Main Purpose:

As a Cargo Operator in Trafigura you will be responsible for the end-to-end execution of physical shipments (bulk, containers, rails, trucks), identifying the safest and most cost-effective way to transport commodities form point of origin to point of destination. In this role, you will be involved in a broad range of activities that include but are not limited to logistics, contract execution, risk management, maintain relationships with Clients and Contractors.
Our Cargo Operators are passionate about logistics and supply chain, exceptional problem solvers who are able to think analytically even under pressure, self-driven and energetic professionals able to adapt to ever-changing conditions with their great organization skills and attention to detail.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:

Abilities, Experience and Qualifications:

  • University Degree
  • 2-5 years of work experience in logistics and supply chain or shipping
  • Good understanding of logistical chain, risks involved and best practices to deliver proper execution of the trade
  • Strong computer skills in MS office applications
  • Fluent English (Spoken and written)
  • knowledge of Spanish, French, or German is considered as an advantage


  • Strong communication and numerical skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to manage complexity
  • Ability to work in fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiatives and ensure accountability
  • Open personality with energy and drive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate deliveries from/ to the counterparties
  • Arrange logistics (inland and sea) to execute a trade
  • Manage operational costs
  • Review purchase invoices and coordinate payments to Suppliers
  • Prepare sales invoices
  • Arrange for weighing and sampling of the product
  • Arrange for quality determination of product
  • Coordinate customs clearance of the cargo
  • Manage stock (inventory) positions

Key Relationships and Department Overview:

The Cargo Operations department is a global team of dynamic and energetic professionals working across different locations and assuring that all trades related to our Metals and Minerals division are properly executed.

The team has daily communication with:

  • Traders
  • Trade Finance Department
  • Accounting Department
  • Treasury Department
  • Risk management Department

The Company Offers

  • Training
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Private healthcare program
  • Travel insurance
  • Performance bonus
  • Friendly and supportive working environment
  • Opportunities for growth in a multinational company

About Us

At the heart of global supply, Trafigura connects vital resources to power and build the world. Through our Oil & Petroleum Products, Gas and Power, and Metals and Minerals, commercial divisions, we use infrastructure, logistics and financing to connect producers and consumers, using our deep understanding of the markets we serve to make supply more efficient, secure and sustainable.

We are committed to responsible business practices and believe that the supply of energy and raw materials is essential for growth, development and prosperity. We are accelerating our investments in renewable energy, including hydrogen, ammonia and other low-carbon energy technologies required for the transition to a low carbon future. And we work with our stakeholders to improve environmental and social standards, bringing greater trust and transparency to global supply chains.

A career at Trafigura offers a gateway to working on some of the most exciting challenges of a rapidly changing world – from helping to optimise supply chains to developing infrastructure and new markets. In a culture that is founded on openness and energy, our people work as part of a multinational, globally connected team and thrive in a fast-paced environment where they can nurture and commercialise bold ideas. Everyone has a voice and is empowered to collaborate across geographies and disciplines to help shape our business and the wider world. We know the importance and value of diversity in our business and we invest in attracting, developing and retaining talent from all backgrounds.

Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest independent employee-owned commodities groups in the world with over 13,000 people working in 48 countries. The Trafigura Group owns global multi-metals producer Nyrstar; fuel storage and distribution company Puma Energy; and joint ventures Impala Terminals, a port and logistics provider, and Nala Renewables, investing in wind, solar and battery storage projects.

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