senior trader - recyclables in Northern Suburbs Melbourne

Northern Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
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AU$ 120,000 per year
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job description

About the company

Well renowned materials processing company with a great name in the industry.

Innovative progressive thinking with strong tenured staff that just don’t seem to leave.

About the role

Working closely with Management domestically and internationally to ensure all trading possibilities are explored whilst complying with the internal procurement strategy of the group. Sourcing, procurement and sale of recyclable materials within Australaia as well as supplier markets around the world.

There is also a responsibility to build and maintain excellent supplier & customer relationships and contracts to enable ongoing sourcing of the products that will underpin sustainable trading activity over the long term.


  • Build supplier relationships and contracts to ensure ongoing sourcing of product that will underpin sustainable trading activity
  • Expand range of materials and commodities sourced from existing supplier base.
  • Identify prospective suppliers and developing relationships to generate new business, whilst complying with procurement strategy of the group.
  • Sourcing additional volumes for trading both within and outside of the existing supplier network.
  • Work directly with our sales office to match off opportunities to our supplier base.
  • All trades to be back-to-back (Buy/sell & Foreign exchange)
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of each client’s production volumes and processes, quality procedures and ability to adhere to specifications
  • Develop and explore new market/customer opportunities to support the aggressive growth plans
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of current commodity markets, competitor activity and pricing, export logistics and operations fundamentals.
  • Generate quotations/proposals, deal summary sheets & purchase orders and issue documentation to suppliers with follow ups and possible revisions and resubmissions
  • Actively engage suppliers’ sites to assess material quality and observe loading procedures

Skills & experience

  • Tertiary Qualification in Business advantageous
  • Australasia network knowledge from the recycling and waste management sectors
  • Understanding of commodity markets, export principles and operations
  • Relevant trading experience in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of international customer base that complements said commodities
  • Understanding and ability to influence and/or navigate International Corporate Culture
  • Sound and astute commercial sense
  • Proven people management and relationship skills


  • Above market salary negotiable based on experience
  • Diploma and schooling up-skilling options
  • Strong internal promotional options in different divisions and sectors

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact David Simpson on 03 9252 2177 or email

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