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RWE Supply & Trading Japan Inc., Toyko

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Your future plans
RWE Supply & Trading is a leading global commodity trading house with a growing presence in Asia-Pacific.

The Asia-Pacific Trading Desk consists of a multitude of different mainly interlinked trading desks including a Power Complex, Fuel Complex and Steel Complex Desk in Singapore as well as trading teams situated in China, Japan and Indonesia looking after domestic products in its respective countries. The products traded by such teams span from Power (in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan) over Hydrocarbons (mainly Thermal Coal, Coking Coal and Coke) until raw and refined metals (mainly Iron Ore, Rebar and Hot Rolled Coil) and the associated freight and fuel to hedge and transport such commodities.


In this role, we are looking for an originator on the ground in Japan to structure, pitch and transact customer orientated supply deals in mainly thermal coal but also metallurgical coals and coke to end-users in Japan on either a FOB or delivered basis.

To be successful you will use your own customer knowledge and understanding as well as the wider RWEST knowledge and product suite to create mutually beneficial transactions. Such could include carbon neutral or power/gas linked structures for thermal coal or carbon neutral or steel/iron ore linked structures for metallurgical coals. In order to achieve these goals you will work closely with the Fuel Complex and Steel Complex trading desks in Singapore as well as our Power Desk in Japan.


  • Continuously find forward selling opportunities for thermal and coking coal into Japan
  • Collecting information from Japanese utilities which will help explain their purchasing behaviour and upcoming requirements as well as possible competition from other fuels
  • Collecting information from Japanese steel mills / coke plants which will help explain their purchasing behaviour and upcoming requirements as well as possible substitution effects
  • Investigating  carbon neutral sales contracts for thermal and metallurgical coals
  • Investigating power/gas linked sales contracts for thermal coal
  • Investigating steel/iron ore linked sales contracts for metallurgical coals
  • Visiting counterparties and attending conferences to acquire additional information for market research and physical trading purposes


Your powerful skills

  • At least 3 years experience in originating into Japan within the thermal or metallurgical coal industry
  • High level of self-motivation and flexibility as well as the ability to work in a trading environment with tight deadlines
  • You are keen to explore new structures and ideas and like to be at the forefront of the market
  • You are a team player who is open to share and discuss all of your own analysis with others with an open mind
  • You have existing relationships with thermal and/or metallurgical coal buyers in Japan
  • Fluent in Japanese and English


Promoting diversity (40x40) flexible working times (40x40) staff events (40x40) training/human resources development (40x40) career promotion (40x40) support of extra-occupational studies (40x40) attractive remuneration (40x40)      



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Any questions? Contact in Recruiting: Michelle Yong T: +65 6671 4234, Contact in the specialist department: Frank Klepzig T: +65 6671 4239


We look forward to meeting you!


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