Director of Administration/Chief Operating Officer, Zurich

  • CHF 180,000 - CHF 240,000
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Redstone Commodity Search
  • 16 Oct 17 2017-10-16

Redstone Commodity Search are working with an oil products trader seeking a director of administration for their office in Zurich.

Redstone Commodity Search focus on offering 360° search solutions to the global commodities markets. With a competitive coverage of Trading Houses, Producers, Majors, Utilities, Merchants, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks and Brokerages; Redstone Commodity Search can confidently offer you an edge in today’s volatile market.

Redstone Commodity Search are working with an oil products trader seeking a director of administration for their office in Zurich.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  • In charge of all operations and procedures for a small/mid-size oil products trading office (front, middle and back office staff)
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), finance and HR policies, look after the ongoing acquisition of talent and manage the hiring and onboarding process for new employees
  • Promote and manage the company’s business development for the Swiss office; perform regular staff meetings to evaluate the individual and company performance and set targets/goals
  • Manage the review, approval and execution process of commercial contracts and control/ensure the accurate and timely documentation for trades and that all activities are compliant with Swiss and international law as well as internal policies (liaise with the legal manager); manage and oversee legal and tax related activities
  • Reports into the CEO

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • Similar experience as an administration manager, officer manager or chief operating officer (COO) with a previous/current background in oil products trading, sales, business development or operations
  • Knowledge of international trade procedures and principles for light and/or middle distillates (LPG, gasoline, naphtha, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel) as well as strong understanding of managing finance, HR, legal and taxation related activities for a trading office
  • Excellent organisational, time management and communication skills, strong motivator with a commercial mind-set and able to work late hours when required
  • Swiss citizenship or Swiss B/C work permit
  • Located in Zurich or in the area (e.g. Baden, Cham, Lucerne, Zug) or happy to relocate within Switzerland

For all positions based in Switzerland, Redstone Commodity Search works with their licensed Swiss partner Accurity GmbH. All candidate applications are handled in accordance with Swiss law.