International Trader Africa

Posted 2 years ago


Job description: International Trader Africa

Products: Corrugated base paper, kraft sack paper, pulp

Organisation: Direct cooperation with the management, support by qualified experienced employees

Task: We are looking for a dynamic trader personality. The goal is to expand the business in all aspects.

  • Responsibility for conceptual and operational trading in pulp and papers: Customer potential analyses, supplier evaluation, pricing policy, sales planning, logistics and framework agreements
  • Budget preparation as well as coordination and communication of all measures necessary to achieve the objectives
  • Development of partnerships with strategic suppliers / producers (core task)
  • Profitable expansion of the market position in Africa
  • Customer acquisition
  • Continuous market observation
  • Active price negotiations in purchasing, for transport services and with customers (incl. payment conditions)
  • Professional advice and offer exemplary service
  • Responsibility for results
  • Trustful cooperation in the team

Start: As soon as possible, taking into account existing contracts

Requirements of the candidate

Requirement: Good market and product knowledge in the area of paper, containerboard and pulp in Africa

Work experience: 3 to 5 years of experience, preferably in paper trading, paper distribution, converting and printing companies or paper mills

Existing customer contacts in the relevant market segments and countries

Personality characteristics:

  •  Drive and hunting instincts
  •  Strong commercial skills
  •  Independent, structured way of working
  •  Confident and skillful appearance
  •  Persuasiveness and confidence in closing deals
  •  Social competence and open-minded towards other cultures
  •  Familiar with travelling in Africa
  •  Team spirit and communication skills
  •  Integrity

Languages: Very good English, French would help

Further languages

Location: The headquarter of the company is in Europe with several offices around the world; working from home and travelling or working in the region. The company offers exciting tasks, a high level of personal responsibility, security, and development opportunities

Salary: to be negotiated; we offer fix and variable parts


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