(Senior) Associate - Battery Materials Merchant and Financing

(Senior) Associate

based in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Company Overview

WMC is a carbon neutral commodity merchant and operates globally at the intersection of physical raw material trading and finance. We connect producers and consumers of nuclear fuel and battery raw materials across the world and combine this with innovative financial structuring solutions to further enable the global energy transition. WMC acts both on a principal and agent basis and is one of the largest traders of nuclear fuel products globally. In addition, WMC also develops strategic chemical processing assets critical for the lithium-ion battery market on a principal basis. WMC employs a highly-skilled, lean team across Europe, the US and Asia with a complementary set of backgrounds in investment banking, commodity trading and mining & processing.

About the Role

WMC is looking for a (Senior) Associate to join the battery materials team with a focus on our merchant and financing activities globally across key metals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese and copper.

We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in learning about and contributing to:

  • The commercial aspects of physical commodity trading, such as originating deals, negotiating (long-term) contracts, and understanding principal risk
  • Structuring, pitching and executing large commodity-linked transactions such as funded repurchase agreements, secured inventory financings, debt facilities, equity investments and a variety of commodity-linked derivatives

As well as possesses the following characteristics:

  • Keen interest in finance, the energy transition and related commodity markets
  • Commercial mindset and motivated to take early ownership on client contact and transaction origination and management
  • Strong analytical skillset and attention to detail with ability to spot and understand key risks and commercial opportunities
  • Comfortable with operating in an entrepreneurial, constantly changing, global environment in an emerging industry
  • Willingness to travel globally (our business spans across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas)
  • Enjoys being part of fast-growing business and working in a close-knit team in the heart of Amsterdam

Please note: job title and associated responsibilities will be adjusted to candidate’s experience level.


  • Strong academic track record with finance, economics / econometrics or engineering background preferred
  • Up to 1-2 years work experience or significant internship experience required, preferably at an investment bank, strategy consultant, commodity trader, or infra/PE/cleantech fund
  • Fluent in English. Additional languages (Mandarin, Spanish, Russian) considered a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel
  • Experience with financial modelling is a plus


  • Compensation package is highly competitive
  • Performance-related bonus

Please visit our Careers page at www.wmcgroup.com

to apply for the job or contact info@wmcgroup.com with any questions.

Please submit cover letter, resume and transcripts as soon as possible as interviews will be held on an ongoing basis as applications are received.

For questions concerning the position, please email


We thank all candidates for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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