Trade Finance Specialist

For a mid-sized commodity trading company headquartered in Zug, we presently are recruiting a

Trade Finance Specialist


  • Responsible for guiding and executing all Trade Finance activities for a designated operations team.
  • Presenting and following up on transactional financing matters with financing banks.
  • Approving of issuing and/or confirming banks, reviewing and processing of Export Documentary Letters of Credits (Doc LCs), Standby Letters of Credit (SBLC) and Bank Guarantees.
  • Issuing, amending and paying of Import Doc LCs, SBLCs & Guarantees.
  • Checking and approving of LC presentations and claims under Export & Import Doc LCs, SBLCs & Guarantees.
  • Negotiating and approving of fees with financing banks.


Your professional profile:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience working in a Trade Finance function within a global trading company and/or banking industry.
  • Experience as a collateral manager within Commodity Trade Finance.
  • Fluent in English – written and spoken, additional languages would be an advantage.
  • Existing relationship with major European banks.
  • Good technical and practical knowledge of UCP 600/ISP 98/URC 522 and Incoterms.
  • In depth understanding of bank’s facility letters.
  • Working in a team environment and yet being responsible for one’s own files for the respective operation’s section.


Your personal qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing market conditions and think ‘outside of the box’.
  • Strong Excel skills would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work under pressure and against deadlines.
  • Swiss national or holder of a valid Swiss work permit.
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