More about the job
***This is not a job rotation schedule, but an open application for a Sales Trader role, as all our Sales Traders benefit from the Graduate Program training.***
Who we are:
Based in the heart of charming Amsterdam’s financial district, ACT Commodities has a global presence and trades a wide variety of environmental products. We specialize in helping our clients achieve their environmental and sustainability objectives by trading carbon offsets (CERs and VERS), green gas and electricity to sourcing, blending and delivering fuels and biofuels around the globe. Our clients can maximize profits while reducing risk thanks to our carbon emission sales traders. Whether you need to meet or choose your own sustainability goals, we’ll match products that offer corporate compliance along with certificates to comply with EU-ETS obligations and emissions reduction projects worldwide.
What you’ll do:
As a Sales Trader for ACT, you’ll work with a range of clients across various industries, each with their own set of exciting challenges. It’s your job to create, manage and grow your own portfolio of clients, using your strong interpersonal skills and stellar communication skills to meet your clients’ exact needs.
You love a challenge and are hungry to drive your career by finding your own leads through cold calling. Before your second morning coffee, you’ll break down barriers. And every day, you’ll go the extra mile to make sure your clients will keep you on top of their minds.
You’re also a team player, which fits in with our team approach, which is to succeed by working together. Your team will always have your back and support you with their unique set of skills to close deals together.
Our collaborative way of working means most of our deals happen between two or more traders. It’s a win-win approach that benefits our clients thanks to the full scope of expertise, skills, and our combined networks that we offer.
Who you are:
You’re a young and ambitious professional with (preferably) some experience or at least an affinity with finance and sales. A cold-calling pro and charismatic portfolio manager with an entrepreneurial spirit. You are also self-motivated and keep going even when things get tough, are eager to learn, welcome constructive criticism and are not afraid to fail and try again.
Your skills in a nutshell:
- Native speaker of Dutch/ Italian/ German and fluent in English;
- Bachelor’s/ Master's graduate, preferably in Business, Economics or Finance;
- 0-2 years’ experience in Sales/ Trading / Brokerage / Business development;
- Excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills;
- A natural sales or business development personality;
- Cold calling wizard who genuinely loves growing your client list;
- Energetic, curious and ambitious;
- Driven to close deals and prove yourself.
What you’ll get at ACT:
- Competitive remuneration and generous bonus plan;
- Comprehensive career development training
- (negotiation, sales, communication, our products);
- Relocation fee reimbursement;
- 25 vacation days per calendar year;
- Exciting sales target incentives;
- Kickboxing and football team activities;
- Collective health insurance discount;
- Public transport card (depending on your residence);
- In-house Life Coach.
Apply today and discover ACT Commodities!
I am the vital link between clients and commodity markets
Becoming the best I can be
Because at ACT we get things done together.
That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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.
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!
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.
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.