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Head of Specialty Fertilizer Trading

Job Reference: RS0468B

Job Title: Head of Specialty Fertilizer Trading

Location: Europe

Product: Softs & Agriculture

Role: Trading

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Redstone Commodity Search are working with an International Fertilizer company looking for a trader to Head up the Specialty Trading Department for their office in Zug, Switzerland.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Manage the sourcing and sales of specialty fertilizer products (SOP, T-MAP, T-DAP, CN, PN, MKP, UP, MgS, MgN, ZnS, Kieserite etc.) and build a strong network in Latin American, African and European markets
  • Build on the company’s existing strong regional business throughout Europe and Africa, expanding the current product portfolio where possible
  • Establish long-term client relationships, advise on and identify new business opportunities (new markets, product development needs etc.) in key sourcing origins and sales destinations
  • Work closely and coordinate with the logistics and finance and accounting teams
  • Reports into the Director of Trading

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience international trading with specialty fertilizer products into the required destination markets, Latin America, Africa and Europe, is a must – more experience is favourable
  • Experience trading SOP, T-MAP, T-DAP, CN, PN, MKP, UP, MgS, MgN, ZnS, and Kieserite is preferred, experience trading water-soluble, foliar, NPKs etc. will also be considered
  • Strong Relationship Management / Business Development skills with excellent knowledge of the specialty fertilizer buyers and producers
  • The ideal candidate will have experience and an established network for sourcing specialty products from China as well as a knowledge of export / logistics processes for container shipments
  • Candidate must be fluent in English and Spanish (written & spoken). Additional language skills (French, Portuguese, Mandarin etc.) would be an asset
  • Located in Zug, Switzerland or happy to relocate to the area – Valid Swiss permit or EU citizenship is a must


For all positions based in Switzerland, Redstone Commodity Search ltd works with their licensed Swiss partner Accurity GmbH. All candidate applications are handled in accordance with Swiss law.

If you match the job description and are keen on applying for this role; please send us a copy of your resume/cover letter to or submit your application through the Vacancy Form.