Sourcing Trader
Reukema Recycling

starter or up to 3 year’s experience in a commercial environment

Reukema Recycling Harderwijk – non-ferrous scrap site

Reukema Recycling is an international trading & processing company in non-ferrous scrap metals and waste paper. In a changing and challenging market Reukema Recycling is taking bold steps to improve its service level toward its clients become market leader. The site in Harderwijk includes a yard processing 250.000 tons of material a year and a 21.000 square meter container terminal from where we ship 2-3 barges (circa 100 containers) a week. Material is mainly sourced from local scrap collectors based in Europe (Germany, Benelux and France) and shipped from our yard to customers in Europe China and India. Sourcing this material is the pivotal task supporting our business of global scrap trading. This is a highly competitive environment as the availability of scrap metal has decreased in recent years. Due to our continuous growth we are looking for 3 highly motivated sourcing traders to join our international trading desk. 

Position description Sourcing trader

A sourcing trader is responsible for sourcing a defined volume of scrap metal in a specific region in Europe.  As part of the trading desk team you will be responsible for reaching your teams’ target by achieving your personal KPI’s. Sourcing traders analyse macro-economic developments and translate those to a sourcing strategy for suppliers. You will develop your markets together with regional account managers. You will be trained to become a successful recycled metals/commodity trader in a highly competitive, rapidly changing, market. The trading desk is a dynamic team of ambitious talented young professionals that will soon be the “data-heart” of our sourcing organization.

Our HQ is based in Harderwijk, The Netherlands.​ This role will involve travel to visit clients for approximately 1 week in every two months. 

Responsibilities, Skills and Education

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for sourcing a defined volume of scrap metal in your European region.
  • Responsible for developing existing suppliers and finding new suppliers
  • Analysing the full market potential of non-ferrous scrap in your region in Europe and locating the relevant suppliers for our company
  • Developing client relationships with suppliers to increase share of wallet with supplier
  • Increasing market share
  • Helping our clients to use various high tech trading tools supplied by Reukema to increase the quality of the relationship
  • Monitoring market developments and developing a purchase strategies to share with the team leader

Skills and competencies

  • Commercial talent, who likes to work with clear targets
  • Highly intelligent, analytical person with the ability to solve complex problems
  • Hands-on approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing and completing multiple work assignments with minimal direction.
  • Affinity with computers, IT and software

 Education and knowledge required:

  • University or HBO+ level
  • Starter, or 1-3 years’ experience in a commercial environment
  • Dutch English and German language at professional proficiency (Native German speakers are preferred)

Who are we looking for

Commercial talents who are able to constantly see opportunities in a highly competitive market. You need to have excellent people skills to communicate with all levels within our clients’ companies. Are you analytical, ambitious and passionate about becoming a part of the best scrap metal trading organization in Europe. Then contact us!

About Reukema

Reukema Recycling combines entrepreneurship, advantageous logistical operations and in-depth-knowledge of both the products traded as well as the needs of our clients all around the globe. Reukema Recycling is a professional, loyal and open-minded organization. We believe in developing our people through open communication, stimulating initiative, training and self-learning.

Reukema Recycling offers competitive compensation, a complete benefits package and the possibility to develop in a dynamic, international and ambitious environment.


If you meet the criteria and are interested in this position, please send your Interested applicants should send their CV and motivation letter in Dutch or English to Romy Oldenhof, ( or call 0341  416 844.

vacature geplaatst op 11 Sep 2014 door Reukema Recycling



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