Junior Trader

Junior Trader

Your role

As a member of the commercial trade team and in close cooperation with technical service and logistics, you are responsible for maintaining existing customer and supplier relationships. On the other hand, creating new business opportunities in the assigned markets and identifying and monitoring market and product developments are also key for this role. As Junior Trader in a trade-driven organization, you will contribute to optimize both technical and commercial relationships with suppliers and customers and develop business opportunities with these partners, products and/or applications. Closing international deals, taking risks, traveling internationally, with all of these activities, the position should fit you like a glove.

As our new Junior Trader you:

  • Maintain existing customer/supplier relationships.
  • Create new business opportunities in the assigned market areas.
  • Identify and monitor market and product developments and periodically report this to the Managing Director and Commercial Director
  • Position Interfood as a global dairy expert.
  • Follow the policy position in consultation with Senior Traders and Traders.
  • Draft purchase and sales contracts using correct INCO-terms and payment terms.
  • Visit customers and suppliers in the assigned market areas and attend international trade fairs.
  • Participate in the weekly Traders Meeting.
  • Set the annual personal goals with respect to markets, customers and suppliers.

Your profile

Completed BSc / MSc education in a business/science/humanity-related field.

You have the drive to win every day. You take (calculated) risks and you operate independently.

You gain energy from numerical thinking as well as building long-lasting relationships.

You are a good relationship builder and can easily connect to both technical and commercial people.

Good communications and language skills (English and another foreign language are a must). On top of that you have superior social skills.

You like to travel internationally. (10-30% of your time) And want to work abroad after a few years within the company.

Your colleagues

Lars Versluijs
Lars Versluijs

Why Interfood?
Because Interfood’s purpose says it all: Together for better. Top quality staff will ensure top quality services. Therefore, Interfood invests in the development of her employees. There is a lot of room for personal growth. Besides that, there is a huge growth potential within the European business hub, but also on international level in one of our other global offices. You are always oriented internationally during a work week, which includes traveling. What I never would have said in my previous job, I can now say proudly: I love going to work!

What do you expect from your new colleague?
Teamwork, ambition and professional & commercial skills. He or she should really have the drive to win every day. But also, and as important as the previous, good humor, easy going and positive mindset.

What do you do in your spare time?
Apart from having to deal with multiple languages and cultures, which I love a lot, you get the opportunity to work abroad after a few years at Interfood. In a company with 14 offices globally, you can learn from your foreign colleagues every day. Learn about the global industry, about local habits, and more importantly, learn how to do business the best way in an ever-changing dairy industry.

Michiel Beks
Michiel Beks

Why Interfood?
Work hard – play hard. Be good for Interfood and Interfood will be good for you. Despite the fact Interfood provides a challenging professional atmosphere, there is also time to enjoy sports activities, have a good lunch and enjoy other secondary benefits. Interfood has got it all for me; fun, challenging job, freedom, nice colleagues, ambitious and leadership. The dynamical environment triggers you to get the best out of yourself and the team you work in. Working ‘’together for better’’ is really in the veins of the company.

What do you expect from your new colleague?
A motivated and dedicated person, who is willing to explore the industry, to build relationships and really wants to learn about the ins-and-outs of the global dairy industry.

What do you do in your spare time?
Interfood gives its employees the opportunity to work abroad for several years, which is great for your professional and personal learning curve. For me, my journey at Interfood started as a Jr. Trader at BV office. After moving to our Singapore office, I went from being a Jr. Trader in a specific Supply Chain Planner role for multinational Mondelez, to a general Jr. Trader role. And after a couple of years in Singapore, I’m now back in the BV office, in the role of Trader. More experienced, culturally sensitive and with a huge international network.

Our offer

  • Competitive compensation and benefits. Salary depends on your experience and education.
  • Free delicious an healthy lunch.
  • Participate in fun team activities.
  • International career opportunities.
  • 40 hour work week, 25 holidays.
  • We value your personal development and have a strategic focus on our learning program.
  • Free gym inside our office.
  • Travel internationally.

About Interfood

Do you like to work for an international company? Do you value professionality and quality? Are you comfortable in a dynamic environment? But on the other hand looking for cooperation in a close and informal team? Then Interfood is the ideal employer for you.

The Interfood Group is a leading global dairy trading company (milk powders, butter, cheese, dairy blends etc.). The Group consists of 14 offices in all continents with more than 350 employees. Our constant strive for optimal quality, up-to-date knowledge and a profound focus on service, enables Interfood to create the difference for its robust network of both clients and suppliers.

Interfood keeps on growing and developing by its proactive market approach.

We stimulate personal development and initiatives from our employees. Interfood, originally a family-based company, proves that global professionalism can still be combined with a unique personal company culture, in which we focus on following values: Teamwork, Commitment, Continuous Improvement, Professionalism & Responsible Leadership. All contributing to our purpose: Together for better.

Will you become our new team member?