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Michael Page

Trading & Commercial Manager - Chemical Industry

* Trading & Commercial Manager - Basic Chemical product
* Full trading cycle management within the EMEA region

Michael Page | Brussels | Permanent, Full-time

Published on 37 days ago

Our client is a major global actor within the trading of chemical products.

They have a strong presence worldwide and in order to sustain their constant growth within the EMEA scope - they are currently looking for a new Trading & Commercial Manager on Basic Chemical products.

Trading & Commercial Manager - Chemical Industry

Job description

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

Trading activities:

  • Sustain and add value to existing clients.
  • Explore new contracts and business models.
  • Identify and manage various risks, grasp and monitor the position (credit, commodity long-short, etc).
  • Planning, negotiating with suppliers/customers and executing sales/purchase contracts for trading activities (purchase - sales - logistics - collection).
    The key area is likely to be Polyester Chain domain (mainly MEG, PTA, PET) and Olefins domain (mainly Propylene and Butadiene) in principle within EMEA region.
  • Focus on quality of service, business growth and customer satisfaction.
  • Supervise operational business process such as documentation, technical liaison, inventory management & credit management in cooperation with business assistants.

Business development:

  • Find and develop new investment and/or business opportunity in various products and fields, mainly Chemicals domain to pile up good assets for the company.
  • Monitor, analize and report on basic chemicals industry and market developments, trends and competitor activities.
  • Develop marketing strategy.
  • Prompt, regular reporting and consultation with GM and related Departments.


The successful candidate will have the following requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience in trading activities, preferably in the chemicals sector
  • Bachelor or Master degree in commercial and/or Industrial sciences.
  • Experience in investment/project management in multinational companies.
  • Fluent in English & Dutch - French would be a strong asset.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Basic IT skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Strong motivation to seek for new investment opportunity
  • Ability to find/dig deeply the potential area of growth and assess the risk
  • Marketing and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of trade terms
  • Flexible and a team-player
  • Proactive


The successful candidate will have:

  • The chance to join a major player on the Chemical trading market.
  • Multiple growing opportunities within an organization that value organic growth and personal development.
  • An attractive salary package in line with his experience.

More info

Michael Page Belgium
Charles Jean
+32 2 509 45 70
Bastion Tower
Marsveldplein 5
Place du Champ de Mars 5
1050 Brussels
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