Junior Buyer

Rotterdam – 40h p/w – Fulltime

International Food Connectors BV is young & dynamic food trading company. We buy and sell our products worldwide. Our products include frozen poultry, fish, pork, beef, vegetables and French fries, but also fresh vegetables such as onions & potatoes. We are a dedicated and service orientated company, building strong and long term relations with our suppliers and customers.

What we ask of you

  • Bachelor degree
  • Fluent English and Dutch OR German
  • Affinity with our industry

What you get from us

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 vacation days
  • Team building events

About the job

International Food Connectors BV, a young & dynamic international food trading company based in Rotterdam (Wilhelminaplein), is looking for a commercial Junior Buyer. You will work alongside experienced traders who will coach you in developing all the skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic world of international trade.

You will develop your own portfolio of suppliers, and will build & maintain strong relationships with these parties. Though you will be running your own show, in the beginning you will be supported by a senior trader. Travelling several weeks per year to visit your suppliers is key to your success. You will join a young and ambitious team that works hard but doesn’t forget to celebrate success either!

Your responsibilities:

  • Do market research on the European and American supplier market
  • Reach out to potential suppliers
  • Negotiating contracts with suppliers
  • Building & maintaining strong relations with your commercial partners
  • Working closely together with your colleagues from logistics & finance to monitor your business
  • Following & understanding market trends, and using these to your advantage
  • You will report directly to the company directory

''Trading is a fascinating business. Every day is different and every day we encounter new challenges we have to overcome as a team.
The interesting thing about this job is you have to rely a lot on your resilience and persistency. Because of having the drive to succeed day in day out, we care able to succeed.''

Henrique de David - Trader

What we expect from you:

  • University degree (HBO/WO)
  • Ambition to become a buyer in the food industry
  • Fluent in English and Dutch OR German, both verbally & written. Additional languages are a major plus.
  • You are a highly commercial individual

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 holidays
  • Good secondary terms and conditions
  • Team building events
  • Weekly fresh fruit
  • Team lunch on Fridays
  • Possibilities to develop in your role by being coached by a Senior Buyer

About IFC

International Food Connectors BV is young & dynamic food trading company. We buy and sell our products worldwide. Our products include frozen poultry, pork, beef, vegetables and French fries, but also fresh vegetables such as onions & potatoes. We are a dedicated and service orientated company, building strong and long term relations with our suppliers and customers.

  • Informal atmoshpere
  • Enterpreneurial mindset
  • Internationally orientated

Apply for this job now!

Applying is very easy and can be done in a few minutes. Fill in the form below and our recruiter Noortje will contact you.

Any questions?

Feel free to ask those to Noortje. She’s here to help you with all of your questions about this job.

Noortje Folkers

HR & Recruitment Manager

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