Job Title

Operations Manager

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R65000 - R70000 Per Month
Sector: Wholesale Trade
Posted: 16 January 2024

Job Details

A global commodities trader specializing in coal is looking for an Operations Manager to play a crucial role in managing and overseeing the daily trading operations of our firm. You will be responsible for ensuring the execution of physical contracts and maintaining efficient trading systems and processes. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the movement of bulk commodities and a proven ability to manage complex supply chains.


  • Oversee and manage the daily trading operations of the physical solid fuels desk, ensuring efficient and accurate execution of deliveries and commercial operations.
  • Coordinate with traders, brokers, transporters, banks, surveyors and other stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate trade performance.
  • Manage and maintain trading systems and platforms, including connectivity, data feeds, and order routing.
  • Monitor and manage contract settlement and reconciliation processes.
  • Collaborate with company teams, including risk management, finance and compliance, to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Implement and maintain best practices for supply chain performance control, trading operations and risk management.
  • This is a 24/7 role that requires exceptional time management skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Logistics, or a related field. Advanced degree or professional certification is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in trading operations or a related role within the commodity trading/shipping/transport industry.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong excel skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders in a small office environment.