Operations | Operations Associate, Commodities COO Team

Chicago, Greenwich, London

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Job Description

Citadel Commodities is the largest and most successful commodities trading business in the world.  It’s COO team is a dynamic and diverse group of [15] professionals structured as 3 regional teams.  Each team has two major roles. First, they drive the day-to-day and end-to-end business operations. This encompasses a wide range of activities, from owning relationships with satellite imagery providers, to negotiating terms with market access providers, through to instrument setup and valuation and management reporting.  Second, they drive the growth of the business into new markets and geographies.  Recent expansions have included weather derivatives, physical precious metals and onshore Chinese markets, in each case working with market-leading portfolio managers and operating to robust timeframes to the highest operational standards.
 
The COO team has more than doubled in size over the past three years and continues to grow, with opportunities across the experience spectrum.  We seek world-class talent who want to build their domain expertise and grow their responsibilities in a wide range of commodity derivative markets.  We operate in a culture that emphasizes integrity, meritocracy and a constant focus at being the best in the world at what we do; successful candidates will be able to demonstrate those traits.
 
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
 
Successful team members build the following skills and competencies. More senior candidates will already be able to demonstrate these in their career to date.
Ambitious with a proven aptitude for independent thought
Focused on continuous improvement, quality and delivery
Strong planning, organization and execution skills
Strong commercial orientation
Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with strong attention to detail
Excellent communication skills e.g. written, verbal and presentation
 
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
 
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field
Experience in financial services, ideally in Commodities

About Citadel

Citadel is one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers. We manage capital on behalf of many of the world’s preeminent private, public and nonprofit institutions. We seek the highest and best use of investor capital in order to deliver market leading results and contribute to broader economic growth. For over 30 years, Citadel has cultivated a culture of learning and collaboration among some of the most talented and accomplished investment professionals, researchers and engineers in the world. Our colleagues are empowered to test their ideas and develop commercial solutions that accelerate their growth and drive real impact.