Language Language

English English español español

E Recruit E Recruit

   Back to Results

Job Title:

Assistant Manager (Marketing/Sales) - Methanol distribution - Houston, TX

Job Description:

Assistant Manager (Marketing/Sales)  - Methanol distribution

A global leading trading company in downtown Houston is looking for a Assistant Marketing Manager (Marketing/Sales) for methanol distribution (as well as potentially other commodity which has synergy with methanol operation) in Americas, which includes management of the members for sales support/delivery aspects.
It is expected for the Assistant Marketing Manager to take a role and responsibility in strategic planning, quantitative & qualitative target achievement, supporting staff management (especially training), and internal control management (accounting, risk management) under the supervision of Managers for some assigned category/area.

Essential Duties (Not Official: Please ask the interviewer for more details)
60% - US Sales and Marketing: Main accountability is to earn profit by selling and marketing the Methanol in N.A. Details are as below;
·Credit management (includes selection of customers, risk evaluation and return analysis for conducting sales activity)
·Negotiation for the sales contracts (long term, spot (onetime))
·Monthly negotiation of the sales price in distribution accounts
·Reporting to management (regular reporting of the sales volume, profit, trends, industry info, etc,)
·Managing performance of the sales contracts for achieving better profit (juggling volumes to achieve better net back, contract vs spot, profit evaluation based on market trends and inventory on hand, etc)
·Team working (instructing/coaching/supervising the supporting staff for the accounting, invoicing, logisitics, etc)

20% - Marketing and Sales Expansion project: Expand the market reach to the new market (US Midwest etc) seeking more opportunity for methanol as well as different commodity like Ethanol, which includes below;
·Market Research
·Logistics set up (storage, inland transportation)
·Procurement from new sources
·Sales (setting up new customers/contracts)
·Optimization ( Delivery system set up, including coordination/knowledge transfer for the staffs in overseas branch, etc)
·Compliance (risk management such as credit etc as well as regulatory things. Researching, managing and fulfilling the requirements)
·The Assistant Manager is expected to perform under supervision of Managers and reporting to them.

10% - Logistics Operation: Selecting, managing and operating the best logistics while minimizing the cost. Controlling inventory in distribution stock locations. This duty includes below:
·Land transportation (rail / track freight) management;
to manage competitive arrangement by supervising operator. This includes negotiating tanks, freight contracts, designing railcar fleet which avoids idle time, etc.
·Swap Operations:
·Organize swaps  in order to reduce costs
·Manage delivery schedule:
·for minimizing shipping cost (freight, demurrage etc) by managing inventory. This includes negotiation for the demurrage

10% - Management of Sales Support staff  : Manage staff in sales support team, which includes below;
·Instructing/coaching/supervising/evaluating the supporting staff for the accounting, invoicing, logisitics, documentation etc for completing their role.
·Undertaking trainer role for Internal rules (ie. Credit/GBS/Compliance/Incoterms) as well as logistics operation skills. Supervise performance of the trainee.
·Supervise and take responsible role for the performance of marketing support team.
·Motivate, evaluate, and coach the marketing support team. Make plan and recommendation for the best functional and efficient team organization to Senior Manager as well as DM, and implement.

Working Location
Houston, TX (Downtown Houston)

$76K/ annually + Bonus

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation/ Holiday/ Sick Leave

•           Computer skills including Excel, other Microsoft applications, marine data pages, railroad online sites. 
•           Knowledge of industry as well as relationship with co-producers in order to swap.
•           Extensive contacts in methanol market and shipping industry, both suppliers and customers.
•           Ability to be proactive/flexible (MUST think a few steps ahead)  and quickly adapt in order to follow the market trends.
•           Legal mind and basic knowledge for contracting.
•           Financial basic knowledge for budget planning as well as its evaluation
•           Detailed knowledge and sense for managing inventory and logistics.
Experience in commodity trading in Chemicals (if possible) and shipping, with extensive knowledge of international business with 3-5 years is  a plus.

Job ID:

Dept ID:

Houston, TX
United States of America

Engineering / Engineering

Job Type:
Direct Hire Position
Folder Group ID

Posted Date:1/23/2019



Apply for this Position

Job Title: Assistant Manager (Marketing/Sales) - Methanol distribution

Location: Houston, TX

Job Type: Direct Hire Position

Reference ID: 353723

Posted Date: 1/23/2019

Thank you for your interest in Advantage Resourcing. You have responded that you are not 18 years of age or older. It is Advantage Resourcings policy to hire individuals who are 18 years of age or older. We invite you to reapply when you meet this requirement. If you have questions or concerns about this policy please email

Thank you for your interest in Advantage Resourcing. You have responded that you are not authorized to work in the US. Advantage Resourcing adheres to Department of Homeland Security regulations regarding employment of individuals authorized to work in the US. Should you require sponsorship or have questions about these regulations, please contact

Please Choose One:
Valid Resume Formats: (.doc .docx .pdf .rtf .txt only)


No Resume?

Please enter the following fields in the absence of a Resume

Invitation to Self-Identify

Advantage Resourcing is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We acknowledge the unique contribution that all individuals can make and we aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. This form is intended to help us maintain equal opportunities best practice and identify barriers to workforce equality and diversity.

The information on this form will be used for monitoring purposes only and will not be used in any decision affecting you. The information you provide will remain anonymous and will be stored separate to any job application. You are not obliged to answer any of these questions but the more information you supply, the more effective our monitoring will be. All information supplied will be treated anonymously.

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
Form CC-305 - OMB Control Number 1250-0005
Expires 1/31/2020

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities.i To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person maybecome disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every fiveyears. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishmentbecause you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

Blindness , Autism , Bipolar disorder , Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) , Deafness , Cerebral palsy, Major depression , Obsessive compulsive disorder , Cancer , HIV/AIDS , Multiple sclerosis (MS) , Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair , Diabetes , Schizophrenia , Muscular dystrophy , Epilepsy , Missing limbs or partially missing limbs , Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)

Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.

Submit Application