Product Manager Surfactants


Wilmar Europe in Rotterdam is a fast growing and international processor and trader in the plant based oleochemicals industry. We are a strong proponent of sustainable growth and are strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and are a pioneer in that field in our industry.

Wilmar Europe's head office where the trade and commercial activities for Europe are handled, is located at Delftseplein next to the Central Station in Rotterdam.

We are currently looking for a strategically sound and commercially driven:     

Product Manager Surfactants


In this role you will manage the assigned product portfolio with respect to profit & loss performance and execute the business strategy to ensure profitability and volume targets are reached.

Main responsibilities:

  • Execute the business plan for the assigned portfolio as agreed with the General Manager
  • Set sales price levels in agreement with management and communicate to account managers
  • Buy and sell products within the assigned product portfolio
  • Report daily positions, traded volumes, realised and unrealised financial results, update product(s) portfolio and any market changes to management
  • Follow raw material markets, currency, and political changes
  • Develop new markets and inform management on market developments
  • Understand future market trends and inform management on potential strategy in capturing trends
  • Maintain relationship with suppliers and tolling partners
  • Maintain commercial relationships with key account(s) and identify potential synergy
  • Optimise product mix and profitability
  • Ensure agreed volumes and pricing of goods delivered to customers are in line with frame contracts 
  • Contribute to logistics and planning for assigned product portfolio
  • Monitor call-offs and payments
  • Monitor service levels/customer complaints/non-conformances
  • Participate on request in projects such as tolling, expansions, mergers, acquisitions, divestures etc. for the assigned product portfolio
  • Ensure conformity to company policies and certification schemes in place.


We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, Business Administration, International Business, Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Science or another related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English and other languages are highly advantageous  
  • A minimum of 5 years B2B experience in surfactants product management
  • Management experience
  • In depth knowledge of raw materials, commodities, and trading according to the Wilmar standard, as well as knowledge of the European and global surfactant industry
  • Knowledge of applications such as home & personal care, industrial
  • Well-developed skills in SAP and MS Office (especially Excel), demand planning and CRM software

More about Wilmar Europe
Wilmar Europe in Rotterdam and Wilmar Oleochemicals in Rotterdam/Rozenburg together form the Wilmar Europe organization, which in turn is part of Wilmar International. Wilmar International is founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Singapore. Today, Wilmar is a world leader in processing, trading and merchandising oilseeds, edible oils and sugars, specialty fats and oleochemicals, biodiesel and grain. It has more than 500 factories and an extensive distribution network in China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries on all continents. Wilmar is a strong proponent of sustainable growth and is strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and is a true pioneer in that field in her industry.

Wilmar Europe's head office, where the trade and commercial activities for Europe are handled, is based in Rotterdam. In addition, Wilmar Europe has offices in Germany, France, Spain and Italy and joint ventures in Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Quality, service, and reliability are the cornerstones to Wilmar’s reputation as an international processor and trader in the edible oils and oleochemicals industry. For further information about Wilmar visit our international website

We offer you
A dynamic job based in the city centre of Rotterdam within an inspiring team with the opportunity to bring up your ideas. Taking responsibilities and personal development is self-evident within our company. Wilmar Europe offers good salary and benefits package:

  • 30 holidays per year
  • A bonus scheme
  • Pension plan paid in full by Wilmar
  • Participation in the employer's collective fitness scheme & bike plan
  • Various other insurances paid for by Wilmar
  • Partial work from home options

If you wish to be considered for this position, please submit your application online with your curriculum vitae (in English) via

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