AFS Energy vacancies
Are you a couple of years into your career and ready to take an exciting next step together with other energy professionals? Are you an experienced professional looking for an inspiring new environment?
AFS Energy offers challenging career opportunities to courageous and ambitious finance professionals with a common sense view, executing power and the ability to communicate with clients on all levels.
AFS Energy has the following 2 open vacancies at the moment:
Medior / Senior Exchange Traded Energy Instruments Sales Trader
Description AFS Group
AFS Group is an independent European financial intermediary and specialized as a multi-channel broker in the Corporate, Financial and Renewable Energy sectors. Our offices are in Europe’s main financial centres: Amsterdam (HQ), Zurich, London and Frankfurt. AFS currently employs around 100 full time employees.
AFS mainly services financial institutions, large corporates and (semi) public institutions in various instruments including: Fixed Income, Interest Rates, Stock, Equity Derivatives and Environmental / Renewable Energy products.
AFS Energy department
The AFS Energy department helps organizations realize their sustainable energy projects and achieve their sustainability objectives.
AFS Energy supports organizations with setting up their own sustainable energy projects and maximize profits from its outputs, investing in local renewable energy and purchasing & selling sustainable energy certificates and complying with environmental regulations in the most efficient way. AFS Energy is also active in various other related products, for example biofuels and gas.
AFS Energy has extensive experience with brokerage and advice services for companies, utilities, energy suppliers and (semi) government institutions with a Corporate Social Responsibility objective.
Exchange Traded Energy Instruments desk (ETEI desk)
The ETEI desk, part of AFS Energy, is responsible for the brokering , sales trading and execution of (renewable) energy instruments traded on regulated exchanges. The products under its mandate are EUAs, CERs and Energy derivatives (futures and options on power, fuels, gas and coal).
For our rapidly growing Energy department, we are looking for an energetic, eager, ambitious junior or medior sales trader who has the background and experience to further scale our ETEI desk.
Your responsibilities will include client acquisition and onboarding, closing deals with existing clients and performing trade execution on the client side and on the related exchanges.
Competences and skills:
- Bachelor or Master degree / thinking level;
- At least 1 year experience in trade or sales trading of EUAs, carbon or power related products;
- Experience in and / or knowledge of the energy market and / or sales & account management are preferable;
- A team player who thrives under pressure and is persistent;
- Go-getter with a commercial attitude;
- Independent, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, ambitious, commercial and flexible way of working;
- Fluent in spoken and written English, other languages are a plus.
AFS Energy offers you the opportunity to be part of a growing and ambitious firm. AFS’ headquarters is located on the trading floor of the stock exchange of The Netherlands, which is in the heart of Amsterdam. We offer an international and professional working environment with plenty of room for personal and further professional development.
This opening gives you the possibility to enter into the competitive and quickly developing sustainable commodity and carbon markets. It also gives a great opportunity to further grow in responsibilities and seniority within the Energy department.
AFS Group offers competitive remuneration, with a fixed and variable (bonus) component.
If you are interested and you have the required knowledge and experience, you can send your resume and motivation letter to Robbin Sewdin (HR Manager) via email@example.com.
Sales Trader Green Certificates Swiss Market – Renewable Energy
Are you commercial driven and eager to learn? Do you like to travel and do you have already some sales experience? Does closing deals make you hungry for more?
As a Sales Trader Green Certificates within AFS Energy you will become a key member of a team of highly motivated and professional colleagues whom will guide you from the beginning onwards. You create your own business: providing your clients the highest level of service and information. You will be lead responsible for your own clients. While using your market knowledge, trade ideas and market intelligence, you will match buyers with sellers in order to optimize their deal structures and commodity certificate portfolios.
Competencies and qualifications
We are looking for an German speaking Junior Sales Trader Renewable Energy. For this we expect you:
- To at least have a Bachelor / Master degree or thinking level.
- To be fluent in German – native speaker level, English and preferably also French at a good professional proficiency.
- Have cultural knowledge about Switzerland and the way business is conducted
- To at least have some commercial experience. But more importantly, you have an ambitious spirit with a strong commercial mindset. You are eager and curious to learn. You are also eager to travel and meet your clients in person.
- To be pro-active and not afraid to pick up the phone. You will continue to find new brokerage or deal structuring opportunities for your clients.
- To be a good negotiator, who works hard and lives by the motto: “never give up”.
- To be a team player and thrive under pressure.
AFS Group is the leading independent financial intermediary on the European main land connecting over two thousand financial institutions, corporate clients and governmental bodies. With offices in Amsterdam, London, Zurich and Frankfurt our 100+ professionals connect and service clients in the following asset classes and markets:
- Environmental commodities
- Fixed Income
- Interest Rates
- Equity and equity derivatives
- Exotic financial products
- Debt Capital Markets solutions
- Market analyses and data services
The Energy department has extensive experience in trading and advisory in the Renewable Energy market. Our young and rapidly growing Energy desk helps organizations to achieve their sustainability objectives related to carbon emissions, renewable energy, energy efficiency, biogas and biofuels and also assists energy producing clients in realizing their renewable energy projects.
What we offer
AFS gives you the opportunity to be part of a young, growing and ambitious team within a rapidly developing and dynamic market. You will have the chance to be part of the global Renewable Energy transition. Remuneration is competitive and there is a variable component in your salary.
AFS Energy is situated on the main trading floor of the historical Amsterdam Stock Exchange, located in the heart of Amsterdam. Here you will feel the dynamism and international working environment of the financial markets, always with a strong focus on both professional and personal development.
Still interested? Please send your resume and a cover letter to Robbin Sewdin (firstname.lastname@example.org).