Trade Execution Specialist

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

No agencies please

ED&F Man Liquid Products Division is a leading global supplier in molasses, molasses blends and related liquid products as well as dry cargo products for food and (mainly) animal feed industry. The Amsterdam office is the regional headquarters for the European, Asian and African business. We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Trade Execution Specialist. The role will report to the Trade Execution & Logistics Manager.


The Trade Execution Specialist will work as part of an ambitious team responsible for contract execution and will play a key role in our logistics operations.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Compile purchase and sales contracts
  • Open Imports Letters of Credit/Bid bonds/Performance bonds
  • Prepare documents to be presented under Export Letters of Credit
  • Arrange payment to suppliers and service providers
  • Arrange sales invoicing to customer (incl. finalization of contractual quality settlements)
  • Arrange collection of money from customers
  • Assign and instruct surveyors and agents in loading and discharge ports
  • Arrange insurance declarations
  • Ensure Customs regulations is complied with
  • Instruct sampling and analysis of our products

We offer a challenging role in a very dynamic environment.


  • Have an educational degree in a related area is preferred;
  • Have 5 years+ of hands-on experience in a trade execution role in an international trading environment;
  • Speaks business English fluently;
  • Is keen to take on new challenges and go the extra mile;
  • Must be very organised and able to work within tight deadlines with minimum supervision;
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively build strong working relationships;
  • Team player with an eye for detail;
  • Has a pro-active attitude with the ability to work independently;
  • Is flexible and adaptable;
  • Is critical and look for improvements in terms of effectivity and efficiency;
  • Takes ownership and responsibility;
  • Has a high level of integrity, perseverance, resilience and self-reflection.


  • Right to work in The Netherlands

Who We Are


Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 5,500 people in 50 countries and annual revenue in excess of $7bn. We trade, source, store, process, ship and distribute agricultural products, such as sugar, coffee, molasses and animal feed. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business. Each year we trade 11m bags of coffee, 11m tonnes of sugar and 6m tonnes of animal feed.

Essential Behaviours          

Here at ED&F Man we are guided by our five company values: Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus and Entrepreneurship. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self-Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Equal Opportunities Statement

ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.


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