posted on: 04/11/2021 -

The main objective of the 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 and Africa). As a 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 Trader reports to the BU Manager. Frequent travel to the assigned region and occasional global travel will be needed.

Your Profile

  • You are a graduate or you have a first 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  AND 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 are a plus.
  • 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 a leading distributor of chemicals across emerging markets and actively trades several other commodities. Our end-to-end chemical distribution business serves various industries, including home care, personal care, food & feed, agriculture, mining, oil & gas, glass, textiles, paper, and water treatment.

Our international trade activities cover steel, plastics, cement, wood, paper, spare parts and pharmaceuticals. We operate in more than 35 emerging markets with our own local logistics assets and people providing storage, value-added logistics and just-in-time (JIT) deliveries in over 170 locations. Our entrepreneurial spirit, operational excellence and unmatched reliability have grown Manuchar’s annual revenues to over 1.5 billion USD.

The ingredients of our success?

We know the products, markets, global & local logistical solutions and we have the necessary financing capabilities. But most of all… we have the people that make it work! At Manuchar, we keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.

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
  • a pleasant workspace where you can fully develop your talents



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 450,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.

  • Presence

    To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 450,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.

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  • News

    Manuchar stands out in the 2020 ranking of ICIS TOP 100 Chemicals Distributors.

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  • Numbers

    Every day we have more than 600,000 metric tonnes of chemicals on the way to our clients.