Plastics Jobs

Jobs and vacancies in the plastics and packaging industry in South Africa.

Job / Vacancy – Plastic Trader

Senior Commodity Trader

Plastic / Chemical / Paper Industry

Role Description

The Client's company profile can be described as a high-performance culture with an entrepreneurial nature. The Company require the skills and expertise of Senior Commodity Traders to identify new business opportunities and to grow the Company's Trading portfolio. The candidate must be male, well presented, efficient, intelligent and able to communicate and interact with stakeholders which includes end users, broker/banks, traders and exchanges. Furthermore, the candidate must be able and available to travel and stay both locally and internationally on short notice, and in instances for extensive periods. The job requires the ability to liaise and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Reporting structure will be to the CEO and the successful candidate must have the ability to work within a team.

Minimum requirements for the role:
At least 5 years' experience, and well versed in either the / Chemical / plastics / Paper Trading an advantage
Strong financial / commercial acumen and excellent negotiator
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Positive working attitude with initiative and attention to details
Independent, self-motivated and business driven
Computer literacy is essential with skills and knowledge of Microsoft packages (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint)
Knowledge of financial / commercial reporting is essential
Experience in handling contract, Letter of Credit, Demurrage, Chartering
Experience with inventory and terminal operational control, cargo/stock, liability

The successful candidate will be responsible for: Evaluate existing market situation and determine opportunities for profit making
Monitor the trade flows from various origins and seek opportunities to develop new channel of supply
Identify and build strategic long-term contracts and spot opportunities
Coordinate, mitigate and manage finance, risk and credit
Manage a profitable trading book, prepare and analyse reports and charts to generate profits
Liaison with Banks and Institutions
Government liaison and work closely with other brokers and market makers

Salary package is negotiable based on experience.
For more information, kindly contact Anita on Tel: 082 335 8929 or via email on
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Plastics Manufacturing Trainer Required

Location: Gauteng
Remuneration: Market related
Job Type: Commission based/contract based (Potential to become permanent in the long term)

Description of role:
A position has become available for a Trainer/educator in Plastics Manufacturing.
The position could be awarded to someone who has had at least 10 years’ experience as a Machine Setter/Production Manager/Supervisor/General Manager/Consultant/Trainer in a Plastics Manufacturing plant/environment, or has the technical understanding of the plastics manufacturing processes on an in-depth level.
Knowledge & experience in at least one of the following plastics manufacturing technologies: Injection Moulding, Injection Stretch Blow moulding, Extrusion Blow Moulding, Extrusion and knowledge & experience in multiple technologies is a bonus. The candidate must have the ability to break down concepts and teach them to learners according to the training material supplied by the company. Previous training experience will be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Managing Director.
The job will include the following:

  • Conducting Training Courses (Short courses and or/long term programmes such as learnerships) to groups to people.
  • Performing pre-assessments & skills gap analyses on learners and formative assessments.
  • Ensuring that the necessary official admin is performed before and after training courses.

Candidate to have the following qualities:

  • An understanding that there is always more that can be learnt in order to improve
  • Ethics, loyalty & reliability
  • Confidence
  • Patience & perseverance
  • Strong peoples skills
  • Own transport & timekeeping

If you feel that you are the person for this position, please send through your CV and a short brief of your experience in plastics, and why you feel you would be able to excel in this training position to . Please note that CVs without a covering letter will not be considered.

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