelor’s Degree with strong academic performance in finance and economics
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in commodity trading or merchandising role
  • Understanding of commodity trading and fundamental analysis
  • Significant experience and competency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with a programming language (VBA, Python, R) preferred, but not required
  • Ability to think strategically
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