Junior Vessel Operations Officer

Based: Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
Salary: Competitive Base + Benefits + Bonus 

Our Client is an Entrepreneurial, market leading, International Commodities Trading business.

We are looking for a Junior Vessel Operations Officer, who is ready for the responsibility to learn through “training on the job” to execute an efficient and effective operation of chartering transactions.

You will start with a tailored program, to operate and coordinate your own vessels with the support of a Senior Operator and be responsible for the enormous load of commodity on those vessels. A Senior Operator will function as a mentor. You will build up relationships and have contact with different people all over the world; port agents, captains.

This is a demanding and satisfying job, because you are in charge of all the details of your vessels which are an important link in the logistical chain to transport the commodities to different ports.

This role will sit within the Chartering department, located in Rotterdam, which operates around 160 vessels on a daily basis, shipping a total of around 60 million tons of cargo per year.


  • HBO in relevant field such as nautical, technical or maritime field of study;
  • Passion for shipping;
  • Strong planning, organizational and communicative skills;
  • Practical pro-active attitude;
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

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