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Battery Metals Search

HW Anderson have helped numerous physical commodity trading clients build out their physical battery metals trading and supply chain teams. Battery metals such as cobalt, lithium, and zinc are essential components of modern-day batteries, which are used in a variety of applications. These metals are essential for the production of energy storage systems, such as those used in electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. Cobalt and lithium are used for lithium-ion batteries, which are widely used in consumer electronics and electric vehicles. Zinc is used in a variety of batteries, including zinc-air and zinc-nickel. These metals are also important for the production of other renewable energy sources, such as fuel cells and solar cells. As the demand for renewable energy sources increases, so too does the demand for battery metals, making them an important part of the global economy. Our role as a trusted battery metals recruiter continues to grow.

Battery Metals Functional Coverage

Market Scope

Given the evolving nature of this space we aim to work across functions to allow businesses to focus on particular areas of the market. We have experience in running battery metals trading recruitment searches to identify individuals in Trading, Origination, Business Development and Logistics. Our networks are global with primary activity hubs in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 


  • Trading: We identify traders who are experienced revenue generators with the ability to be at the front end of the battery metals markets changing liquidity. These individuals are predominantly physically orientated and relationship driven. 
  • Business Development/Origination: The commercial individuals who can leverage global networks to identify counterparties in trading, production and offtake.
  • Logistics: Individuals with skills in market analytics, chartering, and distribution are essential to growing trading businesses.

Global Strategic Relationships

Our Clients

We have excellent access to all the major trading hubs for battery metals. Whilst we have a track record placing physical traders in the USA the bulk of our retained search work has taken place across EMEA and Asia Pacific.


Diverse Relationships

We have experience delivering for a variety of clients as their battery metals recruiter but we are most commonly engaged by the following firms;


Battery metals producers are responsible for the extraction and refinement of metals used in batteries. They are often in charge of the entire production cycle from sourcing raw material to producing refined metal products. As a battery metals recruiter, it is our role to find and secure qualified professionals to work in this field.


Battery metals trading businesses involve the purchase and sale of battery metals, such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel, for use in electric vehicles and other applications. As a battery metals recruiter, HW Anderson finds the individuals that scout for potential suppliers of raw materials and brokers deals for the acquisition of these materials, while also managing and monitoring their inventory and quality. They may also provide services such as consulting, analysis, and logistics management. Battery metals traders are essential for the development of electric vehicle and other battery-dependent industries.


These businesses are typically battery manufacturers, auto manufacturers, and energy storage companies. They use battery metals such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel to create batteries for a variety of applications. These end user businesses also need to purchase metals such as copper and aluminum, which are used in the production of batteries and electric vehicles. They also need to source recycled metals, which have a variety of uses including in the production of batteries and other energy storage products.


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Our People

Within the hyper-competitive and tight-knit trading and investment community our growth as a firm since inception has been exponential and truly organic. Every specialist HW Anderson consultant has been trained in-house and from-scratch. This ensures our methodology is original and consistent and that our culture is unique. Thanks to this growth we are positioned as a leader in Trans-Atlantic front office search. With three established offices, in the USA, UK and EU, our talented team is uniquely positioned to deliver meaningful Battery Metals trading recruitment value for our clients into the future.

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