Trade Operations Assistant Manager

HCT is the international trading arm of the HeidelbergCement Group, handling overseas dry-bulk products exports and imports. For our Istanbul office, we are looking for a highly talented individual to join our team as a Trade Operations Assistant Manager.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in business management, commerce, banking and finance, or a related field.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a similar function (i.e., Export Documentation & Letter of Credits preferably in multinational companies, Trade Finance in banks/financial institutions, or similar)
  • Considerable knowledge of UCP 600, ISBP 745, ISP 98, URC 522, Incoterms 2020, Bill of Lading Terms & Conditions, International Invoicing Practices, etc.
  • Advanced Proficiency in English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • Having experience in ERP systems (JD Edwards preferred)
  • Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Result focused and good attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning & time management skills, multi-tasking skills, analytical thinking & problem-solving skills, professional demeanor
  • Structured, organized, and target-oriented working style with a strong customer focus.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills, team player, flexible, stress-tolerant, and hard working.
  • Good understanding of different cultures
  • Ability to work in a complex and fast-paced environment


  • Working closely with our trading and shipping teams for documentation requirements of seaborne deliveries from and to Asia, Africa, Europe, North/Central/South America, and Australia.
  • Daily correspondences with internal and external parties like Suppliers, Customers, Shipping Agents, Banks, HCT Trading/ Shipping/ Quality Teams, etc., for documentation issues regarding international shipments and responsible for timely preparation of import-export documentation as well as destination country regulations.
  • Processing Letters of Credit & Collections and other bank operations under the guidance of UCP600, ISBP 745, URC 522, etc. regulations. Invoicing, arranging goods inspections, and reporting.
  • Continuously reviewing Trade Operations Department’s shipment handling practices in multiple shipment types and coming up with improvement ideas to increase the efficiency of the Department.


We thank all applicants for their interest but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications will be kept strictly confidential.