Meelunie Headquarters in Amsterdam is seeking a highly energetic and capable sales professional who thrives in a fast-paced global trading environment. a Inc. is looking for a Trader and Business Development Manager

Trader - Meelunie Headquarters

Meelunie is seeking a highly energetic and capable sales professional who thrives in a fast-paced global trading environment.  In addition to a proven record of sales success, the ideal candidate will also have Trading experience, but if not, will possess the aspiration to develop Trading skills, enabling him/her to move into a future Product Manager including purchasing responsibilities.

Location : Meelunie Amsterdam, Headquarters

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;
  • Managing risk associated with global and economic events while optimizing supply chains and margins;
  • Assess market trends and act on them.

Skills & experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years of commercial experience preferably in (plant-based) food, petfood industry, industrial applications (paper and cardboard), ingredients 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, (plant-based) ingredients trading, and international purchasing and selling 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 +/-25% 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;
  • Comfortable in working and deciding with only half of the information, we cannot know it all before we take action

What we offer:

Meelunie is its people. Loyal, self-starting, multinational and dynamic professionals whom we empower to go that extra mile for their clients, suppliers, and colleagues. We add value for our suppliers and customers. If you can do that, too, we’re interested in you. We invest time, energy and resources in our people. You’re given real responsibility, as well as every opportunity to develop yourself. And we expect you to grab that chance.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, Meelunie offers you a fun, entrepreneurial-spirited, collaborative team environment.

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.
We have offices across 5 continents and export to over 100 countries. But our added value goes far beyond that of a supplier. We can draw on 150 years’ experience to develop comprehensive solutions designed to meet our customer’s specific needs.
Offices: The Netherlands (HQ), USA, Mexico, China, Singapore, and Australia.

Meelunie is expanding its portfolio with 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.

Positive Impact drives our performance and sets the scope for our growth, financial returns and the evolution of our portfolio. Our efforts and ambitions are guided by B Corp and aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And we’ll seek out and work with partners who share our Positive Impact ambitions.

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

For more information, please contact Casper Braam (Commercial Director Meelunie) via the APPLY button or visit: