Work Location: Stockholm
Career area: Sales Manager in Currency
"As a sales manager my days vary since I’m regularly on the move"
I work as a sales manager in Currency on Markets’ trading floor. In more concrete terms, I help companies to manage their foreign exchange risks by providing hedging strategies tailored to the companies’ operations and exposure. Another part of the role is to provide foreign exchange rate prices for customers because currencies are traded OTC and not on an exchange. We work with products such as spots, futures, swaps and different types of option solutions.
My typical workday
As a sales manager my days vary since I’m regularly on the move. I usually try to start my day at the office to read about what has happened on the markets overnight, and join our daily morning meeting. Many of our customers call in wanting advice about rates or help with carrying out transactions, so I spend a lot of time on the phone when I’m in the office. I often have at least one meeting each day, maybe a customer lunch and sometimes an evening event with a few customers. A large part of the job is getting to know our customers and their operations, so it’s important to meet up fairly often.
I did an MSc in Finance at the University of Lund and joined Nordea Markets as a graduate straight after that. During my entire time at Nordea Markets, I’ve worked with foreign exchange customers which, over time, have become larger and more complex.
How I got here
I worked at Nordea’s customer centre and a few different advisory branches while I was studying. When I started to apply for jobs, I attended a networking event with Nordea Markets in Malmö. That gave me the opportunity of getting to know some of their employees and I applied for the position of graduate after that.
Outside my job
When I have the time I like to spend it with friends and family. I also love skiing and working out.