Head Trader

Head Trader / VP Business Development 

 About the Client

Our client in an international trading house focused on trading raw, fresh and frozen poultry, pork, beef and fish products globally.


Reporting directly to the President of the company, the VP Business Development will be responsible for bringing in new business on an international level.

The VP Business Development will play a strategic role in the growth of the company.


As a Trader you will source and sell meat/seafood products internationally throughout the world. This individual will be involved in the trading process from beginning to end, including price and currency along with coordinating with the logistics and accounting team.

The individual should be comfortable in cold calling and comfortable in building and maintaining relationships with suppliers and buyers.  The individual should be able to formulate, achieve and surpass sales quotas.

As a Head Trader, the individual should be able to guide and grow a team of traders.


Competency Profile

The following competencies listed below define the role of VP Business Development

Results Orientation

Focuses strongly on achieving agreed upon outcomes and ensures that key objectives are met. Conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure. Aims to improve upon past performance. Establishes aggressive personal targets and strives to achieve them.


Proactive. Seizes opportunities and acts upon them immediately. Takes responsibility for own actions and addresses problems before asked.

Developing & Coaching Others

Accurately assesses strengths and development needs of employees. Challenges others to improve their abilities and actively supports their development. Continually provides timely and constructive feedback, coaching and challenging learning opportunities. Adjusts coaching style based on each employee’s ability and motivation level.

Commercial Acumen

Applies appropriate commercial and financial principles. Understands situations in terms of costs, profits, added-value and return on investment. Appreciates the commercial impact of own work on the organization’s total expenses and revenues.

Customer/Client Orientation

Strives to provide customers/clients with personalized and efficient service. Anticipates customers’/clients’ needs. Quickly follows up on customer/client contacts and complaints. Monitors and acts on measures of customer/client satisfaction.

Industry & Market Awareness

Seeks to anticipate and respond to industry and market changes/challenges by understanding key characteristics, issues and the factors driving them. Aware of competitor’s products, services and position.


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experienced and comfortable in cold calling
  • Experience in food trading
  • Comfortable working in small businesses and directly with the founder of the company
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive; intrinsically motivated
  • Comfortable travelling nationally and internationally


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