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ACT Commodities is a global leader in trading environmental commodities. Founded in 2009 as one of the first companies to pursue this market, we are now one of the largest specialized trading firms in the fields of carbon emissions, biofuels and renewable energy on a global scale. This is complemented with widespread activity in the oil and petroleum markets, which expand our scope covering the intertwined world of energy and fuel commodities. ACT Commodities operates in Amsterdam, New York, and Shanghai.
We believe our success lies in our personal relationships, trust, honesty and sharing interests. We focus on developing our employees on a personal level. All employees follow a personal development course. This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the logic of human behavior and interactions and includes a set of practical tools for navigating the human side of organizational life.
- Establish a credible name in the market, while building a client portfolio
- Identify key markets and originate new business to increase market share, while contributing to the growth of the existing book of business
- Generate and build business relationships within the environmental commodity space
- Develop an understanding of the landscape within the market including product knowledge, industry challenges, legislative and geopolitical changes
- Represent the firm at conferences and engage with stakeholders within the industry
- Undergraduate Degree in Economics, Business, Agriculture, Environmental Studies or a related field
- 2-5 years of relevant sales, trading, or business development experience
- Dynamic, “outside of the box” problem solver with a “roll up your sleeves” mentality
- Highly self-motivated person who thrives in a dynamic work environment and demonstrates a flexible and adaptable work style that responds quickly
- Ambitious, innovative and team oriented; this highly valued role will require an intelligent professional with a commercial skill set and an entrepreneurial spirit
- Presentation and client communication skills are essential
- Takes ownership for decisions and is accountable for actions regardless of the outcome
- Willingness to travel
Compensation & Benefits
- Positive working environment with an opportunity for internal growth within our US office
- Attention to personal and professional development
- Competitive salary + full benefits & 401k
- Open door policy & access to top level management
- Positive, energetic and collaborative environment
I am a vital link with clients and the market
Finding opportunities whenever I can
Because at ACT we get things done together.
That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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 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.
We succeed together.
We offer you a transparent and good remuneration. You will receive a competitive salary, with the opportunity to make it even better with very attractive performance bonuses.
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.
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.
At ACT you get the opportunity to start building your book of business, working with clients and closing trades from day one. You don’t have to wait until you’ve established a long career to be on the front lines like in many other financial firms. I got the autonomy to figure things out, but always get great support from Desk Managers and other Sales Traders. It’s a team effort.
The atmosphere is far better than any other job I’ve had. Both on a personal and professional level. New York is a real hub for success. It’s amazing how dynamic the city is and how it attracts the best of the best across so many fields and industries.
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.
Within ACT you are responsible for building your own client portfolio whilst running your own shop. I consider sales trading as solving puzzles, connecting buyers and sellers at the right moment with the right product specifications. A career that allows me to be creative and entrepreneurial, this gives me a lot of energy. After a few years I am still excited to go to work every day.
I enjoy the opportunities we have for growth and our own informal way of doing business. We work hard and combine this with a lot of social activities with colleagues. If you are a people person, curious and have an entrepreneurial spirit, ACT offers you an open and dynamic business culture where new business ideas are welcomed and well rewarded.