Sports Trader

Client Digital Outsource Services
Reference # SP071
Published 26/05/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Century City, Western Cape, South Africa
The Sports Trader – Level 1 is passionate about sports and together with the Head of Desk is responsible for trading and compiling odds for a wide variety of sports events. This role shall manage the risk on various matches and keep up to date with any market changes.
Job Functions Marketing
Industries Ecommerce
•Compile odds for a wide variety of sporting markets
•Monitor real-time sports events/ results and perform live trading
•Manage the positions of each sport and take action to ensure maximum profitability
•Perform customer analysis
•Monitor customers and bet limits
•Investigate and analyse market trends to obtain insight that assist in the prediction of customer betting patterns
•Observe competitor activity and make real time adjustments where appropriate
•Update databases that will assist with trading/ compilations
•Liaise with various internal departments in relation to sportsbook related escalations
•Develop trading skills-set by working closely with senior members of staff
•Keep up-to-date with sporting activity by following sports events and new updates
•Maintain high level of awareness on internal policies, systems and procedures
Essential Requirements:
•Minimum matric or equivalent qualification
•Good knowledge in live trading and basic knowledge in pre-match trading
•Able to trade a few sports within their field
•Computer literacy is a must with proficiency in Microsoft packages
•Affinity to numbers

Advantageous Requirements:
•In-depth knowledge of online- marketing
•Relevant tertiary education

Job Requirements:
•Able to multitask and work under pressure
•Able to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and public holidays

Personal Competencies:
•Adaptive and reliable
•Strong self-management skills
•High levels of motivation and enthusiasm
•Team player as well as self-starter
•Adaptable to business/ role requirements
•Strong analytical and problem solving ability

¬¬¬This position requires trust and honesty it has access to customers financial details - therefore a credit and criminal record check will be conducted.
The qualifications identified herein are an inherent job requirement, therefore a qualification verification check will be done.
By applying for this role, and supplying the necessary details, you hereby grant us permission to apply for these checks. This will be done in a confidential manner, and solely for the purposes of verification.
Should you not hear from us in two weeks, please deem your application as unsuccessful.
Job Closing Date 30/06/2017
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