Our people are our most important asset. Every employee plays an active part in our success story. At Manuchar, we support every talent with finding his/her career path within an inspiring international working environment.
The key to Manuchar’s success
Our people guarantee our high standards for quality and service, and contribute to our further expansion. They are:
If you’re looking for an international business driven company where you can fully apply your skills, potential and ideas, then Manuchar can offer you the ideal working place, including:
There’s a story behind working at Manuchar.
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The global supply chain has always intrigued me. Working together with different international parties to get goods as quickly as possible to the customer, without losing the focus on quality & costs, is something that really interests me.
I joined Manuchar in 2015. I started as File Administrator to learn the tips & tricks of international trade. Now, I am responsible for the development of our steel activities in East & South Africa. What really attracts me in this role is the variety. Beside of being in contact with our customers, I also work with other parties involved such as: suppliers, logistic companies & financial institutions. On top of that I can combine my days in the office with traveling to customers and suppliers around the world. You get in touch with different nationalities and cultural backgrounds which is a real eye opener.
For me, Manuchar is a very supportive company listening to each and every employee and providing interesting career opportunities. Last year I had the chance of living abroad in South Africa for seven months to further expand our sales markets. This allowed me to further develop myself both professionally and personally.
I’m sure much more opportunities are yet to come.
After multiple experiences abroad during and after university, I wanted to work in an international and dynamic environment where entrepreneurship and an independent way of working are encouraged. I found this combination at Manuchar.
I started my career being commercially responsible for our sales of chemicals to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. From there I grew into a more global role, coordinating our worldwide business development of fertilizers. When visiting our suppliers, subsidiary countries and key customers, I travel to Latin America, Africa and Asia and as a result get to see many places in the world. However, my home base is still in Antwerp with friends and family.
For me this is the best of both worlds and adds a lot of variety into my work package. I am very happy having this interesting job where I am continuously challenged. What I have most appreciated over the years is that everywhere I go, I am received with such a warm welcome, and I now have many friends abroad, all part of the Manuchar ‘family’.
Hi, let me present myself: I am Wim De Cock, living in Antwerp and working for Manuchar as a Regional Controller for almost 3 years now. What is a Regional Controller you might ask? Well it’s actually a Financial & Business Controller dedicated to specific geographical regions – therefore a Regional Controller. I have a very nice region to control, being Caribbean and Central America.
Of course, I speak Spanish fluently (which was a requirement to get the job), I dance salsa and like rum (which was not a requirement) and love travelling, meeting people, do some sightseeing and I enjoy good Latin food.
As a Regional Controller for Manuchar you get to interact with our affiliates abroad. Not only during controlling visits but also assisting them with their performance to do better on KPI’s, implementing new business procedures, guiding them in meeting Manuchar’s strategic objectives and providing them with useful & accurate information to evaluate their business. Working at Manuchar is not only challenging but also very rewarding.
So, if you are a Controller or you have a solid financial background with similar experience and you like what you read above, you speak Spanish and you love taco’s, then apply and become my colleague at Manuchar!
About 2 years ago I graduated and immediately started working at Manuchar. I was one of the youngest employees back then. At that age, deciding on a career path can be scary! But I have never regretted joining Manuchar. Today I find myself working in a flexible, caring company full of driven and supportive people. I am in contact with colleagues, suppliers and customers from all over the world on a daily basis. My role is to support colleagues in Kenya with their stock supply and take care of our customers’ enquiries. I’m very grateful to Manuchar for having considered my professional aspirations and for giving me the opportunity to take my career to the next level. Manuchar has stimulated and supported me in developing myself professionally as well as personally. I’m sure it will continue to do so in the future!
The digital roadmap of Manuchar introduces new ways of working throughout the organization which eventually lead to new working habits. As Business and IT often don’t speak the same language, our job is to build a bridge between them. This provides us with many interesting opportunities to work with all departments within Manuchar. One part of our job is to focus on project & process management; the other focuses on change management. Our team as well as the business are very diverse. This adds a healthy complexity that creates an inspiring work environment for us. No day is the same, which empowers us to excel every day at Manuchar.
