Lead LNG Trader

MET Group

Zug, Switzerland

Job Description

  • Lead and manage physical LNG trading (i.e. short term, rolling front 12-18 months) team and LNG commercial operations team to achieve LNG desk qualitative and pnl targets in line with internal company rules and LNG desk strategy;
  • Increase trade flow of LNG cargoes via optimization, basin swaps and tender participation in line with internal strategy and mandates;
  • Work seamlessly with the internal portfolio and regas teams to identify optimization (and re-optimization) opportunities and ensure smooth cargo deliveries;
  • Develop FOB-DES business cases, including taking time/voyage charters, for LNG trading purposes;
  • Take ownership of the relevant list of existing LNG trading counterparties and expand MET’s LNG trading footprint;
  • Lead commercial negotiation of framework and individual contracts and related documentation needed for LNG trading in partnership with internal teams (i.e. legal, credit, finance, etc.);
  • Take ownership of LNG trading team’s curve marks, and confirm such markings on daily basis;
  • Support origination activities for longer-dated transactions in the Atlantic where required.


  • 10-15 years of working experience in LNG trading;
  • Strong network within LNG trading industry;
  • Experience with FOB offtake and related chartering activities;
  • Very strong understanding of the LNG value chain from upstream to downstream;
  • Strong understanding of market and market player dynamics, including ability to show quantitative evaluation of physical arbitrage opportunities;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, able to build relationships with counterparties and identify value;
  • Efficient and decisive manager with strong analytical skills and attention for detail, with the ability to synthesize and communicate well;
  • Strong numerical and quantitative skills;
  • Motivated and driven individual, able to work independently and under pressure with a team;
  • Ability to mentor younger members of the team.

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