Junior Trader (m/v)
Based at the head office in Antwerp you will receive an intense introduction in file administration towards the Middle East 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 steel 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 Junior Trader. You will become responsible for the further expansion of your markets in the Middle East. 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.
Preferably, you have a minimum of 2 years experience in a junior sales function with a renowned international company.
• You followed an economic or business program with exposure to international trade and/or Supply Chain. In addition, you are proficient in Word and Excel.
• Of course you are fluent in Dutch and English. Knowledge of Chinese, Persian and/or Turkish is a plus.
• You definitively have a commercial mindset with strong communicative abilities enabling you to establish long-term relationships with the customers.
• You are a result driven, organized and accurate individual, flexible and with a talent for negotiations.
• You work proactively and are enthusiastic to succeed though being extremely accurate in your approach.
• You work independently, though not afraid to request help if necessary.
• You are a self-learner, gaining deeper interest in the products you deal in as part of completing your profile.
• As Junior Trader you are expected to visit your markets in the Middle East on a regular basis (20%of your time - trips of 2 to 3 weeks).
A global trading, logistics and distribution company, with more than 25 years of experience and headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.
We operate with our own people (1800 FTE) and through our own local infrastructure in over 40 countries, mainly in emerging markets. Our trading activities cover Chemicals, Steel, Polymers, Pharmaceuticals, Wood, Spare Parts, Paper and Cement. Our distribution and also local value added logistics are mainly focused on Commodity and Specialty Chemicals. Ingredients of our success? We know the products, markets, global & local logistical solutions and have the necessary financing capabilities. But most of all ... We have the people that make it work!
• a job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment
• cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture
• an attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits