Job Overview:

As the Trade Finance & Risk Manager for our refining company, you will play a pivotal role in steering the comprehensive landscape of commodity trade finance. With overarching responsibility for systems, operations, reporting, personnel, and counterparties integral to our refining system, this position offers a unique opportunity to drive strategic initiatives and shape the financial success of our organization.

Responsibilities and Duties

1.     Strategic Management of Commodity Trade Finance Systems:

  • Develop and implement strategic initiatives to optimize and enhance the efficiency of commodity trade finance systems.
  • Oversee the integration of cutting-edge technologies to streamline trade finance operations, ensuring a robust and agile system.

2.      Operational Oversight:

  • Execute day-to-day operations related to commodity trade finance, ensuring seamless execution and adherence to established processes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement process improvements, enhancing overall operational efficiency.

3.      Comprehensive Reporting:

  • Take charge of generating comprehensive reports related to commodity trade finance activities, providing key insights to support decision-making processes.
  • Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting, complying with regulatory requirements and internal standards.

4.     Counterparty Relationship Management:

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with counterparties, including financial institutions, suppliers, and customers.
  • Negotiate favorable terms, assess credit risks, and collaborate with legal teams to draft and review trade finance agreements.

5.      Risk Oversight and Hedging Decisions:

  • Oversee the commercial team’s hedging decisions on feedstocks and products, aligning strategies with overall risk management objectives.
  • Monitor market trends, assess potential risks, and provide guidance on hedging strategies to mitigate exposure and optimize financial outcomes.

6.     Regulatory Compliance:

  • Stay abreast of relevant regulatory changes in the trade finance and refining industry, ensuring the company’s adherence to compliance standards.
  • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to implement necessary changes in response to regulatory updates.

7.     Continuous Market Analysis:

  • Conduct ongoing analysis of commodity markets, keeping abreast of industry trends, and providing insights to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Utilize market intelligence to anticipate potential challenges and opportunities, adapting trade finance strategies accordingly.

8.      Financial Strategy Development:

  • Contribute to the development of the company’s overall financial strategy, aligning trade finance activities with broader organizational goals.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to provide input on financial planning and budgeting processes.

9.     Risk Mitigation and Crisis Management:

  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies to safeguard the company against unforeseen challenges.
  • Play a key role in crisis management, ensuring swift and effective responses to mitigate the impact of external shocks on trade finance activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Economics, Business, or a related field. Advanced degree (MBA, CFA) is a plus.
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in commodity trade finance, with a focus on refining operations
  • In-depth understanding of commodity markets and trade finance systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to analyze market trends and make data-driven decisions.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory frameworks in the trade finance and refining industry
  • A proactive approach to adapting strategies to evolving market conditions. Strategic mindset with the ability to align trade finance activities with broader organizational goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of CTRM systems

Personal Attributes

  • Proven leadership ability.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Exceptional service orientation.
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.



Our Focus

Entara will manage and operate critical energy infrastructure, supporting energy security in the regions we operate

Proven and profitable track record of acquiring, optimizing and reducing carbon intensity of refineries

Acquiring refining assets in supportive regulative jurisdictions

Best-in-class commercial and operational team focused on delivering operational performance