Operations Associate
When I first came to the office, I was excited about the young and eager company culture. - Mario, Operations
Mid Level
Operations
Amsterdam
I excel when...
Accuracy is my middle name
An eye for detail
An eye for policies and procedures
Close to the business
Excel guru
Famous for our collaborative approach to trading, ACT Commodities excels at every level. As an Operations Associate you’ll find that our Finance & Operations team fully supports this people-centric way of working. Your social skills are just as important as your financial expertise. As an Operations Associate you work in the most dynamic and vibrant trading and commodity markets from around the world.

More about the job

We are looking for the ideal candidate to join our Operations team. As a fast-growing company trading in environmental commodity markets, our collaborative approach to trading sets us apart. With experience in financial operations, you know that behind the efficiently managed operations of a large trading firm are the people that power the process. Together.

 

What you'll do

To begin with, you support the execution of the trades of our international product and client portfolio of non-physical commodities (environmental certificates). You will be the connecting factor between Front and Back Office, so you will get to see both sides of the business. When dealing with fast moving markets no day is the same, so you will need to use your creativity and problem-solving skills to navigate through various business challenges.

Your tasks will be:

  • Operational support for traders;
  • Settle all the deals the traders make;
  • Solving position differences;
  • Solving settlement issues;
  • Stakeholder management with both the traders and clients.

 

Who you are

Ideally, you’re an entrepreneurial self-starter responsible for the timely and cost-efficient execution of operations services, while collaborating with various stakeholders to expand the business. In a nutshell you are:

  • BSc graduate in Business Administration or another related field;
  • 2+ years of experience in the field of Operations;
  • An Excel guru, PowerBI knowledge is a plus;
  • Detail oriented and precise;
  • Great at stakeholder management;
  • Able to handle high-pressure situations;
  • Fluent in English, other European languages are a plus.

 

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme;
  • 25 vacation days per calendar year;
  • Exciting target incentives;
  • Kickboxing and football;
  • Collective health insurance discount;
  • Public transport card (depending on your residence);
  • In-house Life Coach.

 

Seeing a flawless sequence of trades makes me smile

I love efficiency. Helping my colleagues in trading deliver on their promises to clients. That’s what I call shared satisfaction.

There’s always room to improve

At ACT Commodities I get the full support of my personal coach. I always know what my next goal is and how and with whom I’ll reach it.
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…
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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.

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.

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.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. 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.

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.

Develop, re-invent and challenge the status quo.

Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.

 

 

Esmée Trimbos
Encountering new situations on a daily basis

I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it. 

 

You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!

Olaf Pauw
Reach higher, do better and learn more

ACT is rapidly growing and evolving, offering ample opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. This has allowed me to continuously challenge myself in ways I hadn’t even foreseen. For example, within the first six months of joining ACT New York, I relocated to Amsterdam to lead a global project implementation.

 

This was an area I hadn’t had a great deal of experience in but management had faith in me and I had faith in the rest of the team. We all grew together through the experience. If you are willing to reach higher, do better and learn more, there really aren’t any barriers at ACT.

Michael Vigario
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