Junior Trader Polymers - West-Africa

Antwerp, Belgium

The job

Every employee plays an active part in our success story. At Manuchar, we support every talent in finding their career path within an inspiring international working environment. For the position of Junior Trader for our Polymers department, we're looking for a commercial colleague to help us expand our business in West-Africa. 

Do you want to be a crucial part of our journey towards that goal?

Based at our headquarters in Antwerp, the main objective of the Junior Trader Polymers is to grow a portfolio of profitable customers & transactions through the creation of strong relationships with trustworthy customers and suppliers within West-Africa. As a Junior Trader you take responsibility to set and pursue the (trading) market development strategy for your assigned region and actively participate in setting the global strategy for your product portfolio. You work in Antwerp, and you will frequently travel to the assigned region. Occasional global travel will be needed.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Based at our head office in Antwerp you will receive an intense introduction in file administration towards West-Africa on operational, documentary and financial level.
  • Once you are confident in file handling you will start to concentrate on your commercial targets. You handle inquiries from customers for Polymers products, draw up offers in close communication with suppliers and follow-up quotations till closing the deal. You supervise the file process from a sales perspective and you cooperate with your colleague file administrators in order to solve problems smoothly. A senior trader to whom you are reporting monitors your commercial support.
  • You maintain a close communication with suppliers, monitor product price and share market information with your colleagues worldwide.
  • Having gained product and market knowledge, you gradually evolve to the position of Trader. You will become responsible for the further expansion of your markets. You set up new sales initiatives, develop new recurrent business and stay alert for market opportunities through daily contact with customers and colleagues abroad and local visits during business trips.

Your profile

  • "Are you an ambitious professional with a passion for international sales? We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven team player with a minimum of 1 year of experience in a junior sales role with a renowned international company. You possess not only a commercial mindset and excellent communication skills but also a proactive attitude and a knack for negotiation.

  • Fluent in both English and French, with knowledge of Dutch as an additional asset, you bring an international flair to our headquarters.

  • You are not only results-oriented and organized but also flexible and eager to learn. Working independently is not a challenge for you, but you're not hesitant to seek help when needed. Does this sound like your ideal work environment?

  • As a member of our team in Antwerp, you're willing to travel regularly to emerging economies and easily build strong relationships with people of diverse cultures.

 

Join our dynamic and transparent team where communication is key, and success is encouraged!"

 

Manuchar offers you

  • A role brimming with diversity, offering long-term prospects in a global setting.
  • Collaborate with enthusiastic and talented colleagues within an open and vibrant company culture.
  • Enjoy an enticing compensation package, complete with fringe benefits.
  • Revel in a pleasant workspace where your talents can flourish to their fullest extent.

 

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium is a leading distributor of chemicals in emerging markets. We complement our Chemical Distribution business with International Trade Services in steel, polymers and several other raw materials.

In 2023 we handled 4 million metric tons of goods, generating 2.4 billion USD in sales. Our local operations are in over 40 countries and 140 locations. Manuchar employs 2,800 professionals worldwide.

At Manuchar "We keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.”

 

Interested?

If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast-growing team of dynamic colleagues, please send your application letter and detailed CV through our online tool CVWarehouse.

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