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Manager of European Strategic Initiatives (Geneva, Switzerland)


Houston, TX, US, 77019

Req ID: 407552 


BASIC PURPOSE: Musket Europe SARL, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, specializes in commodity supply, trading and logistics and provides expertise on both a marketing and operational level. The Head of Musket Europe will be responsible for managing the Supply and Trading and Commercial Operations for Musket Europe, Musket Europe SARL, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to simultaneously coordinate a host of complex tasks and communicate with senior management and lead team members across multiple departments. This person must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have strong analytical skills, show attention to detail, and possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.           



  • Streamline strategic communications and operational updates with Senior Management.
  • Lead Office operations, supervise team development with strong finance professional experiences across multiple commodities.
  • Partnering closely with Musket US and other Love’s business units.
  • Excellent knowledge of Musket/Love’s family of businesses and relationships required.
  • Implement cross-functional special projects.
  • Resolve structural, strategic, or reporting issues across the company as needed.
  • Add intellectual rigor or to new techniques/potential investments to frame up long-range opportunities.
  • Develop critical industry relationships: vendors, customers, regulators, and associations.
  • Guide regulatory strategy and determine lobbying efforts necessary to support business.
  • Routinely communicate and present investment decisions, development updates and group performance to various customers including upper management.
  • Other duties assigned as needed.




  • High school Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business required.
  • MBA, Finance, Mathematics, or Economics background required.


  • 10+ years industry experience
  • Experience importing greater than 500kt/m refined products into the UK.
  • Deep knowledge of UK tricking and retail margins.
  • Experience with UK bio-blending.
  • Background in business development and sales preferred.
  • Familiar with contracting, price negotiation, PNL, and income statements.
  • Able to manage multiple vendor, customer, and internal relationships.
  • Deep knowledge of the US, European, and Asia refined and renewable product markets.
  • Understanding of rack market dynamics including technology, supply & demand, and customer base.
  • High level of price risk management expertise.
  • Deep knowledge of US retail fuel dynamics, including trucking and retail storage
  • Intricate understanding of retail convenience operations and pricing
  • Retail fuel location layout expertise
  • 5 – 10 years of convenience store operations experience
  • Experience trading and managing a principal commodities-options book
  • Understanding of physical international fuel supply chain.
  • 5+ years’ experience in retail fuel optimization, including technology platforms and services.
  • Understanding of dispatch and trucking for delivery to end-users




  • Hard Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Soft Skills: Good written and oral communication skills, team player, exceptional customer service, attention to detail, self motivated, good time management skill, innovative thinker, and excellent analytical skills
  • Strong English language skills.
  • Strong networking, customer management, and relationship building skills.
  • Vocal Leader and Team Player due to flat organizational structure. Willing to share opinions and think critically and drive direction of broader company.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision. 
  • Occasional siter visits/tours and general exertion associated with Office work.


Job Function(s): Corporate 


Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert


The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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