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Title: VP Trading



Dublin, Ireland


Job Information

Reporting to the Head of Trading, the VP Trading will be a core member of the Commercial Team focusing on trading aircraft and shaping the portfolio to underpin the value and growth of the CDB Aviation platform.  The VP Trading will be a key interface for trading transactions both internally across multifunctional deal teams and externally with leasing companies and financial investors.

  • To apply the CDB Aviation trading philosophy and transact according to the Company portfolio development plan
  • To work closely with the Head of Trading to review the current portfolio and to define the future portfolio shape
  • To apply key metrics and financial returns for assigned aircraft acquisition and divestment projects ensuring that all key decisions are supported by full and complete evaluation and support data
  • Build and maintain relationships with potential trading partners amongst lessors and financial investors (for both acquisition and selling purposes)
  • Present and analyse new business opportunities (individual aircraft, portfolios, etc.)


Skills and Professional Experience

  • A successful performance history and demonstrable experience in a trading role with a global aircraft lessor
  • A proven trading transaction list is a prerequisite
  • Extremely financially literate with an excellent understanding of investment evaluation techniques, managing residual risk and collateral aircraft values
  • Established relationships with counterparts at competitors and other potential trading partners



  • Highly motivated and ambitious with well-developed interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate at all levels both internally and externally
  • Ability to negotiate, communicate and influence at the highest levels within the aviation community


Education Level

  • Degree educated or equivalent in finance, economics or other relevant disciplines



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