Sales Trader Africa

Rotterdam – 40h p/w – Fulltime

International Food Connectors BV, a young & dynamic international food trading company based in Rotterdam (Kop van Zuid), is looking for an experienced Trader with a proven track record in the frozen and/or fresh food industry who wants to make the next step in his/her career.

What we ask of you

  • Bachelor degree
  • Fluent French and English
  • At least 2 years experience as a trader in the frozen food industry

What you get from us

  • Good salary and bonusses
  • 25 vacation days
  • Opportunity to travel frequently

About the job

In this role you will be traveling several weeks per year to visit your customers and/or suppliers as this is key to your success. You will join a young and ambitious team that works together very closely to reach common goals.

Tasks include:

  • Developing new business, and strengthening your own portfolio
  • Maintaining strong relations with existing commercial partners
  • Working closely together with your colleagues from logistics & finance to monitor your trade
  • Following & understanding market trends, and using these to your advantage

''As a Sales Trader for the African continent, I'm in constant contact with suppliers in Europe to keep track of what products can be offered in the market and against what price.
On the other hand I update my clients in Africa frequently about the offers from the European market. The top responsibility of my job is to know exactly what happens on the international field, connect the dots and help my stakeholders make the best deals based on that knowledge.''

Joost van der Eijk - Trader Africa / CEO


  • University degree (HBO/WO)
  • More than 2 years experience in a sales position in the food trading industry (ideally frozen or fresh products).
  • Fluent in English and French, both verbally & written. Portuguese is a major plus.
  • Good knowledge of the food trading sector and a useful, relevant network

What we offer you:

  • A good salary and a bonus scheme
  • Seeing the world; you will travel several weeks per year visiting your suppliers and/or clients.
  • Good secondary terms and conditions

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 atmosphere
Enterpreneurial mindset
Internationally orientated

Want to apply?

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Any questions?

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

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