Meelunie America Inc. is looking for a Trader and Business Development Manager

Trader and Business Development Manager - Meelunie America

Meelunie America, is part of the green evolution. Meelunie is constantly expanding and shows strong, rapid growth. Therefore, we are looking to welcome a Trader and Business development manager to develop its portfolio of plant-based ingredients.

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Join us and become our next “Trader and Business Development Manager”!

Location : Meelunie Inc, America

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Expect to further develop and run your own book with the support from an IT, logistics and finance department.
  • Manage and grow your high-profile customers with expected turnover of $30 mio+
  • Managing risk associated with global and economic events while optimizing supply chains and margins.
  • Assess market trends and act on them.

Skills & experience:

  • 3-7 years of experience in (plant-based) food, petfood industry, industrial applications (paper and cardboard), or (non-screen) physical commodity trade.
  • You like to be customer facing and have proven track record of successful sales and business development.
  • Familiar with global supply chains, agricultural trading, and international purchasing dynamics.
  • Proficient in understanding and navigating markets.
  • Professional in appearance, customer-focused, intuitive thinker with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Microsoft Office Skillset and strong understanding of ERP systems.
  • You are familiar with Incoterms and international payment terms and conditions.
  • You will be travelling ~30% of your time.


  • Hands-on, pragmatic approach that contributes to growth in both volume and trading profit (margins).
  • Flexible and adaptable; open communicator with a natural curiosity to learn and understand the business. Must be self-driven and highly motivated; comfortable working independently yet, also collaborative and comfortable working with cross-functional (international) teams.
  • Based in or willing to relocate to greater Chicago area.

What we offer:

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, they offer a fun, entrepreneurial-spirited, collaborative team in an international environment. We offer a fantastic compensation package including competitive base pay, generous bonus, plus a comprehensive benefit package, with 401(k) match.

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.

In 2022, Meelunie has expanded 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, China, Singapore, and Australia.

For more information, please contact Jan Pieter Resink (Commercial Director Meelunie America) via the APPLY button or visit: