Coffee Trader, Seattle

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Postby daphid » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:57 am

Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company is an innovative, growing and socially conscious coffee company where every employee contributes to our success! Want to work in a dynamic company, have a strong work ethic, and dig coffee? We want to hear from you!

The Opportunity:
We are looking for a Coffee Trader to add to our team in Seattle WA.
    The Coffee Trader is responsible for sales of our decaffeinated coffees and decaffeination services to the matrix of coffee importers, brokers and dealers who distribute to specialty coffee roasters in North America, as well as to roasters who are serviced directly by SWDCC. This position will entail management of existing customers as well as new business development. Promotion of SWDCC products, process and brand will be integral to this position.

Key Responsibilities:

    Sales of Swiss Water® Process products and services
    Development of new business
    Maintain and strengthen existing customer relationships
    Represent SWDCC at tradeshows and key industry events (e.g. Roaster’s Guild)
    Domestic and international travel up to 12 times per year for up to 1 week at a time
    Portfolio review and forecasting
    Analyze developments in the green and roasted coffee industries
    Sample roasting and cupping
    Work with and maintain specialized coffee lab equipment

Qualifications & Requirements:
    5+ years direct work experience in the coffee industry, preferably with green coffee trading experience, including sales, cupping and sample roasting
    Experience in sales, preferably green coffee trading
    Strong knowledge of coffee characteristics, cup profiles and qualities of various origins
    SCAA instructional experience a plus
    Strong customer service skills and demonstrated relationship building abilities (including problem solving and opportunity identification)
    Detail oriented and well organized
    Very effective communication skills (listening, speaking & writing)
    Versatile, flexible and has the ability to work independently or as part of team
    College degree and/or relevant work experience

Our office is located in northeast Seattle in the Maple Leaf neighborhood.
We offer a competitive compensation package including benefits and IRA contributions.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit to learn about us, and apply via email with cover letter and resume to
Applications will be accepted until the position is successfully filled. We thank all those who apply, but only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Posts: 28
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:00 pm
First Name: David
Last Name: Kastle
City: Seattle
State: WA
Zip Code: 98115
Company: Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Co.
Occupation: VP
Roasting Since (Year): 1997
AOL: davidkastle
Location: Seattle

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