Trading Operator - Portuguese - Rotterdam (MR-33980229)

Location: Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Salary: €4400 - €5000 per month + competitive
Job Type: Contract
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Are you ready to step into the world of operations, trade and supply? Do you want to be part of a hardworking, ambitious and enthusiastic team of people? Are you looking for a role where you can be in charge of operational in combination with financial processes and develop your project management skills? Than this might be an interesting opportunity for you.

Trading Operator


Location: Rotterdam
Contract: Full-time (40h)
Languages: English
Industry: Raw materials

Where will you work?
The company you will work for is a global firm in the specialty chemical industry. They are gaining their success and rapid growth due their strategy which is based on the innovation and sustainable development pillars, focusing on ensuring operational excellence, innovating in solutions for a better life and developing an increasingly sustainable product portfolio. Sounds interesting right? There are concrete initiatives in this sense, such as the release of green plastic, produced from a sustainable source, and the continuous evolution of its health, safety, and environment performance indicators.

In your role as Trading Operator, The successful Trading Operator is responsible for Chemical products and vessels operations assuring that the movement of cargo runs in a smooth and timely manner with accurate
contract execution. You focus on cost savings and optimization, preserving and adding value to the entire operational process. You are also able to extract the most value from a deal by combining operational knowledge and commercial acumen. With the support from the traders, you understand the market and its position to make assertive decisions.

Here you can find a summary of your responsibilities;
* Effectively communicate with traders, charterers, schedulers, demurrage analysts and other internal and external parties to develop logistical solutions to meet commercial excellence and customer satisfaction.
* Provide to counterparties accurate documents including Bill of Lading, commercial invoices, quantity and quality certificates, origin certificates, voyage and discharge orders, MSDS, debit/credit notes;
* Follow up vetting clearance of vessels and nominate vessels to counterparties;
* Follow up vessel operations, such as daily tracking of vessels and other operational dates to avoid incurring in unplanned costs;
* Negotiate Letter of Credit clauses with counterparties, check drafts and SWIFTs received from the banks, provide all required documents, follow up discrepancies and coordinate with bank receipt of updated documents, assuring presentation of those in good order and on time;
* Complete voyage/storage reconciliations and identify/investigate possible loss/gain differences for every operation;
* Support project developments for new operations and optimization of already existing processes.

What our client is looking for in the next Trading Operator colleague;
You are seeking a challenging job opportunity with the willingness to learn and where you can either participate or perhaps lead project regarding process improvement. You are a service oriented person that shows strong character and has a strong analytical capacity. You have proven that you can take ownership of tasks and solve issues using your judgement and discretion. With some professional experience, you've shown you can work to guidelines and that you're a positive, helpful team member. You're a good listener and questioner with attention to detail and the ability to remain courteous to your internal stakeholder - even if you're dealing with a difficult situation.

To qualify yourself for this job opportunity, you can recognize yourself in the following;
* You have the ability to prioritise the work load, work on tight deadlines and be able to work under pressure;
* You are able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail;
* Minimum experience of two years in the trading of commodities business, with deep understanding of incoterms, maritime operations and terminology;
* You are fluent Portuguese;
* Bachelor or master's degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Engineering or related field;
* Prior experience with SAP or other enterprise software(s) is a big plus;
* Advanced Excel and other Microsoft Office tools is required;
* 2-3 years of prior experience with back office work will be an advantage (trading or contract management is preferred);
* Demonstrate very strong analytical skills and attention to details;
* Effective organizational skills;
* Effective communication skills;
* Demonstrate ability to well understand priorities, effectively multitask and meet critical deadlines;
* Ability to receive and provide strong and constructive feedbacks.

What will you get in return;
You will have the opportunity to work for an international company. There is always someone ready to jump in and help out, and the same is expected of you. Furthermore, they believe that hard work should pay off,
creating new opportunities for you to grow.
* Full time workweek (40hrs) with the possibility to work from home
* 12 month Contract provided by JP Gray
* 25 holidays
* Salary indication between EUR 4400.00 - EUR 5000.00 gross per month, depending on your experience
* Holiday allowance
* Pension plan from day 1
* Travel expenses when applicable.

Interested?
If you are interested in this role please apply via the website, Linked In or contact Nick Keizer via n.keizer(a)jpgray.nl. I would be more than happy to answer your questions in case you have them.

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