Graduate Program International Trading OTC
We do business in a way that is not so much about price but about building relationships based on trust. - Alessio, Sales Trader
Junior
Graduate Program
Amsterdam
I excel when...
Cold calling doesn't scare me
Entrepreneur
Highly motivated
Love talking to people
Love to close deals
We are famous for our collaborative approach to trading. It helps us partner with our clients, drives how we work as a team and guarantees success. As a Sales Trader your sharp mind, strong social skills and natural charm will set you up for a great career.

More about the job

Are you a sales tiger ready to close deals? Are you passionate about the world of environmental commodities?

 

At ACT you’re never on your own. From day one, you will experience the benefits of our collaborative approach to trading. You will get all the support you need to learn and thrive as an Over-The-Counter (OTC) Sales Trader in a dynamic international environment, dealing with a wide variety of interesting clients. Our personal development program includes ongoing support from colleagues and regular check-ins with your manager with clear goals in mind.

 

Our OTC Trading Graduate Program* consists of a structured 3-phase program (learn, succeed, celebrate) which optimizes learning by building up competencies at a manageable pace. Product and market knowledge, together with commercial, social and creative skills are covered in-depth via training with internal and external experts. Regular reviews with management and among peers track progress from every angle to ensure consistent and continuous all-round development.

 

*To be perfectly clear, this is not a job rotation schedule, but rather a tailor-made on-the-job training program guaranteed to optimize your sales skills and bring you success in this career path.

 

Your responsibilities

  • Building and managing your own client portfolio 
  • Conducting market research online and offline to find leads
  • Cold calling and matching demand and supply needs
  • Going on business trips and attending networking events 
  • Staying up-to-date on industry news
  • Keeping an eye out for new business opportunities
  • Working closely with your colleagues on the floor 
  • And most importantly, closing deals

 

Your profile

  • Fluent in English and another European language (check our open Sales Trader positions to see which languages we currently need)
  • Bachelor’s/ Master's degree, preferably in Business, Economics, or Finance
  • 0-2 years’ experience in a sales trading or brokerage/ account management role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle constructive criticism and not afraid to fail and try again
  • Aptitude for taking initiative, a commercial and creative mind with an entrepreneurial attitude

 

With our vacancy, this is what we offer

From day one, you will receive ample support, training, and great facilities. You will join a successful team that operates with purpose by creating a space for energy renewables every day. People that inspire, are open, and are the best in their field will be your colleagues. You will be part of a growing company within a growing market. A company that leads the way through its innovative products, services, and customer focus. And of course, there are plenty of opportunities for personal growth and career expansion. 

 

Apply today and discover ACT Commodities!

 

I am the vital link between clients and commodity markets

My work is all about spotting opportunities early on, connecting supply and demand and ultimately; bringing people together.

Becoming the best I can be

I am ambitious and eager to develop my trading skills. I am a natural diplomat, easily connecting with people. Charming, attentive and sociable. Performing at the top of my game will earn me a place in the successful team at ACT Commodities.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
Learn
Succeed
Celebrate
More about ACT
Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of talented colleagues from over 30 countries. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

It’s the kickstart of my career.

ACT’s Graduate Program is designed to facilitate me to become a successful trader. The complete program is aimed at bringing my trading skills to the next level. But it also focuses on my personal development and how I can utilize my talents. I get formal training, interactive sessions, simulations & role play challenges and feedback sessions on a regular basis.

 

The traineeship is about me and my development. And I get all the support to become a successful trader. ACT grows at a fast pace and it’s fantastic to be part of this winning team, really the best kickstart to my career!

Sander Hemelaar
Success is all about building rewarding client relationships.

I still remember the first day I visited ACT for my job interview. When I opened the door to the trading floor I immediately sensed the high and positive energy. Working at ACT means working in a great atmosphere within a great team. I don’t consider my colleagues as co-workers, but see us more as a group of friends. We help each other out and if you have any questions everybody is more than happy to help you.

Our contribution to reaching our clients’ environmental goals is first and foremost about dealing with people. We highly value our client relationships. We do business in a way that is not so much about price, but about building sincere relationships based on trust.

Alessio Di Credico
The thrill of closing deals excites me.

I enjoy being highly independent while still being part of a team. I’ve never experienced a job where time flies this fast! Working at ACT means constantly thinking in order to stay one step ahead, considering what our clients’ needs will be before they have even thought about them themselves. I continue to learn a lot from ACT’s well-built relationships and strong business model. After a solid sales training, I got the opportunities to develop my own style. ACT’s philosophy incorporates investing in people. We invest well in our clients, but even more so in our traders. Personal and team development ranks high on our agenda.

Daniel Schneider
Meet Alisina, Sales Trader in Amsterdam
Alisina & cherishing your roots
Known to be a multicultural company full of opportunities, ACT is a true melting pot of cultures from all around the world. You can be yourself and cherish your roots. Alisina talks about how his background combined with ACT’s graduate program helped him to be a successful trader.
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