Meelunie is looking for a Freight Trader in a dynamic team.

Freight Trader - Meelunie HQ - Amsterdam

Can you fill this pivotal role within our organization? Working across the Commercial, Finance & Logistics teams, you need to be a dynamic team player who brings experience, knowhow and strong interpersonal skills to this demanding yet rewarding role.

We’ll encourage and support your professional and personal growth within our ambitious yet friendly multicultural work environment. As a leading global supplier of plant-based ingredients, we have earned a reputation for delivering. You will help us maintain our track record in excellence.

Based in Amsterdam, you’ll be responsible for purchasing freight to move our products to and from locations around the world. You’ll be working cross-functionally with the Commercial, Finance & Logistics teams, and responsible for managing our relationships with our vendors and customers. Our freight traders are well-organized, efficient multitaskers who can prioritize projects intelligently under pressure to ensure deadlines are met.

Location : Meelunie Head Office, Amsterdam Zuid

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Commercial and financial responsibility for freight portfolio including containers, breakbulk, road transport and warehousing.
  • Purchase worldwide freight from international carriers.
  • Work proactively on different pricing models and market analyses to ensure the best solution for our business.
  • Manage and monitor contract agreements.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to analyze, complex international freight markets.
  • Effective stakeholder management through timely advice on market developments.
  • Identify opportunities and implement improvements that optimize our global supply chain.

Skills & experience:

  • Master’s (preferably) or Bachelor’s, ideally from a Business School.
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in a commercial or purchasing position.
  • Strong commercial background and winner’s mentality.
  • Ambitious, results-oriented, entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Affinity with supply chain solutions and ERP systems.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Stress-resistant ability to feel energized by a fast-paced environment.
  • Well-developed time management skills, including ability to handle multiple projects with short-term deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Proven track record in building and maintaining relationships with international vendors and customers.
  • High proficiency in Dutch and English.


You’re comfortable working both in a team and independently. Flexible and collaborative with a get-things-done mindset, you have strong numerical, (data) analytical and social skills.

You enjoy interacting with others, helped by your genuine interest in different cultures and ability to build enduring business relationships.

You love closing great deals and are energized by the challenges of a highly-dynamic work environment like the international trade markets. You’re a stress-resistant, intelligent risk-taker. A go-getter who is also keen to learn and grow.

What we offer:

In addition to an energizing and inspiring role and workplace, we offer a strong range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market).
  • Informal, open work culture.
  • Freedom and flexibility to take ownership of your optimal work-life balance.
  • Training, education and development opportunities appropriate to your position.
  • Plenty of opportunities for personal development.
  • Highly-experienced and enthusiastic colleagues who will be happy to guide you.
  • A strong retirement plan.
  • Excellent employment conditions, including favorable variable remuneration, leave and group insurance arrangements.


Acquisition in respect of this vacancy is not wanted and will not be appreciated.

Company Profile:

Meelunie is a global supplier of plant-based ingredients. Our product range covers a wide variety of food and non-food applications, and includes trusted brands such as Windmill Potato Starch alongside an ever-growing assortment of organic products.

Meelunie is expanding its portfolio with, for example, fava isolate proteins produced in a brand-new Danish facility. These highly-innovative products are completely neutral in taste and color, making them ideal for a wide range of food applications. This will enable Meelunie to be a frontrunner in the protein transition to plant-based ingredients.

As well as our commitment to this transition, we believe sustainability adds value throughout our global processes by creating a positive impact within our industry, supply chains and communities.

We have offices across 5 continents and export to over 100 countries. But our added value goes far beyond that of a supplier. From risk management to multi-sourcing, quality assurance to tailor-made supply chains, we can draw on 150 years’ experience to develop comprehensive solutions designed to meet your specific needs.

Offices: The Netherlands (HQ), USA, Mexico, Argentina, China, Singapore, Australia and South Africa.

For more information, please contact Nermin Avdic (Logistics Director) via the APPLY button or visit: