We are looking to hire a

Scrap Metals Trader

Based in Rotterdam, Netherlands| Ref: MTT - 0722

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 subsidiary in the Netherlands, VIPA Lausanne SA - NL Branch, is headquartered in Rotterdam and employs more than 10 people, achieving constant dynamic growth in both operations and manpower. As our business is growing, we want to grow our Metals team with a specialized professional.


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, in a dynamic and fast-growing company.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage relationships with supplier base through face-to-face meetings, emails and telephone calls

  • Perform inspection of material to ensure quality

  • Monitor Scrap Metal prices and market trends in order to talk intelligently to suppliers about the market and procure material

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

  • Collaboration with non-metal procurement team in Europe

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Experience in a similar commercial or logistics role in commodity trading sector

  • Familiarity with the Metals industry in Europe

  • Strong commercial acumen / negotiation skills

  • Availability for international travel

  • Good numerical skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Adaptive to change, and ability to work under pressure

  • Strong decision-making ability

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, according to experience and qualifications

  • Sales bonus, based on targets achievement

  • Private life and health insurance

  • Excellent working conditions in a multinational environment

  • Hybrid working schedule - working from home some days of the week

  • Exceptional opportunities for professional and personal development in a dynamic and fast-moving company

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.