Trader (Mandarin speaking) (Group)

Zambia, Full Time

ALISTAIR is one of East and Southern Africa’s fastest growing service companies, providing a variety of self-delivered logistics solutions with core competencies in road freight and operational hire of material handling equipment. The business has gone from strength to strength, growing quickly in both its geographical coverage and variety of services offered to clients. At the moment, the Group employees over 750 personnel, delivers services across sixteen countries and is poised for significant further expansion.

Alistair Group has grown into a fully integrated logistics company.  Consequently, we have started selling some low value, high volume commodities to our clients on a DAP basis.  The goal of this role is to expand the initial order book into a fully operational business line for the wider Group

To engage with end clients in order to successfully and profitably sell commodities into the mining space
To engage with suppliers of bulk products in order to buy the best products at the best price
To engage with stakeholders (ports, internal transport team, etc) in order to create differentiated and value added sales for our clients
Accountable for the P&L of the trading division
Responsible for solidifying the current nascent trades and creating  a strong pipeline of opportunities and sales going forward

Mandarin speaking
BA in a relevant subject
5+ years of relevant trading experience
Experience working with mining clients in Africa
Established network of quality suppliers of bulk chemicals

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