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Mid-downstream supply

Our Supply Managers and Operators provide direct support to the Sales Team, Business Unit Managers and Business Development representatives in each region to ensure that the Sales department is able to meet its growth and profitability targets. This includes, but is not limited to, analysis, costings, quote approvals, and the efficient coordination of fuel suppliers to ensure the timely delivery of our high quality products. Our supply market strategies ensure that the organisation’s supply chain is one of the most competitive in the oil and lubricants industry. Supply is one of our key business functions.


Supply professionals have diverse responsibilities, and can be involved in anything from pricing and stock progressions to logistics and client interaction. They are instrumental in managing supplier performance, from initial market assessments through to contract award and beyond, always ensuring the organisation receives the best value from its contractors and suppliers.

Meet one of our graduates in Mumbai

Meet one of our graduates in Mumbai

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Meet one of our graduates in Mumbai

05 April 2016
Meet one of Impala Terminals’ business analysts

Meet one of Impala Terminals’ business analysts

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Meet one of Impala Terminals’ business analysts

28 March 2014
Meet one of our Operations Managers for Concentrates

Meet one of our Operations Managers for Concentrates

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Meet one of our Operations Managers for Concentrates

05 April 2016

A day in a life of a buisness analyst in Metals & Minerals

Buisness analyst in Metals & Minerals

Country Switzerland - Geneva
Education: Imperial College London, MEng Chemical Engineering
History: Graduate Programme
Interests: Travelling

06:30

An early start to the day. I did a quick jog in the morning to get ready for the day ahead. Geneva is a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and I am trying to make the most of the opportunities the city has to offer.

08:15

Leave for the office, Geneva isn’t huge so it’s a lovely walk across the park to the office.

08:30

Get in to the office. Trafigura’s open office architecture allows for quick and efficient communication across the floor. I sit next to the global head of corporate finance so participating in conversations and learning from my experienced colleagues is a great privilege and a real asset of the company’s graduate programme.

09:30

Meeting with our legal department to discuss documentation on a deal we are about to close. Trafigura’s success depends in no small part on the smooth transfer of tasks between different departments. Everyone is open-minded and driven – it’s a great environment to learn the ropes of Trafigura’s business.

10:30

Coordinating with our group company secretarial staff to implement the issues just discussed in the meeting with our lawyers.

11:30

Telephone conference with our book-running banks on our flagship European RCF. We get an update of a deal that closes at an approximate $4.3 bn. My responsibility is to update senior finance management of the syndication process of the RCF.

12:00

Checking hedge levels for a cross currency swap.

14:00

Things can always go wrong and there is certainly no big room for error. Everyone has high expectations – the learning curve is steep and it’s a great feeling to get things done and to be recognized for it!

17:30

I get a request to prepare a presentation of our financials for a bank in Asia. The corporate finance department fronts Trafigura’s relationship with financial stakeholders, a big responsibility. Attention to detail and constant cross-checking of information are paramount to ensure the Group’s continued business success.

19:30

It is Geneva finance commodity week, a great set of events and informal get-togethers happening on an annual basis. Tonight is Trafigura’s event and we have invited our banks for drinks at a bar in town, a great opportunity to connect with some of the people I am communicating with on a regular basis via email and telephone.

A day in the life of a financial controller in Africa in Oils & its Derivatives

financial controller

Country: South Africa - Johannesburg
Education: IAE – Lyon – Business School
History: 2 years in Warehousing and Logistics
Interests: Soccer, Dining out in restaurants

06:30

An early start to the day. I did a quick jog in the morning to get ready for the day ahead. Geneva is a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and I am trying to make the most of the opportunities the city has to offer.

08:15

Leave for the office, Geneva isn’t huge so it’s a lovely walk across the park to the office.

08:30

Get in to the office. Trafigura’s open office architecture allows for quick and efficient communication across the floor. I sit next to the global head of corporate finance so participating in conversations and learning from my experienced colleagues is a great privilege and a real asset of the company’s graduate programme.

09:30

Meeting with our legal department to discuss documentation on a deal we are about to close. Trafigura’s success depends in no small part on the smooth transfer of tasks between different departments. Everyone is open-minded and driven – it’s a great environment to learn the ropes of Trafigura’s business.

10:30

Coordinating with our group company secretarial staff to implement the issues just discussed in the meeting with our lawyers.

11:30

Telephone conference with our book-running banks on our flagship European RCF. We get an update of a deal that closes at an approximate $4.3 bn. My responsibility is to update senior finance management of the syndication process of the RCF.

12:00

Checking hedge levels for a cross currency swap.

14:00

Things can always go wrong and there is certainly no big room for error. Everyone has high expectations – the learning curve is steep and it’s a great feeling to get things done and to be recognized for it!

17:30

I get a request to prepare a presentation of our financials for a bank in Asia. The corporate finance department fronts Trafigura’s relationship with financial stakeholders, a big responsibility. Attention to detail and constant cross-checking of information are paramount to ensure the Group’s continued business success.

19:30

It is Geneva finance commodity week, a great set of events and informal get-togethers happening on an annual basis. Tonight is Trafigura’s event and we have invited our banks for drinks at a bar in town, a great opportunity to connect with some of the people I am communicating with on a regular basis via email and telephone.