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Oil Sales - Apply now

Salary: £40,000 + bens/bonus
Location: London
Type: Permanent

Global Oil trading major are growing their London office and are keen to speak with fluent French speakers from a physical commodity background ( "Wet" storage, shipping, cargo, freight, logistics, demurrage, refinery). The role is West End based

Ideal candidates with have enthusiasm, add value and go the extra mile to become a successful part of this growing and exciting European HQ expansion. The role will see you gain excellent exposure to most Oil products (jet, diesel, gasoline) for a newly established, commercial team with lots of drive and determination. Potential prospects are unlimited. The role will see you working in the Business Development & Strategy Planning department, with a reporting line into Shipping and Logistics also. Strong academics a major advantage. 

Duties will include

  • Generating new business in line with annual marketing and profit targets, and working according to agreed sales strategy & sales process
  • Keeping up-to-date about company products and services
  • Monitoring market/competitor activities
  • Providing detailed information on the progress of sales activity and targets
  • Networking with industry professionals and stakeholders
  • Communicating with managers, stakeholders and customers
  • Coordinating with marketing departments and teams
  • Creating, reviewing and distributing relevant product documentation
  • Arranging and attending meetings with potential clients and preparing and presenting as required
  • Composing budgets, papers or reports
  • Travelling to client locations


l Ideally a degree in Chemical Engineering/Commercial/Finance or equivalent

Professional Background

  • Experience of commodity storage is a distinct advantage
  • Understanding of commodity (oil) terminology / jargon
  • Understanding oil fundamentals, products, grades, qualities, geopolitical and environmental influence on commodity markets
  • Ability to generate profit through new and existing business relationships
  • Ability to build strategic working relationships internally and externally
  • Innovative approach to business solutions
  • Commercial and financial acumen at a strategic and operational level
  • Ability to plan, implement and deliver business goals

Working Experience

  • Minimum 2-3 years relevant experience

Other Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Multilingual ability - Russian language skills are sought as are Polish
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Passionate about providing good customer service
  • Enthusiastic attitude to change
  • Honest and ethical approach to business
  • An ability to prioritize tasks and work on own initiative
  • Good aptitude in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint