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Job ID 149766 Date posted 08/30/2021 Location : Tokyo, Japan

Job Purpose and Impact

Business: Toshoku business

Department: Speciality Cocoa Department in Confectionery & Dairy Category

The Merchant will participate in handling a supplier base and fulfill transactions delivering commodities that meet production requirements and specifications in terms of timing, volume, quantity and cost. We seek a professional who will help buy and sell commodities from/to country elevators, producers, feed mills and processors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with transportation and logistics, quality assurance, customer managers and credit manager to ensure efficient execution and resolve routine problems.
  • Help plan purchases and transportation to maximize profitable use of stock and storage facilities.
  • Enter most routine data and run specialty reports from our contract management databases and systems.
  • Research and analyze various freight opportunities in the marketplace to maximize margin.
  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minumum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • a few years of working experience
  • English communication skill (verbal, written) at business level (TOEIC 800 and above)
  • Japanese communication skill (verbal, written) at native level

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4-5 yrs of working experience
  • 2-3 yrs of B to B sales experience
  • Experience in logistics industry
  • Interests in financial markets, exchange, stocks, etc.
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