HQ Amsterdam

This is a general, open profile of a Trader position within Tradin Organic. Because our team and company is fast-growing, we welcome you to apply and we will get back in touch with you if we see an opening within our team. We are always searching for candidates to add to our entrepeneurial team!

Job overview
As Trader you will drive sales and profitability of our international desk. Will bear responsibility for procurement and sales, trade volumes and margins, customer satisfaction, opportunity and risk assessment and information exchange within our commercial team. Your high energy, drive, creativity and outstanding communication skills will be prevailing to further develop the business to achieve continued growth of the business. The Trader reports to the Business Unit Manager.

Your job tasks, responsibilities and objectives
•    Responsible for purchase and sales within one of the speficied categories| Nuts & Dried Products OR Fruits OR Cocoa, Sugars Oils(Volumes, deliveries according to specs, margins, contract formulation and execution, and cost price calculations)
•    Responsible for the inventory positions within category
•    Help formulating the sales budgets for the category
•    Manage supplier relationships
•    Ensure optimal customer satisfaction
•    Responsible for handling of commercial issues/complaints
•    Suggest new trade opportunities and product development
•    Keep track of international market developments
•    Keep track of the results and suggests corrective action plans when needed
•    Contribute to continuously improve the work procedures and systems of the desk
•    Ensure all suppliers meet our stringent vendor approval requirements
•    Participate in and contributes to the sales meetings
•    Visit existing as well as potential customers and suppliers (inter)nationally
•    Visit trade related fairs.

For this challenging role you are required to have:
•    Minimum Bachelor level (ideally International Trade and/or Agricultural education)
•    At least 5 years experience in a trade role in food business
•    Experience in ingredients / raw materials portfolio – preferably a wide range of products within the portfolio
•    Experience in an import/export environment and successful customer service experience
•    Affinity with food ingredients and the organic industry
•    Proven excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
•    Effective contract negotiation skills
•    Awareness of relevant prevailing quality and food safety regulations
•    Ability to solve challenging problems
•    Being able to prioritize, meet deadlines and work with minimal direction
•    Stress resistant
•    Proficiency of the English language (in writing and verbally) is a must;a good command of the Dutch, German and Spanish language are a plus
•    An “international” mindset, result driven, attention to detail  and a team player
•    IT affinity: advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. Experience with ERP systems (working knowledge of Axapta is a plus)
•    Independent risk/ reward assessment
•    Willingness to travel, also internationally (about 20% of your time)

The conditions of employment we offer
•    An exciting and challenging role in a rapidly growing international company;
•    A fulltime position (40 hours contract);
•    A workspace right in the center of Amsterdam, next to Central Station;
•    Good working conditions and a pleasant and dynamic work environment;
•    A good remuneration package;
•    An informal and professional company culture of team spirit with a can-do attitude.

Interested in this challenging position?
Send your application by e-mail to Lieuwkje van Zwieteren, Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist, via,


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