Sports trader in Western Cape - Digital Outsource Services

Digital Outsource Services

E-commerce Industry Recruiter from sector Internet / new media

    About this job ad 13 September


  • Cape Town, City of Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Description

  • Purpose:
    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.
    Duties will include, but not limited to:
    • 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
    Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Grade 12 /N4 (Matric)
  • Years of experience: 5
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No


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