Commercial Manager / Trader | Middle-East | Full-Time

Permanent employee - Full-time - Amsterdam

Sales & Logistics - Experience: 2-5 years


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
Competitive salary
Flexible working at home
26 vacation days
32-40 hour work week
Fun and young team
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Job description

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?  Do you speak fluent English and have a couple of years of experience in a commercial role? Then Nedstar is the right place for you! At Nedstar, we foster your talents, giving you the space to develop personally and professionally within a solid, fast-growing company and an extremely collaborative and ambitious team.

About the role and key responsibilities

As Commercial Manager/Trader, you are responsible for the purchase and sale of ethanol in Europe. You develop your own budget and market strategy, constantly seeking out new sales and growth opportunities in various EU markets. Your main goal is to generate favourable business relationships with ethanol suppliers, customers, and other partners You will be part of a supportive team of commercial managers, with whom you can discuss opportunities, challenges and ideas. And backed by our excellent logistics team, you will make sure to get the most out of Nedstar’s activities in your target market. Your home office is in the heart of old Amsterdam, but 20-30% of your time will be spent visiting customers and suppliers.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain existing business relationships with customers and suppliers in your target markets.
  • Generate new leads in European and international markets.
  • Support our commercial team in reaching Nedstar’s commercial goals by strengthening our market position and expanding into new niche markets.
  • Work with our logistics team to deliver your customers’ ethanol products directly to their doorstep.

Your profile

As a Nedstar Commercial Manager, you are a strategic thinker and dynamic self-starter in the continuous search of new business opportunities to improve and expand our market position. You are results-focused, ambitious, and committed to achieving and surpassing your and Nedstar’s goals. You love travelling and feel comfortable working with young professionals in an informal yet dynamic international B2B trade setting. Socially intelligent with strong communication skills, you’re 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, with other languages being a plus
  • Previous relevant work experience in the commercial field is beneficial
  • Strong numeracy and abstract thinking skills
  • Persuasive and strong negotiation skills
  • Analytical, sharp, and precise
  • Adaptable people person who is capable of building and maintaining long-term relationships
  • Team player

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.
  • 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!


Send your CV and a cover letter to We are looking forward to possibly welcoming you to our team!