At American International Lumber Products (AIFP), our traders bring diverse backgrounds, running from seasoned professionals to recent graduates. For those new to trading our Trader Development Program offers a 1-year training and 6 weeklong paid summer apprenticeship.
When scouting for new rookie traders, our team traverses career fairs across Oregon and Washington, including the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Portland State University. For those in the workforce, we seek out passionate individuals with the drive for success and resiliency that comes with a sales career. AIFP President, John Vranizan, shares insights on launching a successful career through talks and job shadowing opportunities.
If you aspire to be a commodity trader, you’re likely pondering if you have what it takes. According to John, success in commodity trading demands inner drive, a competitive spirit, and a passion for the trade. Check out John’s tips below:
For updates on our upcoming career fairs and talks by AIFP President John Vranizan, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more about the Trader Development Program in our dedicated blog. Have questions or want to connect? Reach out to us.
Up for the challenge? We'll give you the tools to excel. AIFP is continually growing. We recruit new traders year-round.
There is no substitute for hard work. If you really want to make and run a business here, you have all the tools available to you here.Billy Culver Trader, European Products Department Head
I really enjoy the freedom to create your own customer base and build a business trading the products you want to trade. While being the hardest thing I have ever done, being a trader has also been the most rewarding!Alex Schilling Trader