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Europe

In this position, you will be part of the sales team in our Antwerp office working to grow sales volume with existing and new clients.  Ideally, you’ll have been in the industry for at least a couple years, but we are open to candidates with backgrounds in wine, wholesale food and beverage, or even the odd traveler who fell in love with coffee years ago while backpacking through Central America.

For this job, you’ll need excellent organizational skills and a dynamic mindset. You are good at prioritization and time management and at building relationships with clients across diverse geographies and cultures. Working under time pressure poses no problem for you. Since communication with colleagues in the office and with clients is mostly in English, you will need a good level of English (A1). Proficiency in additional European languages is highly desired, with preference given to native Czech / Slovak / Polish / German speakers.  But if you’re great and only speak English, that might be okay too!

Responsibilities:

  • Prospecting for new clients
  • Guiding potential customers through the range of coffees that we offer
  • Performing all required administration relating to client interactions, contracts and logistics for assigned clients
  • Selling coffee!

Skills needed:

  • Basic understanding of green coffee supply chains
  • A fundamental desire to continuously learn
  • Basic quantitative ability – you aren’t scared of Excel and actually sort of like it!
  • Q grader qualification preferred
  • Business-level English required
  • Team players only – no rock stars here

We offer:

  • A fun working environment in a fast-growing company
  • A supportive and collegial team
  • Unique insights into the coffee world
  • Potential for international growth within the group
  • Competitive remuneration
  • All the coffee you can drink (and then some)

Interested?

Send us a copy of your CV.  If you’d like to include a motivation letter, fine – but we’d also love for you to get creative and convince us in whichever way you feel comfortable about why you are the right person for this job!

This role will be based out of our Antwerp office.

In this entry-level position, you will support the sales team and quality department. Your basic tasks will be to assist with sample roasting, help prepare coffee tastings and to organize the dispatch of samples to our customers. Depending on your skill set or past experience, your tasks can be expanded into the many other fields that are related to coffee import and trading (logistics, finance, marketing, sales…).

For this job, you need excellent organizational skills and a dynamic mindset. You are good at prioritizing and time-management. Working under time pressure poses no problem for you. Since communication with colleagues in the office and with clients is mostly in English, you will need a good level of English (A1). Being a licensed Q-grader or similar experience is a plus.

Proficiency in other languages will come in handy.

Primary Objectives:

  1. Sample coordination: Work with QC, trade, and traffic teams to coordinate the inbound and outbound flow of green coffee samples.
  2. Lab maintenance: Work with QC to maintain the organization and cleanliness of our Cupping Lab.
  3. Sales support: Work with traders, roasters, and QC to support specialty green coffee sales.

Core Responsibilities:

Daily responsibilities:

    • Outbound Sample Fulfillment:
        • Send outbound offer samples to roasters within 24 hours of request
        • Maintain storage and organization for all coffee samples
        • Generate sample labels (PSS, Origin Offer, Spot Offer, Arrival)
    • Sample Roasting:
        • Roast daily sample allotment according to SCA Sample Roasting specifications
    • Cupping Support:
        • Set up and break down daily cuppings according to SCA protocol and QC lab specifications
    • Lab maintenance:
        • Maintain the equipment and cleanliness of the cupping lab
    • Other QC tasks upon request from traders and managers, including assistance with public and private cuppings from time to time.

Projects and professional development:

    • Opportunity to calibrate and contribute to daily cupping scores in the near or long-term depending on experience

Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal candidate will be: 1) hard-working, curious, creative problem-solver, able to learn, and comfortable working independently; 2) able to manage a fast-paced work environment; 3) highly organized; and 4) have excellent customer service skills.

Ideal qualifications include:

  • Native/Fluent in English; additional languages a plus
  • Knowledge of specialty and/or commercial coffee
  • Strong written and verbal communicator

Sucafina Specialty will hire for values and train for skills. Our company values are: passion, expertise, humility, entrepreneurship, integrity, and adaptability.

We offer:

  • A fun working environment in a fast-growing company
  • A supportive and collegial team
  • Unique insights into the coffee world
  • Potential for growth in a diverse and fascinating sector
  • A competitive remuneration
  • Free coffee around the clock

Compensation: Salary negotiable depending on experience & qualifications.

Interested?

To Apply: Email cover letter and CV as PDF attachments to SpecialtyHRemea@sucafina.com with "Europe Quality Control Assistant Application” in the subject line.