Trading Manager - Amsterdam

Job description


WEBB Traders is a fast-growing global proprietary trading company and market maker active in electronic trading on leading international financial markets, driven by data and technology. We are entrepreneurial and innovative – embracing teamwork and creativity. Our headquarters are in Amsterdam, Paris city centre and London. We currently work with 60 colleagues of 16 different nationalities. Our team consists of hard-core traders, curious researchers, brilliant and creative developers, and an enthusiastic support staff. We’re not afraid to think differently, embrace new ideas and dream big.

Are you a visionary trading manager that connects people and drives innovation?

WEBB Traders is looking for a Trading Manager Amsterdam to further develop and implement our worldwide trading strategy. By connecting people, trading vision, and technology you continue building an excellent and global trading company. The Trading Manager - Amsterdam reports directly to the board of WEBB Traders.

Do you want to take the next step in your career, building a strong worldwide overall trading strategy? Then we are looking for you…

As Trading Manager Amsterdam, you are responsible for WEBB Traders’ trading activities increasing the trading teams’ productivity and profitability, finding liquidity and resources optimization, adding performance to portfolios. and driving continuous innovation.

Your work will consist mainly of:

  • Expanding WEBB Trader’s global trading footprint.
  • Leading the various trading teams within WEBB Traders and helping team leads to increase team productivity and profitability.
  • Improve trading processes, reduce trading costs, find liquidity optimization, and minimize execution issues.
  • Cooperate with the technology teams to stimulate the creation of innovative trading solutions.
  • Represent WEBB Traders in the market, on events, and in the sourcing of trading talents.
  • Monitoring pre- and post-market dealings on various global asset classes such as equities, derivatives, bonds, and commodities.
  • Intensify dialogue with the Risk department, venues, and core brokers.
  • Drive the traders’ development and education program.
  • Keeping market and regulatory knowledge up-to-date.
  • Occasional international travel.


Who are you?

  • You have at least 5 years' experience as a trader and in running a trading portfolio
  • You have more than 3 years’ experience in a similar managerial role, preferably with leadership experience in financial markets (mandatory)
  • You have proven experience managing algo-driven trading desks.
  • You are capable of connecting people, disciplined, accurate, competitive and decisive. 
  • You preferably have a highly quantitative background MSc/ PhD in mathematics, physics, engineering or computer science.
  • You like to inspire people to aim for excellence and cooperation.
  • Your mind is set on innovation and continuous improvement.
  • You are cooperative and able to persuade various stakeholders, such as traders, clearing members, compliance, and IT / development, you are not afraid to share your opinion.
  • You have thorough knowledge of market regulation and venue rules.
  • You are fluent in English, both verbally and written.

Not required, but an advantage

  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience with cryptocurrencies and quantitative trading

What do we offer?

  • The opportunity to join a highly professional team in a very challenging market
  • Be part of a fast growing and ambitious trading company with a focus on technology and quantitative research
  • Have impact on the direction and ambitions of the company
  • Facilities to develop your skills and competences
  • A competitive rewards package
  • Healthy lunch at the office
  • Free sport facility
  • Travel costs reimbursement
  • Fun activities with colleagues on regular base

Application process

  • Apply on our WEBB site.
  • Please share with us your motivation to work with us and why you think you will fit.
  • Have a video chat with us (unless you are around and can drop by for a coffee).
  • Come and visit our office in Amsterdam for interviews and meet the team
  • Nail the assessment and personality test.
  • Contract.