LNG Trader

  • Singapore

Our client is a major global integrated energy company. They seek to hire an LNG Trader to be based in Singapore and grow their Pacific Basin LNG trading business and optimize Pacific / Atlantic arbitrage opportunities. The individual in this role will be accountable for growing an LNG trading desk throughout Asia and globally.


If you are an experienced LNG Trader with a deep understanding of the Pacific and Global markets, strong analytical skills, and the ability to build and maintain relationships, we encourage you to apply for this challenging opportunity in Singapore. Join our client’s dynamic team and contribute to their continued success in the LNG trading sector.


You will report to the Senior Manager Global LNG and sit within the client’s Trading and Supply organization. You will work with and support a global team of deal makers, traders, business development managers, supply chain developers and project managers. Accountabilities will include:

LNG Trading:

  • Trade physical LNG cargoes, optimize and grow the LNG portfolio, within its DoAs.
  • Propose hedging strategies to manage the exposure of the LNG portfolio.
  • Lead front office negotiation of framework contracts and related documentation needed for physical LNG trading.
  • Reflect in the ETRM the new positions in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and understand participant behaviors and market dynamics, including evaluation of physical arbitrage opportunities between different basins.
  • Take ownership of existing flow and expand footprint where profitable.
  • Manage end-to-end positions, liaising with operators, derivatives traders, middle and back.
  • Work directly with the chartering team to identify opportunities and ensure safe and optimized delivery of LNG between purchases and sales.
  • Provide inputs to the origination LNG team in support of negotiations of the mid-term deals.

Client Relationship Management:

  • Maintain and develop relationships with clients across LNG markets.

Market Analysis and Reporting:

  • Provide up-to-date market analysis and trade movements to management for informed decision-making.
  • Keep management informed of relevant and timely market information on wholesale gas price trends and supply-demand situations.

Compliance and Ethics:

  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures, and business ethics codes.
  • Ensure that policies are communicated and implemented within the team.

Required Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a quantitative subject (i.e. Economics, Business, Engineering)
  • 8+ years of working experience in LNG commodities trading or origination in a front-office capacity.
  • Strong network and reputation in the LNG industry and specifically within Asian markets.
  • Excellent understanding of the LNG market, physical and derivative trading concepts.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and ability to build fruitful relationships with third parties.
  • Knowledge of trading risk management strategies is desirable.
  • Supply chain development and/or optimization experience is desirable.
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin.
  • A proactive and responsible team player with strong analytical abilities.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen and business sense.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
  • Strong communication skills and working in multicultural teams, facilitating communication flows.
  • It is essential that you can show you are a resilient self-starter and can contribute effectively to teamwork, and when required, lead the team without formal authority.
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