(Junior) Trader Sales – Chinese & English

Rotterdam – 40 – Fulltime

Do you want to be trained on the job by our experienced international traders, and create and develop your own client portfolio in the Chinese market? As a (junior) Trader Sales for the Chinese market, you're learning all necessary skills to become a successful international trader in the food industry. You're travelling several weeks a year to visit your customers and suppliers, which is the key to your success.

What we ask of you

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree, or equivalent professional and intellectual ability
  • Fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Experience in a commercial (trading) role

What you get from us

  • Training and coaching by our Senior Traders
  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Opportunity to travel to China several times a year

About the job

Working as a Trader at International Food Connectors is fun, busy, dynamic and fast-paced. You’re constantly in touch with your international clients, working closely together with your colleagues. We make sure you’re trained and coached perfectly by our senior Traders, who have many years of experience in the food industry. This means a smooth onboarding within our company.



Your responsibilities:

  • Negotiate contracts with your customers and suppliers
  • Develop new business, and build your own portfolio, besides the portfolio provided by the company
  • Build and maintain strong relations with your commercial partners
  • Work closely together with your colleagues from Logistics and Finance to monitor your business
  • Follow and understand market trends

''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 are able to succeed.''

Henrique de David - Trader

What we expect from you:

The position of Trader Sales is a dynamic, commercial role. To further develop the market, an excellent command of the Chinese (Mandarin) and English language is required. In this fast-paced environment working experience in a commercial (trading) position, or knowledge of the market will definitely make the difference.

What we offer you:

This role is part of our Trading team (12 colleagues (and counting)). Thomas van Vugt is the Asian team’s manager and hiring manager for this vacancy. Our Trading team is divided in Purchase and Sales, so you’re working closely together with one of the Buyers to close the deal. Trading is our core business and the company’s most fast-paced department. With our international team of colleagues, English is the working language.

At International Food Connectors we’re working together with 30 colleagues. Next to our Trading department our people work in Logistics, Finance and HR. The office is based at a fabulous place in Rotterdam, close to the Erasmus Bridge, perfectly reachable by public transport and closely situated to coffee corners, lunch spots and supermarkets.

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 we will reach out to you on short notice.

Any questions?

Feel free to reach out to our recruitment team. We’re here to help you with all of your questions about this job.

Iris Konijnendijk

Corporate recruiter

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