CSM & RBM Metals Risk Manager

Belgium, Brussels
Rechargeable Battery Materials

Posted on 25-06-2022

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Cobalt & Specialty Materials

Mastering the cobalt value chain. Umicore’s expertise covers the sourcing, production and distribution of cobalt and nickel products. Umicore’s materials are at the heart of products we use every day such as rechargeable batteries, tools, paints and tyres. Our recycling and refining processes give new life to cobalt and other metals and reduce environmental impacts. To meet the demands of our customers we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

The CSM & RBM Metals risk manager will focus on the effective paper metal hedging for our Business Units Cobalt & Specialty Materials (CSM) and Rechargeable Battery Materials (RBM). Further, the jobholder will ensure the analysis and reporting of the Umicore SA and the CSM Business Unit metal hedging results and closely monitors the financial risks of metal positions.

  • Perform metals hedging for the Business Units Cobalt & Specialty Materials (CSM) and Rechargeable Battery Materials (RBM)
  • Follow up Ni/CU/Zn positions on LME and the Co positions on the CME daily (for all relevant perimeters)
  • Assess potential risks and advise on actions to minimize risks
  • Monitor the market conditions and maintain the price tables in PRD IT metals
  • Enter hedging transactions with external brokers (paper metal contracts)
  • Report on the structure of the hedging books based on underlying commercial commitments and market opportunities (optimization)
  • Check external difference accounts and give instructions to Group Financial Services for payment or collection of funds.
  • Perform strategic hedges for certain entities and arrange for carry overs and difference account payments
  • Keep contact with the LME brokers on a regular basis to receive an up to date view on the metal market movements
  • Responsible for the controlling of our Business Unit Cobalt & Specialty Materials (CSM) Belgium

Who we are looking for

An enthusiastic colleague with:

  • A Master Degree in Finance / Business Administration / Commercial Sciences or equivalent through experience;
  • 2-4 years’ of experience in finance or business analysis;
  • Knowledge of ERP-systems, including SAP is a plus;
  • Knowledge of Metals and Forex hedging is plus;
  • A sound knowledge of English;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Open communications skills.


What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our recycling know-how can recover cobalt from industrial metal scrap, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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