Optiver: Wholesale Trader

Would you like to be at the heart of our trading floor, providing counterparties with fast and efficient markets in competitive volumes on various international exchanges? And are you able to develop and maintain valuable relationships with those counterparties at the same time? If you can combine this with an academic degree, excellent communication skills and a result-driven mind, you might be the Wholesale Trader we are looking for.

Who we are
We are Optiver, an international trading company, headquartered in Amsterdam. With more than 700 colleagues across four continents we constantly offer fair and highly competitive prices for the buying and selling of stocks, bonds, options, futures, ETF’s et cetera. It is called ‘market making’. We build markets and provide liquidity to international exchanges in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific.
We make financial markets fair, open and reliable. We do not only trade when we feel like it. Not only when our outlook is bright, but 24 hours a day. Whichever way the markets go, we are there, always at our own risk, using our own capital. ‘Value the difference’ sums it up perfectly. It explains in a nutshell what we do every day. It also invites you to explore how we do our job differently.
We have valued that difference since 1986; the year we started on the Amsterdam based European Options Exchange with a single floor trader. Today we are one of the most dynamic, innovative and successful companies in The Netherlands and beyond.

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.

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.

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.

If you are ready to apply, and we hope you are, apply directly via www.optiver.com/amsterdam. 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 us via recruitment@optiver.com or on +31 20 708 70 00.


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