Sports Trader

  • Commercial, Marketing and Sportsbook
  • Sliema, Malta

Sports Trader

Job description

We are looking for an experienced sports trader, to be part of our growing sportsbook department in Malta. The candidate must be able to demonstrate good general knowledge of a range of sports and some experience in the sports betting industry.

This is a great opportunity in trading for an experienced trader looking to move to a top tier company. The candidate should be enthusiastic, versatile, able to challenge themselves, and integrate quickly into a dynamic team.

Here is an exciting opportunity to join a very ambitious company in an exciting modern industry.

Job requirements

What you will do:

  • Pre-event and in-play trading across many sports (European Sports / UK Sports / US Sports)
  • Manage liabilities and risk management across a diverse range of betting markets
  • Deliver an industry leading betting product operating in regulated and non-regulated markets
  • Follow & execute a dynamic trading strategy
  • Create and odds compile specials & novelty markets on top of a standard betting offer
  • Able to understand and augment automated trading
  • Carry out appropriate research and analysis of trading performance
  • Liaise with other internal teams and department: marketing, VIP, customer services
  • Prompt and accurate settlement of markets as and when required
  • Monitor and analyse customer activity, reporting to the Client Risk Management team
  • Assist a variety of sports teams with trading duties when required, dependent of the sporting calendar
  • Handling of any technical or settlement issues, or any other incidents affecting company trading

What we need from you:

  • Sports trading experience necessary – minimum 3 years in a trading role
  • Good knowledge of sports (events/teams/players) and betting markets - particularly beneficial Handball, Rugby, Volleyball, Winter Sports
  • Understanding of fixed odds, betting exchanges and trading principles
  • Essential to be able to work unsociable hours (weekends/evenings/holidays) based on the business needs and sporting calendar.
  • Prior experience using 3rd party trading provider: BetGenius or BetRadar
  • Strong mathematical skills and good analytical/statistical skills
  • Competent at multi-tasking
  • Able to challenge ideas and approaches
  • Good English language skills and excellent communication skills. Additional languages beneficial (French/Polish/Portuguese)
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office programs (particularly Excel)
  • A high attention to detail and the ability to think clearly, methodically, and logically especially under pressure
  • Able to work in a team or act alone when required
  • An ambitious & versatile attitude with a strong passion for the sports betting industry in general.
  • Self-organized and target driven with a ‘can do’ attitude