Strategy Analyst (graduate/intern)
We do business in a way that is not so much about price but about building relationships based on trust. - Alessio, Sales Trader
Internship
Strategy and Development
Amsterdam
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
I excel when...
Business development
Cold calling doesn't scare me
Eager to learn
Entrepreneur
Highly motivated
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.

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Since 2009, ACT Commodities has been helping businesses around the world buy and sell environmental commodities for compliance and voluntary purposes.

We lead the way by trading a uniquely comprehensive product choice, supported with outstanding client service. Our broad scope in certificates is complemented with a wide range of physical (bio)fuels and feedstocks. The success of ACT lies in collaboration. It’s all about getting things done together.

This position is suitable either for a recent graduate or as a (graduation) internship for MSc students, with opportunities for a full-time position upon successful completion of the internship. Currently residing in the Netherlands is a requirement for this role. 


What you will do:

As a Strategy Analyst you will be part of our new Strategy Desk, under the direct supervision of the Strategy and R&D Manager. You will analyze business models, develop insights to support our continued international expansion and create competitive analyses to be translated into growth and development strategies for ACT.

You will communicate with internal and external stakeholders in order to gather relevant information and aggregate it into a strategic business plan for ACT which will be evaluated at the high level and possibly implemented by our teams. Your work will be project-based and will include the following:

  • Players in the market on the supply and demand side;
  • Competitive landscape;
  • Global product mapping for ACT Group;
  • Technology analysis.


Your profile:
 

  • Recent graduate or final year student of a Master’s in Business Administration, Strategic Management or related;
  • Previous (internship) experience in consultancy or business development;
  • Entrepreneurial experience is a plus;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Availability: either full-time or minimum 3 days/week for a 6-month internship;
  • Good communication skills (lots of calling needed for desk research);
  • Independent individual with a “big picture” mindset;
  • Creative and analytical approach;
  • Currently residing in the Netherlands.

 

What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration;
  • NS Business card (if applicable);
  • Exciting quarterly target incentives;
  • In-house Life Coach.

I research the markets

My work is all about understanding needs and spotting opportunities.

Playing at the top of my game

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.

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
Meet Federico, Managing Director Financial Solutions
Federico & seizing opportunities
At ACT, you can create your own success. When you see a business opportunity, we give you the possibility to go for it. Federico started ACT Financial Solutions and tells you about the amazing possibilities FS offers.
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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