Senior trader

posted on: 03/11/2021 -


Every employee plays an active part in our success story. At Manuchar, we support every talent in finding his/her career path within an inspiring international working environment. For the position of senior trader, we’re looking for an experienced commercial colleague to help us expand our business.

Function description

The main objective of the Senior Trader 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, Africa or/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. Frequent travel to the assigned region and occasional global travel will be needed.

Your profile

  • You have a minimum 4-8 years experience in the trading business, preferably as a business developer.
  • Understand the complexities of supply chain.
  • 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 fluently English and French OR Spanish. Speaking Dutch is a plus.
  • Preferably, you have a network in the business and have a good understanding of the markets: steel/polymers/pulp and paper/fertilizers, or chemicals.
  • 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 emerging markets is a serious plus.
  • Your education is a commercial, technical or logistic oriented one (Commercial Engineer, Economic or Commercial Sciences, Sales Management, Forwarding & Logistics).
  • You’ve a working visa or the Belgian nationality.

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar is an international trade, logistics and distribution company, with headquarters in Antwerp. Founded in 1880 as a Belgian family owned company, we offer an extended range of commodities and services with more than 170 locations around the world. Entrepreneurial. Service Excellent. Strong Teamplayers and Caring for the environment and our local communities. That’s who we are today. At Manuchar, we support you in developing your talents within an inspiring working environment.

Manuchar offers

  • A job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment.
  • You will be working in a supportive environment, together with the other team members.
  • Cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture.
  • A company that wants to invest in YOUR growth.
  • Manuchar is a company that is an established value in its domain.
  • International colleagues. More than 30 different nationalities.
  • A job opportunity with variety, challenging opportunities, autonomy and responsibility.
  • An attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits (company car, insurances,…).


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 by applying here.

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