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Trader - Eastern Europe

Vanilla Steel

Vanilla Steel

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

The billion-euro metal trading industry is operated on Excel, PDF and Email. We are on a mission to transform buying and selling in one of the oldest industries of the modern world with seamless and intuitive digital solutions. Our technologies increase liquidity, accelerate transactions, reduce scrapping rates and enhance buying convenience for hundreds of steel and metal distributors across Europe.

As a team of young, international, and passionate professionals, we are always on the lookout for new talents to unlock the next phase of our growth.


We are looking for an outstanding individual to join our Berlin office as a Trader responsible for the Eastern European markets, working closely with senior management.

As a Trader, your primary objective will be to increase the P&L of the Eastern European region by sourcing and executing profitable transactions. This will require a combination of analytical skills and effective client interaction.

Your role is pivotal in enhancing Vanilla Steel's growth and establishing robust, profitable operations. You will engage in diverse company activities, specifically tailored to align with Vanilla Steel’s evolving business needs:

  • Manage the Eastern European markets, with a particular focus on Poland, Romania, and Hungary
  • Generate brokerage and trading activity on behalf of Vanilla Steel
  • Ensure thorough follow-up on deals, coordinating with the operations team for logistics and payment processes
  • Leverage existing client relationships. Be one of the key account managers for our Eastern European customers, with both supplier and buyer coverage
  • Proactively reach out to potential new clients, initiating cold contacts and arranging meetings to expand our customer base
  • Manage operational activities of the trading platform, such as preparing transactional data and order confirmations


  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial, and target-driven mentality
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, together with great verbal and written communication abilities
  • Good analytical skills, structured thinking and hands-on attitude
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in sales and account management. We are happy to consider young professionals as well as candidates with experience in the steel industry
  • Professional proficiency in both Polish and English is essential for this role. Knowledge of other languages, Romanian and Hungarian in particular, is highly valued

Less than 1 year of experience? Check out our internship position!


  • Direct report to the C-level, working closely with an experienced and driven sales team
  • Competitive salary based on experience + commission-based variable compensation
  • Open and fun working environment
  • Home office Tuesdays
  • Beautiful office located in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
  • Friday drinks on us!
Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 11626005
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Vanilla Steel

11-50 employees
Technology, Information and Internet

We are a VC-backed startup headquartered in Berlin with the mission of being the market leader for hassle-free metal trading in Europe.