European plastics trader
Reukema Recycling

Borders Recycling UK is part of Reukema Recycling. Reukema Recycling is an international trading and processing company in non-ferrous scrap metals, waste paper and plastics. Within Reukema Recycling the Reukema Paper Group, through it’s companies Borders Recycling Ltd and Reukema Papier Hardrwijk BV, is focusing on trading and sorting various types of waste paper and plastics. Our site in Harderwijk includes a plant processing 35.000 tons of material a year. Our trading office in the UK (Borders Recycling Ltd) is trading over 200.000 tons of material annually. Material is mainly sourced from waste paper and plastic collectors in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Finding outlets for this material in the Continental Europe selling market is the pivotal task supporting our business. This is a highly competitive environment. Due to our ambitious plans for developing our plastic business in the UK we are looking for a highly motivated plastic trader for our international trading team to help us further develop Borders Recycling’s selling market on the European continent.


As a plastics trader you are responsible for selling a high volume of various types of plastics bought in the UK market to off-takers being active on the European continent As part of the trading team you will be responsible for finding new outlets and building a sustainable and profitable relationship between us and our customers. You will analyse your customer’s business and their companies to identify where and how we can provide ultimate added value. You will be trained to become a successful recycled plastics/commodity trader in a highly competitive, rapidly changing market by our trading team. For the first 6-9 months you will be based at Borders Recycling Ltd in Hexham,UK. After this initial training period you will be ready to start visiting clients and will spend approximately 50% of your time performing site visits in the Netherlands, Germany and some other European countries. From then you will be based in Harderwijk, the Netherlands at Borders Recycling’s sister company Reukema Papier Harderwijk. After 12 months you will be a fully trained plastics trader operating in the field responsible for your own accounts and targets.


Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for trading plastics on the European Continent
  • Responsible for developing existing customers and finding new customers

  • Analysing the full market potential of plastics in the European continent and locating the relevant customers for our company 

  • Developing client relationships with customers to increase share of wallet with the customer

  • Increasing market share

  • Monitoring market developments and developing  purchase/selling 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 

  • Able to plan and organise own workload 

  • Ability to work independently, prioritising and completing multiple work assignments with minimal direction 

  • Affinity with computers, IT and software

Education and knowledge required:

  • University or College+ level
  • Starter, or 1-3years’ experience in a commercial environment
  • Native English Speaker and German language at professional proficiency


Commercial talents who are able to constantly see opportunities in a highly competitive market. You need to have excellent people skills to communicate and influence al all levels to our suppliers. Are you analytical, ambitious and passionate about becoming a part of the best plastics trading organisation in the UK? Then contact us!


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 organisation. 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 CV and motivation letter in English to Romy Oldenhof, ( or call +31 (0)341 416 844.

vacature geplaatst op 26 Sep 2014 door Reukema Recycling



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