Trading Assistant
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
  • Elchemie
Job Description

A well-established and highly successful corporate commodity trading company, specializing in physical deliveries on an international basis, have an exciting permanent administrative trader assistant position available in Somerset West (Western Cape).

Requirements :

  • Qualification in Accounting / Administration and / or equivalent professional work experience in related field required.
  • Ability to work and interact well with others.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Excel skills preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • 1+ years’ experience in a trading environment preferred, or 3+ years in a business environment.
  • Prior experience with accounts receivable or collections preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong customer service commitment.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work at a very detailed level.

Duties :

  • Coordinate invoicing and inventory control for all assigned loads.
  • Maintain contact with assigned customer accounts.
  • Data entry and management of all assigned customer orders and loads.
  • Manage assigned customer problems with load queries.
  • Maintain current and up to date daily and various customer / management reports.
  • Demonstrate regular attendance and timeliness in reporting to work.
  • Accounts receivables and problem resolution.
  • Sales and accounting support as assigned.
  • Other general administrative duties as assigned.
  • Reconciliations of debtors and creditors.
  • Truck check ins and contract specifications.
  • Loading and offloading instructions and arrangements.
  • Coordinate with carriers and suppliers and schedule accordingly.
  • Communications between customer and supplier.
  • Contract management.
  • Prepare reporting for trading desk.
  • Provide support in handling various purchases, sales, and freight of commodities.
  • Collecting weighbridge slips as assigned.
  • Updating sheets / Management.
  • Sending debtors statements, monitoring payments and overdue debtors follow ups.
  • Monthly Nedbank Audits.
  • Debtors, Creditors and Carriers application follow ups.
  • PODs as assigned.

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