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Position Title: Desk Head - NAM Oil Trading

Business Overview:

One of the most volatile markets in the world, commodities is also one of the fastest-growing, promising opportunities for risk management across sectors - oil, gas, power, metals, emissions, coal, freight, agricultural, softs, and investor products.

For our clients, who seek to capitalize on portfolio-enhancing strategies, we offer a global risk-management approach, creating top-notch market-making and structured transactions that use forward-thinking products and services.

From tactically positioned offices in New York, Calgary, Dubai, Houston, London and Singapore, our world class professionals cover a vast array of exposures and apply superior derivatives expertise, first-rate financial and physical trading, and invaluable research to structure creative, cost-effective, solutions.

Responsibilities and Requirements:

Reporting into the Global Head of Oil Trading, this person will manage the North American Oil Trading business, based out of our Houston office. The desired candidate must be able to:

  • Manage a staff of other traders while also managing a personal risk portfolio. 
  • Provide supervision and understanding of current regulatory processes in a US Banking institution. 

  • Work well with support partners including middle and back office, market and credit risk teams, other trading desk heads, and all other business partners within Commodities.

We are looking for someone who has a proven track record of profitable trading results, and is a recognized thought leader within the industry.

  • Minimum of six years of experience trading physical and financial crude oil and refined products markets. 

  • Extensive experience with quoting and managing financial client activities.

  • Thorough understanding of fundamental supply and demand factors as well as technical/quantitative factors and global oil trading flows. 

  • Proven track record supervising physical or financial traders operating as part of a cohesive team. 

  • Familiarity with CFTC,OCC,DOD-Frank, and Volker regulatory issues affecting financial and physical trading in oil markets.


Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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