Head of Freight Trading m/f/t


Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB


RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

To start as soon as possible, full time / part time, permanent

Your future plans  

Join RWE Supply and Trading (RWEST), a leading player in the global energy trading market, as the Manager of our Freight Trading Desk. At RWEST, we pride ourselves on our innovative approach and our commitment to excellence in the trading sector. Our Freight Trading Desk is at the forefront of managing dry bulk freight exposure, leveraging both physical and financial trading strategies to optimize our portfolio. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to lead our talented team, drive our trading strategies, and contribute to our continued success and growth in the market. 

The Freight Trading Desk is responsible for managing RWE Supply and Trading’s (RWEST) dry bulk freight exposure. The desk operates a proprietary physical and financial trading book within RWEST, which includes a portfolio of long term forward physical positions. 

  • Lead and manage a high-performing commercial team of 8 professionals based in the UK and Singapore, fostering their personal and team development. 
  • Oversee and own the risk-taking strategies within the freight trading team, ensuring optimal risk management and profit maximization. 
  • Assume responsibility for the team’s Profit and Loss, contributing to the wider trading team's success. 
  • Enhance existing freight analysis and expand it to benefit both the team and RWEST. 
  • Collaborate closely with other commercial and non-commercial RWEST team members to foster a comprehensive understanding of the freight trading business. 
  • Manage relationships with various global counterparties across different segments of the shipping industry. 
  • Represent RWEST and the Freight Trading team’s interests both internally and externally. 

Your powerful skills  

  • Relevant Bachelor, Master’s or PhD Degree   
  • In-depth understanding of the financial and physical freight trading markets, with over 5 years of experience in freight risk-taking. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to lead by example and empower others to take on leadership roles. 
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with team members, internal departments, and external counterparties through excellent listening, communication, and teamwork skills. 
  • Capable of making critical decisions in high-pressure environments and delegating decision-making responsibilities effectively. 
  • Strong risk assessment awareness and experience in managing trading risks. 
  • Proficiency in the full trade life cycle of various structured physical freight deals. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of spot and forward markets, liquidity, risk assessment, volatility, arbitrage, swaps, options, counterparty credit, and contract issues. 

Advantageous, but not a must

  • Existing senior relationships in the freight physical, and financial market. 
  • Knowledge of Endur and IMOS risk and freight reporting systems.  

If you are a seasoned freight trading professional with a passion for leading teams and driving success, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. 

What we value most is passion, willingness to learn and a determined and resilient work ethic. So, even if you think you do not yet display all of the skills above, we would still like to hear from you. 

Further we welcome applications from individuals who may not be able to commit to full-time roles. At RWEST, finding the right person for the job is our top priority, and we are willing to explore flexible arrangements. 


Our offer  

  • Be part of a dynamic and innovative trading team that values expertise and leadership. 
  • Contribute to RWEST's growth and success in the freight trading market. 
  • Enjoy a collaborative and supportive work environment that encourages professional development and growth.


Promoting diversity (40x40) flexible working times (40x40) company pension scheme (40x40) health services (40x40) training/human resources development (40x40) attractive remuneration (40x40) social commitment (40x40) 


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Any questions? Madlen Krembel (Recruiting), madlen.krembel@rwe.com 

We look forward to meeting you!


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About RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

RWE Supply & Trading is the interface between RWE and the energy markets around the world. Around 2,000 employees from over 70 different countries trade electricity, gas, commodities and CO2 emission allowances. The trading entity also ensures the commercial optimisation of RWE’s power plant dispatch and markets electricity from RWE.

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