Trader - Spanish Fluency!

North Vancouver, BC $51000.00-$60000.00/year

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with our annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products from the comfort of our office located in the heart of the vibrant and beautiful Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry's sustainable future. With over 30 active Traders, we are proud to have a corporate culture that rewards hard work, entrepreneurship, and team collaboration.


What We Offer

  • Highly competitive compensation model.
  • Work hard, play hard company culture.
  • Employee stock ownership plan.
  • RRSP Contribution Plan.
  • Extended health benefits.
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Employee assistance and scholarship programs.
  • On-site gym and showers.
  • On-site kitchen with a Nespresso coffee bar.
  • Easy access to the mountains and oceans.


The Opportunity

Olympic Industries is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual in competitive cross border sales to join our dynamic team. As a Trader, you will be responsible for building relationships with suppliers and customers, identifying customer needs, and how to provide value. This role requires strong negotiation skills, the ability to build rapport, and to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

*Candidates must have a proven track record of success in sales/business development within Mexico and are fluent in the Spanish language. Candidates must be willing to re-locate to North Vancouver, BC, Canada and be eligible to work in Canada.


Training Program for Trader Trainees

Successful candidates will be hired on Trader Trainees and will actively participate in an 8-12 month intensified training program to develop an in-depth understanding of the lumber trading industry by:

  • Completing Olympics’ internal 90-module training program to learn about the industry and how to develop a successful personal business plan before transitioning to the trading floor.
  • Working with the logistics team to manage lumber distribution by growing Olympics’ transportation network and negotiating overland freight costs with various stakeholders.
  • Opportunity to learn and understand all parts of the business including accounting, international compliance, and various operations.
  • Communicating and collaborating with Olympic Industries’ Commodity Traders to resolve challenges in the distribution/logistics of forest products.
  • Networking with Olympic Industries Traders to learn about the company's business model.
  • Monitoring and analyzing market trends within the forest product trading industry.


Specific Responsibilities of a Trader

  • Identify and develop new sales opportunities in the lumber industry through market research, lead generation, and networking.
  • Building and maintaining professional relationships with external stakeholders, including cold-calling, and qualifying prospects.
  • Conduct sales negotiations to establish pricing, terms, and contracts that align with company objectives and meet customer needs.
  • Proactively engage with potential and existing clients to understand their requirements, provide product information, and address inquiries.
  • Collaborate with internal teams such as logistics and operations to facilitate smooth transactions.
  • Continuously generating new trading ideas by identifying arbitrage opportunities.
  • Keeping a constant up-to-date knowledge of the markets.
  • Managing trading positions while balancing risk and financing.


Who We’re Looking For


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For more information on Olympic Industries, please visit our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest! However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. At Olympic Industries, we embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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