“Right after graduating, I immediately started working at Manuchar and have been working here for a little over 2 years now. The fact that Manuchar ensures a multicultural working environment, as well as allowing their employees to provide service in many different languages, was a big attraction for me personally. I studied Applied Linguistics and Multilingual Communication at the university and at the same time I have always been interested in the world of logistics. Today, I am more than grateful that I can speak my foreign languages on a daily basis, by working with different people around the world…and all of this combined with the excitement to get the hang of logistics and trading. What a combo!
As Internal Logistics Administrators we are a strong, reliable and a highly organized team, and to be honest, the things we are performing here quickly started to reflect on my personal life. In other words, thanks to this job, I have become an even better organized person in my personal life.
At Manuchar, in general, flexibility is key, and this is probably best proven by our outstanding ability to adapt our way of working and interaction during the COVID-19 crisis. Never before have I experienced such a great TEAM spirit. Clearly nothing stands in our way. Props to us & way to go!”
Working for Manuchar can be compared with a long, interesting journey. A journey where you get to learn a lot of new things, where you are continuously confronted with new challenges and especially where you get the chance to take initiative and grow in an organized way at a healthy speed.
My journey started 20 years ago. After 1 year of training in administration, I received the opportunity to independently give administrative and commercial support to one of our senior traders. Soon I was asked to combine my administrative and supporting job with some telesales and market development in East Africa.
Later, I was given the opportunity to become junior trader, started traveling frequently and got involved in sourcing and logistics to grow to a more senior trader function.
And my story continued. Knowing the region in West Africa, I got the opportunity to establish and follow up on affiliates for Manuchar in Mauritania, Ivory Coast and Ghana and was based for 5 years in Ivory Coast with my family. I moved back to Antwerp and the experience I gained over the years created a new opportunity for me to become responsible for a whole region. No more words are needed to show how great it is to work for a company that can offer a wide range of opportunities on the long term.
Manuchar’s continued expansion has undeniably influenced my work scope and responsibilities. I have seen the Manuchar group grow from a handful of companies with limited reporting and consolidation requirements to an interesting and challenging multinational environment, which continues to provide new opportunities for me to grow in my job. Despite this growth I find that Manuchar has always stayed true to its unique spirit of flexibility and team play, in large part thanks to the wonderful colleagues we have in this company. My current role is to perform the monthly group consolidation, assist in creating the set of monthly group reports used by the management and the business and help in continuously trying to improve the quality of our reporting. The work environment in Manuchar is a great place to stimulate these interesting challenges.
Although we have our own responsibilities, we constantly interact and learn from one another. We appreciate and respect each other and each other's work and help our colleagues if needed (backing-up during holidays, taking over work in case of overload, etc.). And this is only possible because we all know that there's no I in "TEAM". We are hard workers, but hey, we also like to have a laugh from time to time and even organize an after-work drink every now and then.
After working abroad in Latin America for 6 years, I started working for Manuchar as a Regional Controller. This felt like coming home because at Manuchar you meet the world, every day again. The daily contact with our +75 affiliates worldwide is the most exciting part of the job for me, understanding the local reality in each of the different countries worldwide is a very interesting and challenging task.
In recent years Manuchar made considerable steps in strategic target setting. As a Controller it is part of our job to help set these goals and follow up on a monthly basis. While maintaining a true and fair view on actual financial reporting. The large variety of the different businesses in Manuchar (Steel, Chemicals, Port operations, Local Transport, …) requires constant on the job learning and makes this a very diversified and challenging work environment.
To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 450,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.
To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 450,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.read more
Manuchar stands out in the 2020 ranking of ICIS TOP 100 Chemicals Distributors.read more
Every day we have more than 600,000 metric tonnes of chemicals on the way to our clients.