Glycerine Trader 

Do you enjoy working in a high pace environment and can you optimize the commercial margins while working on reducing the world’s carbon footprint? Maybe you are the new colleague that joins our client’s trade team in Amsterdam.

About our client

Our client is a waste-based biodiesel producer with a vision to help decarbonise transport worldwide. They have 3 operational locations in Europe (Scotland, England and Amsterdam, The Netherlands). They turn waste oils into low carbon fuel which significantly contributes to reducing the CO2 emissions of transport. They believe in using waste materials only and continuously search for new waste to be turned into higher value products. They invest in people and their development as well as R&D to drive innovation in products, technologies and operational excellence. They are highly entrepreneurial and are constantly acting on new opportunities.

Our client is an expanding organisation and a leading waste based biodiesel producer with a vision to decarbonise transport globally. As part of a Group, our client has the backing and ambitions to strengthen its sustainability performance and be best in class.

About the job

The Glycerine Trader will be responsible for developing and managing glycerine trading activities, such as purchase crude glycerine and sell technical grade refined glycerine, for Group. Glycerine is a by-product from the biodiesel production process with different market applications worldwide. To extract the maximum value from trading Glycerine you will take ownership of this portfolio by doing thorough market research, understand value-in-use of this product with suppliers and end customers, analyse technical spread valuations and develop and execute a trade strategy (buying and selling).

Tasks and responsibilities

▪Develop and execute crude glycerine procurement for the glycerine refining plant
▪Develop and execute the sale strategy of the technical refined glycerine
▪Negotiate commercial sales contracts which will provide valuable options to the company
▪Assess technical and commercial feasibility of the company’s Glycerine options by coordinating with internal stakeholders (technical, trade, supply chain, sustainability) and external stakeholders (suppliers, customers and brokers)
▪Support new investment initiatives including increasing they company’s refining capacity or further processing of refined glycerine into new products
▪Understand and develop certification requirements for the different crude glycerine origins as well as for different applications
▪Keep up to date with all relevant legislative drivers within biodiesel and biochemistry sector to ensure that the company is able to exploit market for new sources of crude glycerine and new applications
▪Perform a thorough analysis of the crude glycerine market (volumes, quality, players and pricing structures)
▪Perform a thorough analysis of the refined glycerine market in EU
▪Exploit business development opportunities, raising company profile and getting new business contacts within the industry
▪Support other trade team projects related to feedstock and biodiesel market
▪Attend conferences, events, expo’s, shows and presentations to raise company profile, build customer relationships and exploit potential business opportunities


To be successful in this position you should recognize yourself in the following points:

▪Master in finding trading opportunities
▪Experience for at least 2 years in a commercial role in a B2B environment
▪Commercial mindset to optimize the value of each contract
▪Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
▪Able to analyse and interpret data
▪Understanding of commodity trading
▪Sense of responsibility and drive to ensure high quality of work
▪Strong communication skills
▪Excellent English communication skills verbal and written

What they offer

▪Opportunity to be part of a dynamic and highly motivating trade team
▪Permanent fulltime role based at our facility in Amsterdam with the option to work from home
▪Good primary and secondary employment conditions and an attractive pension scheme
▪A bonus scheme based on stated business results
▪Working to an sustainable future with 350 passioned colleagues and lots of room for personal development

Interested ?

Please apply using the form below and enclose your resumée.


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