We are looking to hire an

International Industrial Raw Materials Trader - French Speaking

Based in Athens or Thessaloniki | Ref: IRM - 0622

About VIPA

VIPA is a European multinational company, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a leading position in the global recycling and recovered material trading sectors. Its Greek subsidiary, VIPA Hellas, has the country headquarters in Thessaloniki (G&G Office Complex, Mediterranean Cosmos area) and employs more than 270 people in Greece, achieving constant dynamic growth in both operations and manpower. We are looking for a dynamic sales professional with little or no experience to become a member of our team based in Thessaloniki or Athens. This is a fantastic opportunity for people interested in making a career in international trade, in a dynamic and fast-paced company, with a leading role in the international circular economy.


For us, each and every team member is special and important, and this is the reason why we invest in education, training, personal and professional growth. We offer great working conditions in a multinational environment.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Daily communication with existing and potential customers in order to develop sales

  • Develop and maintain relationships of trust and cooperation with existing and potential customers

  • Support corporate customers in issues they face regarding their orders, in collaboration with the Back Office department

  • Monitor the competition

  • Keep relevant records, provide reports to the management and achieve the company's goals

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Fluency in French and English

  • Background in sales is desired, but not necessary

  • Ideally, a degree in Business or Economics

  • Customer-centric approach

  • Dynamic and energetic character

  • Very good communication skills

  • Availability for international business travels

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, according to experience and qualifications

  • Sales bonus, based on targets achievement

  • Private health insurance

  • Continuous support for career development & coaching as well as extensive, specialized training

  • Excellent working conditions in a multinational environment

  • Hybrid work mode - option for working from home for some days of the week

* Only candidates based in Greece will be considered. No relocation offered.

All applications will be considered strictly confidential

VIPA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, or any other status protected under law.