Open Position

Trader and Business Development Manager

Meelunie - Greater Chicago Area

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



Meelunie BV is a global supplier of a wide range of ingredients such as starches, proteins, and sweeteners, for a broad variety of applications such as food, petfood, feed and industrial.

With over 150 years of experience, activities in 80+ countries and with more than 100 employees, Meelunie is a true world-wide (market) leader in the supply of plant-based ingredients. Meelunie America is part of the Amsterdam-based Meelunie BV.


Candidate´s profile

  • 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.
  • Hands-on, pragmatic approach that contributes to growth in both volume and trading profit (margins).
  • Familiar with global supply chains, agricultural trading, and international purchasing dynamics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Based in or willing to relocate to greater Chicago area.
  • You will be travelling ~30% of your time.


What you’ll do there:

  • 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


Remuneration & Benefits

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

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