Trader Chemicals

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

The main objective of the Trader Chemicals, who will work out of our headquarters in Antwerp, is to grow a portfolio of profitable customers & transactions through the creation of strong relationships with trustworthy customers and suppliers within Central and/or South America and/or Caribbean Islands.
As Trader you take responsibility to set and pursue the (trading) market development strategy for your countries and actively participate in setting the regional strategy for your product portfolio.  You report to the Regional Manager. Frequent travel to the region and occasional global travel will be needed.


  • You have minimum 5 years experience in the chemical trading or export business.
  • Knowledge of dry inorganic chemical products is essential.
  • You understand the complexities of the export supply chain and have the ability to unravel them.
  • You are willing to travel to emerging economies (South- and Central-America and the Caribbean), build relationships and deal with various types of people & cultures.
  • You are able to work in a commercial matrix organization.
  • You have a pragmatic, no nonsense mentality.
  • You have a very good knowledge of English and Spanish.
  • You have a network in the business and a good understanding of the market: products, applications, suppliers, customers, competitors.
  • You have commercial prospecting and negotiation skills and experience
  • You are a enthusiastic and goal oriented person who likes to take initiative with a large degree of autonomy.
  • You have a commercial feeling with the region (Latin America and Caribbean Islands) 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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