Manuchar NV | 01.12.2023 | Antwerp
Trader Polymers Africa
At Manuchar, we believe in empowering talent within our dynamic international work environment. We're on the hunt for an exceptional commercial colleague who's ready to be a driving force in expanding our business. Every member of our team is a protagonist in our journey to excellence. Are you ready to take center stage?
As a Trader, based in our Antwerp headquarters, your main quest will be to curate a portfolio of lucrative customers and transactions by forging formidable bonds with trusted partners across Africa. In this role, you won't just follow the market; you'll shape it. You'll set and pursue the market development strategy for your dedicated region, actively participating in the formulation of the global strategy for your product portfolio. Your guide in this endeavor will be the Business Unit Manager for Polymers.
Your base will be Antwerp, but your adventure will take you to your assigned region, where you'll make things happen. And that's not all—get ready for occasional global explorations to further our business objectives. Join us in this exhilarating journey toward success!
Your main responsibilities are:
- We won't let you dive in blindly! Start with comprehensive training where you'll learn everything about file management on operational, documentary, and financial fronts, focusing on business activities in Africa. As a trade coordinator, you'll be the linchpin in our global operations. Manage files, bring documentation to life, and keep an eye on the big picture while contributing to our successful transactions.
- Once you feel confident with file management, it's time to spread your commercial wings. Collaborate with clients, create enticing quotes, and use your negotiation skills to seal deals.
- You're never alone in this journey. Work closely with your colleagues of trade coordination and report to an experienced senior trader who will guide you.
- Maintain intensive contact with suppliers, stay on top of product prices, and share market knowledge with colleagues worldwide.
- Board international business trips to meet clients and colleagues in person, and seize the chance to discover new markets.
As your product and market knowledge grows, the door opens to the position of Senior Trader. Here, you're responsible for pioneering new markets, launching exciting sales initiatives, and continuously exploring opportunities.
Become a star in the world of polymer products and build a career filled with adventure, growth, and success. Are you ready for this thrilling journey? We can't wait to welcome you on board!
Your educational background is oriented towards commerce, technical expertise, or logistics. Ideally, you possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar product or business environment within distribution, packaging or logistics.
You understand the essence of being a 'Trader' – it's about the art of buying and selling, preventing and solving problems, and fostering unwavering loyalty among both customers and suppliers.
Proficiency in both French and English is a must. If you speak Dutch or any other language, it's a plus.
You reside in close proximity to our Antwerp headquarters and are willing to embark on frequent travels to your assigned region.
Your interpersonal skills are outstanding, allowing you to build strong relationships across diverse cultures and personalities.
As a results-oriented individual, you exhibit a high level of organization and precision. You possess a unique talent for negotiation, a driving desire to learn, and the maturity to thrive in an international environment.
You thrive in a dynamic and transparent team environment where open communication is the norm.
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 2022 we handled 4 million metric tons of goods, generating 2.8 billion USD in sales. Our local operations are in over 35 countries and 160 locations. Manuchar employs 2,600 professionals worldwide.
At Manuchar "We keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.”
Manuchar offers you
- Exciting and Diverse Career Opportunity: Embark on a dynamic career filled with a rich tapestry of challenges and opportunities, promising a rewarding journey in a global setting.
- Collaboration with Driven Experts in a Dynamic Work Culture: Join forces with passionate and talented peers in a company culture that values openness, fostering a collaborative and inspiring atmosphere.
- Competitive Compensation and Comprehensive Benefits: Enjoy an enticing remuneration package that not only rewards your hard work but also includes an array of attractive fringe benefits.
- Inspiring Workspace for Unleashing Your Full Potential: Work in a comfortable and inspiring environment that supports your personal and professional growth, allowing your talents to flourish.
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.
A multinational of Belgian origin
Manuchar NV, with headquarters in Antwerp, is an internationally known partner in Trading, Logistics, Distribution and Supply Chain Management, mostly in (petro-) chemicals and steel.
Our end-to-end chemical distribution business serves various industries, including home care, personal care, food & feed, agriculture, mining, oil & gas, glass, textiles, paper, and water treatment. Our international trade activities cover steel, plastics, cement, wood, paper, spare parts and pharmaceuticals.
The ingredients of our success? We know the products, markets, global & local logistical solutions and we have the necessary financing capabilities. But most of all… we have more than 2.000 motivated and skilled employees that make it work!
At Manuchar, we keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.
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