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Middle Distillates Trader - Americas -A


Houston, TX, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Trading
Business Unit:  OP Supply and Trading

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At Neste, you will be working for a company with one of the top rated refineries in Europe as well as the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel. Neste is a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions and is looking for commodity experts to create transformation for a sustainable future together.


Neste’s regional headquarters in North America are based in Houston, Texas.  Neste and affiliated entities including Mahoney Environmental Services, Agri Trading and SeQuential Environmental Services employ more than 900 people across the US.


We are looking for you, Middle Distillates Trader, to join our Middle Distillates Trading team in Houston.  


Neste’s Middle Distillates Trading team is an international team with traders in Geneva, Houston and Singapore. The team has a strong footprint in Europe and successfully developed its activities in Asia & Americas.

The team is responsible for middle distillates products exports from our Porvoo refinery outside Scandinavia as well as supply from the markets to our system. The team has the trading mandate to create additional proprietary trading and leverage on synergies with system flows

In addition, we collaborate closely with various teams in renewable business units by supplying jet and diesel to our blending activities (California, Europe, Singapore) as well as sharing our market expertise.


You will focus on the middle distillates flows in the Americas. In this job you will work closely with Oil Product and Renewable commercial teams as well as supply chain management, shipping, operations, risk and other departments.

Reasons to join

Real impact right now. We work in an inspiring and evolving business environment, where everything we do serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. To drive a growing impact as a global leader in renewable and circular solutions we live by our values every day; we care, we have courage, we cooperate.


Safety and caring. We value safety always and everywhere. We want our work to feel good and do good. At Neste, we nurture a culture where everyone is welcome and feels safe, respected and encouraged to be their unique true selves. 


Exciting growth. Transformation brings new possibilities and fosters our courage and curiosity. As a global growing company we support personal development with versatile learning and career opportunities. Collaboration is the key, and we believe in flexible, smart ways of working. 

In addition we offer locally…

  • Excellent health care benefits for you and your family
  • A flexible hybrid way of working
  • A caring and supportive group of colleagues who share Neste’s values of We Care, We have Courage and We Cooperate!


More about the job


Your role in our team 

  • Be responsible for sales of middle distillates to North-South Americas markets 
  • Be responsible for purchase of middle distillates in the Americas to optimise the supply of our shorts in the region as well as capture international arbitrage opportunities
  • Initiate proprietary trading activities for physical and paper positions 
  • Work together with Supply Chain management to optimise production from a market perspective (‘outside in’) as well as build and maintain market understanding to best place the refineries products (‘inside out’)
  • Build and maintain market knowledge through interaction with other market participants as well as through fundamental analysis
  • Identify and develop business based on internal synergies together with Renewable Products and Light Ends teams
  • Build new business in the Americas leveraging on Neste assets, develop other trading strategies, share them with the worldwide team and achieve consensus around them
  • Review & take responsibility of hedging positions, DVAR & MtM
  • Monitoring of operations for optimal execution
  • Develop new tools and ways of working for the team


Keys to success in this role 

  • Ideally 8-10 years experience in commodity trading
  • Minimum 5 years experience in middle distillates trading
  • Strong knowledge of middle distillates specifications and blending properties
  • Ability to create synergies between system business and proprietary trading business
  • Strong understanding of market fundamentals
  • Strong experience with derivatives hedging
  • Proven track record in building relationships & building bridges (internally and externally)
  • Strong negotiator & ambitious personality
  • High ambition level and proven ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • Exceptionally strong team player


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We look forward to receiving your CV and application. The recruitment process will include interviews and aptitude assessment. 


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification “Form I-9” upon hire.  This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. 


About Neste


Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. With over 75 years of refining expertise, we are now the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. We have set aspirational targets for climate, biodiversity, human rights, as well as our supply chain and raw materials. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. Together with our partners we are aiming at a carbon neutral and nature positive value chain by 2040. Our success is created by 5,400 professionals working in 16 countries. Read more: Get inspired by our story.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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