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OptiverWholesale Trader

Application deadline 03-02-2016



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03-02-2016 (For Past)




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What you'll do

As a Wholesale Trader you will be the key link between our screen traders and external trading relations. In order to successfully manage over-the-phone block trading, you will develop valuable skills which enable you to provide fast and efficient markets in competitive volumes to trading counterparties worldwide. Finally, you will develop and maintain relations with counterparties in Europe to secure Optiver's position on the map as valuable trading partner.

So in short, as a Wholesale Trader you will:

  • act as the key link between our screen traders and counterparties;
  • provide fast and efficient markets in competitive volumes to trading counterparties worldwide;
  • manage volume trading over the phone and maintain large portfolios;
  • build relationships with counterparties and maintain these by visiting them frequently within Europe.

After a two-month intensive training program involving classroom work, trading desk simulation exercises and live market trading -with real money- you will start trading at your own desk. We believe hands-on experience is the best way to learn and that is exactly what we provide.

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What you'll need

  • an academic degree;
  • 0-2 years working experience, preferably in financial markets;
  • excellent social- sales- and communication skills;
  • strong numerical skills;
  • a pro-active, entrepreneurial mind which enables you to develop business in new directions;
  • eye to detail and the ability to solve problems quickly;
  • fast decision-making skills under pressure;
  • willingness to travel frequently within Europe;
  • fluency in English (fluency in French, Italian, German or Spanish is a preference);
  • a strong network in financial markets is considered as a plus.
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What you'll get

Optiver is above all a state of mind. We are looking for you when you believe in daily improvement, when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance and when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun.

To be concrete, we offer you an excellent remuneration. But we also offer you great secondary benefits such as fully paid first-class commuting expenses, attractive profit sharing structure, relocation packages, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages.

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We are 350 highly educated professionals from over 30 different countries that work at Optiver in Amsterdam. We aim to be unrivalled in our industry, by being talented, creative and result driven. And it doesn't matter how we dress or what we believe in, as long as we exceed our and each others expectations.

If you are ready to apply, and we hope you are, apply directly via the button. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think the 'magic' is there, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact Kim Ruijer on +31 (0) 20 708 70 00.

N.B. Once you have applied for the Wholesale Trader position and got selected, you will be required to take a numerical test to measure your mathematical and analytical skills.

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Working at Optiver

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Headquarters Holland
Employee abroad
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