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(Junior) Shipping Logistics Operator - Freight Trading

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Swindon, United Kingdom (GB)

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


As an operator in Freight logistics you will have the responsibility of analysing market prices to optimise your vessel voyage plans, you will speak with people across the globe to find information and seize opportunities, that add value to the team and the desk portfolio.


The Solid Fuels Desk is responsible for global coal, freight and biomass trading, including sourcing of steam coal and biomass for the RWE coal generation assets in the UK and continental Europe. The Solid Fuels Logistics team forms part of the desk and is responsible for managing the fulfilment and correct performance of physical supply contracts, acting as the main point of contact for operational matters.


This role within the Freight team of Solid Fuels Logistics is to manage a proper flow of information to and between the traders, internal support functions and customers of the Solid Fuels Desk  such as suppliers, ports, agents and shipping companies. The role requires analytical support to be provided to the freight operations team as a whole.


Your responsibilities

  • Co-ordinating the physical shipping program of long and short cargo and vessel positions
  • Negotiate Charter Parties and execute the corresponding Time charters and Voyage charters
  • Liaising with vessel owners, charterers, ports, brokers, agents and vessels on a daily basis as the main point of contact for operational matters for the Solid Fuels trading desk
  • Arranging in-port operations including inspections, surveys, vessel agency, issuance of shipping documentation and settlement of disbursements
  • Review, interpret and apply contract clauses to heighten Statements of Account
  • Actively identifying and exploiting opportunities to optimise trading desk positions
  • Proactively facilitating the traders with fixtures
  • Proactively solving problems and preventing potential detrimental situations
  • Actively managing commercial and operational risks associated with dry bulk vessel chartering
  • Delivering timely and accurate information to the trading desk and full understanding with reconciliation of trading positions against physical activity.
  • Responsible for explaining and analysing PnL moves for your vessels and voyages.
  • Working with internal functions, including Risk Control, Back Office, and Legal and Compliance to ensure a timely flow of information for reporting, settlement and the timely resolution of contractual and deal maintenance issues.


Your powerful skills

  • Prior knowledge required and previous experience in a commodities trading environment
  • Awareness of coal/shipping market terminology and practices
  • Experience working in a numerate area/good standard of numeracy
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, Excel in particular
  • Affinity for using PC and web-based systems
  • Experience using Openlink Endur and/or Veson IMOS
  • Experience creating and using Databases / Access
  • Experience in Negotiating Contracts
  • Fluency in English


Your profile

  • Willingness to work in a demanding environment
  • Very strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Confident manipulating numerical data and good commercial awareness
  • High attention to detail
  • Highly effective at planning and organising workload
  • Comfortable working to tight timescales and managing conflicting priorities
  • Flexible and highly motivated team player
  • Confident decision making and ability to present and defend arguments clearly


What we value most is passion, willingness to learn and a determined and resilient work ethic. So, if you can't display all of the skills above we would still like to hear from you to consider your application for a junior position.

Our offer

  • You will be working a dynamic and diverse Freight team
  • As budding ship enthusiasts we take every occasion to attend the vessels in person
  • You will have the opportunity to meet Clients and Counterparties as well as attending shipping conferences and networking events
  • Competitive salary and benefits package;
    • Annual pay reviews and bonus payout
    • Company pension and private medical insurance
    • Newly refurbished office space with gym and canteen

(Junior) Shipping Logistics Operator - Freight Trading (rwe.com)