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
  • Experience as a frozen foods trader

What you get from us

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 vacation days
  • Opportunity to travel frequently
  • Team building events

About the job

As a Sales Trader at IFC 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 clients and/or 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 customers and/or 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:

  • 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
  • Visiting clients or suppliers locally and internationally

''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

What we expect from you:

  • University degree (HBO/WO)
  • More than 2 years experience in a sales or purchasing 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:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 holidays
  • Seeing the world; you will travel several weeks per year visiting your suppliers and/or clients.
  • Good secondary terms and conditions
  • Team building events
  • Weekly fresh fruit
  • Team lunch on Fridays

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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