International Trader – Business Development

40 Leiden

As an International Trader at West Coast Supply Group you are part of an international trading team, covering a total of 75+ countries in the FMCG industry. Success is your noise: you manage existing customers and acquire new ones. You negotiate pricing, terms and you know the sweet spot between buying and selling. 

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You manage and grow our business through exciting targets, and you get serious responsibilities and opportunities in a young and energetic company. International travel is part of your job in an environment with a strong commercial ethos. You report directly to your Division Leader or a Senior Trader.



This is how you tackle your day. You:

  • spend 80% of your time in developing new business while 20% is growing existing portfolio of accounts.
  • manage the business with your suppliers and customers; keep track of your offers and inquiries, pending deals and market developments
  • understand your trading market and know when to sell and buy, as well as to what margin
  • negotiate prices, payment and delivery terms
  • are always on the lookout for new business opportunities with a focus on your own market, but you are free to act globally and look across any border
  • work with the Logistics Team to close and deliver deals to your customers and suppliers
  • ensure your suppliers’ and clients’ financial and account information is up to date


This is you!

You have an energetic and enthusiastic personality and enjoy opening new accounts every day. You are not afraid to go out and find new partnerships to do business with. Key skills are being able to thrive during difficult circumstances and finding opportunities that other people do not see that fast. Hunting is in your genes and therefore, you are good at cold calling and closing the deal. You are confident, charismatic, positive, proactive and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Profile

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in economics or business
  • You are fluent in English and one of the following languages : Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French or Mandarin 
  • You have at least several years of experience in business development in an active sales/purchase/trading position
  • You are familiar with working with KPIs
  • You enjoy spending 50% (or more) of your work time travelling to different countries
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and a demonstrated ability in creating new business opportunities
  • You thrive on challenging targets and you (over)achieve them
  • You possess good mathematical, communication and presentation skills
  • You set priorities, you can juggle tasks, and you meet your deadlines
  • You hold a valid driving license


Why West Coast Supply Group?


Because we offer a fast growing and international work environment in which you get to be an entrepreneur, working on your own market and region, cooperating with an ambitious team. We offer you unique opportunities to grow and develop. We have a young and diverse team, so you will easily connect with others. In addition, you will find our offer competitive. Check our website here for more information about what it is like to work with us and here to learn more about what we do.



We offer:

  • Naturally, the essentials: a competitive salary & benefits package, vacation days, pension, travel cost reimbursement
  • Strong core values upon which all of our interactions are based
  • Challenge, variation, fun and a lot of serious responsibility within a fast-growing, internationally operating organization that dares to think big
  • A fast-paced and demanding work environment, but also time for a joint lunch in our restaurant, and a drink at the bar on our top floor every Friday afternoon
  • Fun team events and legendary annual parties
  • Open ears for innovations and ideas
  • A personal plan created to help you and us grow
  • A stimulating, international and commercial environment. A few key words: informal, no-nonsense, future-oriented, focus on development and success

Contact us!

Ready to join the team? Great! Tell us more about who you are by applying with your resume and cover letter addressed to Ms. Alexandra Pinkasova, HR Officer.


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Any questions?

Contact me to discuss the role and to get answers to your questions.

Alexandra Pinkasova - Recruiter alexandra.pinkasova@westcoastsupplygroup.com

Application procedure

Stories from our Trading team

“My team is my biggest support - we work together and play together. We share the same interests and we work to achieve our goals together. WCSG gives you a stage, and a freedom to do your best every day. You are free to build your own business case. Every day is full of challenges and surprises." - Erica

Challenges and nice surprises WCSG challenges me and helps me grow
We share the same interests We work as a team to achieve our goals
WCSG gives you the stage You can take the stage and excel

Stories from our Trading team

“Working at WCSG has given me the energy and freedom to create and develop business worldwide. I appreciate the support and trust I get from the company as it has allowed me to push forward and grow." - Tristan

I have freedom to do my job WCSG is a 'flat' organization, so I can take initiative
I get support and trust I feel supported and I receive trust from those that matter
A push forward WCSG pushes me forward and allows me to grow

What you’ll be a part of

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