Senior Trader Solvents

posted on: 03/03/2017 HRM - career@manuchar.com

Function description

The main objective of the Senior Trader Solvents is to grow a portfolio of profitable customers & transactions through the creation of strong relationships with trustworthy customers and suppliers within the emerging markets (Central/South America, Caribbean Islands, MENA, Asia and CIS).
 As Senior Trader you take responsibility to set and pursue the (trading) market development strategy for your assigned region and actively participate in setting the global strategy for your product portfolio. The Senior Trader reports to the BU Manager Chemicals. 
Frequent travel to the assigned region and occasional global travel will be needed.

Your profile

  • Minimum 5-10 years experience in the chemical trading business, preferably solvents
  • Knowledge of chemicals products like solvents is essential.
  • Understand the complexities of the liquid supply chain and has the ability to unravel them
  • Has the willingness to travel to emerging economies and build relationships and deals with various types of people & cultures
  • Has the ability to work in a commercial matrix organization
  • Is pragmatic, no nonsense mentality
  • Speaks English and Spanish
  • Has a network in the business and has a good understanding of the market: products, applications, suppliers, customers, competition
  • Commercial prospecting and negotiation skills and experience
  • Enthusiastic and goal oriented person who likes to take initiative with a large degree of autonomy
  • A commercial feeling with the region (Americas) is a serious plus.
  • Your education is a commercial or logistic oriented one (Commercial Engineer, Economic or Commercial Sciences, Sales Management, Forwarding & Logistics).

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar is a global trading, logistics and distribution company, with more than 25 years of experience and headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.

We operate with our own people (1800 FTE) and through our own local infrastructure in over 40 countries, mainly in emerging markets.

Our trading activities cover Chemicals, Steel, Special Steel, Polymers, Pharmaceuticals, Wood, Spare Parts, Paper and Cement. Our distribution and also local value added logistics are mainly focused on Commodity and Specialty Chemicals.

Ingredients of our success? We know the products, markets, global & local logistical solutions and have the necessary financing capabilities.

But most of all … We have the people that make it work!

Manuchar offers:

  • A job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment
  • Cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture
  • An attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits


If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast growing team of dynamic colleagues, please send your application letter and detailed CV here via our online recruitment tool CVWarehouse.

To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 290,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.

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