Junior to Experienced, Senior Commodity Traders in the agricultural, industrial chemicals and minerals industry – Sandton – Ref: 1208021

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Ref: 1208021

Job Description:

Traders required for international investment and trading company with the vision and dedication to make the commodities market work in Africa. Join this owner-managed culture with a passion for entrepreneurship.

Position details:
Type: Permanent
Reports to: Vice President – Commercial.
Job description / core competencies:

  • Source and secure new market opportunities
  • Client liaison, obtaining information on product needs and requirements
  • Research and sourcing of most ideal / right products in meeting the clients’specific needs, overseeing the comprehensive sales & purchasing cycle
  • Management of logistics and transport re timely delivery of clients’ products
  • Daily tracking of market trends re exchange rates and global financial markets
  • Research on Safex following live trading and determining of prices
  • Follow-ups with clients re specific trading needs and product satisfaction
  • Client service through regular personal visits and monitoring established business relationships
  • Visiting neighboring countries to establish sound business relations with global suppliers/distributors and generating viable opportunities for the import and export of products to Africa
  • The sourcing, purchasing and import of commodities from International Distributors
  • Management of entrepreneurial projects in sourcing of new clients
  • Updating of import- and export permits
  • Visits to the Department of Agriculture (commodity specific) to arrange permits for a variety of agricultural commodities from a vast range of international countries

Location (country, city): Sandton, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

  • Good knowledge of the commodity value chain and how to motivate and improve efficiency with implemented business models and structures.
  • Experienced and understands the administrational, financial and management expertise to operate an innovative commodity business.
  • Communicate and negotiate with the primary producers to the final processors and offtakes.
  • Can work independent and under difficult circumstances; a go-getter, enjoys sourcing and creating new business opportunities.
  • Able to identify strategical businesses and business opportunities to enhance produce management and trading in Africa.
  • The ability to navigate around market volatility to ensure the best product at the most competitive price.
  • Dedication and passion to work and travel in Africa.

Company Description:

International trading company supporting the African continent with industrial minerals, agricultural, chemicals and fertilizer markets. Established for over 20 years. A solid company with a diverse group of people. An owner managed culture with a passion for entrepreneurship.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Junior to Experienced, Senior Commodity Traders in the agricultural, industrial chemicals and minerals industry – Sandton – Ref: 1208021

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