Risk Analyst
When I first came to the office, I was excited about the young and eager company culture. - Mario, Operations
Mid Level
Finance
Amsterdam
I excel when...
We excel at what we do. But unlike others, our success is not just the result of hard work and professional expertise: we apply a uniquely people-centric approach to trading.

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As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, ACT Commodities capitalizes on this shift. We trade energy efficiency certificates as well as other products on the environmental commodities market. We are a ‘go for gold’ company and we’re looking for those who want to carve their path and make a difference. 

 

As a Risk Analyst you will be part of our Global Risk department with a full oversight and control of trading activities from our 4 offices. You will go through a steep learning curve at the end of which you will have an all-round view of Risk at ACT, and later develop your focus in a specific area of expertise. You will get to work in a fast moving, entrepreneurial environment alongside 170+ colleagues from 40+ countries.

 

The challenge lies in the complexity of our industry and trading strategies, as well as the variety of products we work with. However, through direct contact with our traders and Risk Director, as well as attending Expert Presentations, you will gain sufficient knowledge to be able to build a global risk framework to control our portfolio risk.

 

What you'll do:

  • Analyse business financials, operations and trade cycles to understand business conditions and inherent credit risk;
  • Monitor the existing client portfolio and assess new requests from our traders;
  • Create risk models, and advise traders on their pending deals;
  • Maintain a constant oversight of our market, credit and operation risk;
  • Oversee and control FX risk, hedging, and position limits;
  • Manage contact with our traders, clients, and banks;
  • Perform risk assessments for new business and trading strategies;
  • Liaise with our technology team to define requirements for risk systems.

 

Who you are:

  • (Recent) Bachelor or Masters graduate of Business, Finance, Economics or another relevant study;
  • Available before June 2020;
  • Up to 5 years of experience in commodity trading or in the financial sector;
  • Affinity with financial markets;
  • Experience with Python or SQL are a plus;
  • Intellectually curious and able to demonstrate structured problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Fast on your feet and resistant to stress;
  • Confident with stakeholder management.

 

What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration and discretionary performance bonus;
  • Collective health insurance discount and corporate pension scheme;
  • 25 vacation days per calendar year;
  • NS Business card (depending on your residence);
  • Target incentives (company weekend, themed dinners, gifts);
  • Kickboxing and football;
  • Company training for communication and personal development;
  • In-house Life Coach.

Room to keep improving

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.

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.
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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