Vanilla Steel
Vanilla Steel

Junior Trader - Southern Europe (Full-time Internship)


Vanilla Steel is a VC-backed startup headquartered in Berlin that has successfully established a leading B2B marketplace for the metals industry across Europe, with the mission of simplifying how steel and other metals are traded today.

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


As a Junior Trader, your primary objective will be to increase the P&L of the Southern 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.

You can expect to:

  • Manage the Southern European markets, with a particular focus on Italy, the 2nd biggest market for metals in the European region
  • Generate brokerage and trading activity on behalf of Vanilla Steel
  • Ensure thorough follow-up on deals, coordinating with the operations team for seamless logistics and payment processes
  • Leverage existing client relationships. Be the key account manager for our Southern 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
  • Analyse and report on operational processes to increase efficiencies and scalability


  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial, and target-driven mentality
  • Strong analytical skills, structured thinking and hands-on attitude
  • Solid organizational capabilities
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, together with exceptional verbal and written communication abilities
  • Between 0 and 5 years of experience in sales and account management. We are happy to consider young graduates as well as steel veterans!
  • Professional proficiency in both Italian and English is essential for this role. Knowledge of other languages, Spanish in particular, is highly valued
  • Proficiency in using CRM tools (Hubspot preferred)
  • (Preferred) A track record of achievement in closing deals as a trader or in a digital marketplace
  • (Preferred) Experience in the metals industries


  • Unrivalled autonomy and ownership in expanding our coverage in the Southern European markets
  • Direct report to the C-level, working closely with an experienced and driven sales team
  • Fast track to full-time employment depending on performance
  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Open and fun shared working environment/culture
  • Beautiful office located in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

Note: Due to the nature of this role, which involves extensive interaction and hands-on trading activities with other team members, we require an in-person commitment at our Berlin office.

Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 11184962
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Vanilla Steel

11-50 employees
Technology, Information and Internet

Vanilla Steel is a digital B2B platform serving the European steel industry, bringing data and innovation to simplify how steel is traded today.

  1. Junior Trader - Southern Europe (Full-time Internship)