Commercial Manager I Trader (German-speaking)

Permanent employee - Full-time - Amsterdam

Sales & Logistics - Experience: 2-5 years

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Working at Nedstar

Nedstar is more than just a specialised sourcing partner of ethanol: In everything we do, the well-being of people and planet plays a pivotal role – that also includes our employees!

As part of our dynamic, intercultural team of over 25 commercial, logistic, and financial experts, you will be at the forefront of the ethanol trading industry, contributing to Nedstar’s success in over 50 markets worldwide. We foster an environment where your personal growth aligns with our company's development and encourage our employees to go the extra mile not only for our customers, but also for themselves.

Our benefits

Office in Amsterdam
Laptop for work
Workphone
Competitive salary
Flexible working at home
26 vacation days
32-40 hour work week
Fun and young team
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Job description

Nedstar is a fast-growing, globally operating trading house and distributor of bulk ethanol based in Amsterdam. We strive to develop trusting relationships with our customers built on sustainable and ethical business practices by delivering the highest-quality alcohol with excellent customer service to over 60 countries. After becoming the leading ethanol supplier in small bulk packaging in emerging markets, we aim to grow our business in Europe and internationally. For that, we seek talented individuals who want to join and grow with us. 
 
As part of our dynamic, intercultural team of over 25 commercial, logistic, and financial experts, you will be at the forefront of the ethanol trading industry, contributing to Nedstar’s success globally. Do you speak German fluently? Do you enjoy the thrill of closing an international deal, developing new markets, nurturing existing client connections, managing risks, and building business relationships in Europe? Then Nedstar is the right place for you! 

About the role and key responsibilities

Your tasks will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Maintain existing business relationships with customers and suppliers in the German-speaking market (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). Your home office is in the heart of old Amsterdam, but 20-30% of your time will be spent visiting customers and suppliers. 
  • Create new leads in the German-speaking market. You develop your own budget and market strategy, constantly seeking out new sales and growth opportunities. 
  • Support our commercial team in reaching Nedstar’s commercial goals by strengthening our market position and expanding into new niche markets. You will be part of a supportive team of commercial managers, with whom you can discuss opportunities, challenges and ideas. 
  • Work with our logistics team to deliver your customers’ ethanol products directly to their doorstep. 
  • Be the expert on German business practices. 

Your profile

  • You are a strategic thinker and dynamic self-starter 
  • You are results-focused, ambitious, and committed to achieving and surpassing your goals 
  • You love travelling and feel comfortable working with young professionals in an informal yet dynamic international B2B trade setting 
  • You are socially intelligent with strong communication skills and a natural when building long-term relationships and closing deals. 

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree 
  • Proficient in English and German 
  • Previous relevant work experience in the commercial field is beneficial 
  • Team player 
  • Strong numeracy and abstract thinking skills 
  • Persuasive and strong negotiation skills 

What is in it for you?

  • Various development and learning opportunities for you to grow and develop, including paid language classes, training, and coaching. 
  • A highly competitive salary package with secondary benefits. We care about the person behind the role and believe in fair compensation for your hard work. 
  • 26 vacation days 
  • Experienced, enthusiastic colleagues happy to guide and support you. 
  • Open, friendly, and fun company culture. 
  • Regular team activities, such as boat trips (we own a boat for some after-work fun time), padel tournaments, and yearly company trips (last year to a beautiful agriturismo in Italy) 
  • Flexibility in your work hours: if you like to, for example, go for a run during working hours, we encourage you to do so, because your well-being is paramount to thrive and be at your best at work! 

Interested?

Send your CV and a cover letter to alessia@nedstar.com. We are looking forward to possibly welcoming you to our team!