Traffic Operator (Nickel)

For our client, a leading commodity trading company in Baar/Zug, we are recruiting a

Traffic Operator (Nickel)

The traffic person is in charge of logistics, finance, hedging, documentation, insurance and related matters and works closely with the team colleagues in the department as well as with people in other departments and field offices.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

Logistics: Organize container shipments in co-operation with the Nickel traffic team. Where necessary, organize rail and truck transports or release of material in warehouses. Daily contact with shipbrokers, agents, warehouses, inspectors - negotiating rates

Bank contacts – Letters of Credit (L/Cs): Opening of L/Cs for our suppliers and checking L/Cs of our receivers for their workability, requesting amendments and negotiating documents for collection of payment

Insurance: Insuring risk of each transport, as well as material in storage (monthly basis) for the Nickel group

Contact to clients / field offices: Correspondence on availability of materials in production, transit and in stock; full documentation, invoicing, outgoing and incoming payments, client exposure control and claim handling

Internal tasks: Email exchange and direct contact with traders for the execution of the contracts. Dealing with accounting staff with regards to bookings, monthly closing tasks and file liquidation


  • Sound educational background (commercial apprenticeship or bachelor)
  • Minimum of 3 years of export/logistic/shipping experience, preferably in Commodity handling
  • Fluent in English (corporate language) is a must and a good understanding of any other language is an asset


The ideal candidate is:

  • a team player with an independent and flexible work attitude and is ready to adapt to international practices
  • is efficient and has well-organized working skills as well as a good know-how in using IT applications (MS Office)
  • a person who thinks and acts maturely and is able to take responsibility will fit in well with our multicultural and entrepreneurial as well as performance driven environment
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