Operations Officer

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

Our Client is an Entrepreneurial, market leading, International Commodities Trading business offering the highest level of professionalism, entrepreneurial spirit and personal ownership. They offer a wide-ranging and very challenging role with prospects in a continually growing global company. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a stimulating environment in which enthusiastic colleagues work together in a practical and informal way. 

As an Operations Officer, you will be responsible for the administration, communication and monitoring of logistical processes for the Commodity Operations department.  You will work on an international scale, ensuring all necessary documentation and arrangements are in order for timely delivery of commodities. 

Alongside the logistical planning and execution of shipments, you will handle on-the-spot inquiries relating to logistical processes. When issues arise, you will be required to provide efficient and effective solutions. You will regularly handle large shipments of 40,000MT or more.  

Good communication skills are crucial in maintaining clear lines of communication with internal departments (such as Trade and Chartering), and with international field offices, as well as external third parties and customers.

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Execution of Purchase and Sales contracts by accurately reading and checking the conditions and details.
  • Delivering quality in liaising with various parties to ensure each shipment is accompanied by a complete and correct set of documentation (such as bill of lading and certificates of origin).
  • Paying proper attention to the administration by checking shipment documentation and ensuring that payments are made and received on time.
  • Assisting in settling disputes with our counterparties around the globe.
  • Inputting logistical information into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Making reservations.
  • Booking invoices.
  • Appointing cargo superintendents. 
  • Contacting vessel agents and thoroughly checking the commodity contract, as well as charter party terms. Each trade is different, so accurate administration skills and a keen eye for detail are vital. 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in logistics, preferably with shipments
  • MBO+ or Bachelor’s degree in Logistics Management or similar 
  • Good knowledge of, as well as skills in, maintaining a fully up to date IT/Accounting/ERP system
  • Good communication skills with a feeling for cultural differences
  • A good level of English (spoken and written); Dutch ideally but not essential. 
  • You will be enjoy working in an international high-pressure environment.

 

Based: Rotterdam

 

Our Client is an Entrepreneurial, market leading, International Commodities Trading business offering the highest level of professionalism, entrepreneurial spirit and personal ownership. They offer a wide-ranging and very challenging role with prospects in a continually growing global company. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a stimulating environment in which enthusiastic colleagues work together in a practical and informal way.

 

As an Operations Officer, you will be responsible for the administration, communication and monitoring of logistical processes for the Commodity Operations department.  You will work on an international scale, ensuring all necessary documentation and arrangements are in order for timely delivery of commodities.

 

Alongside the logistical planning and execution of shipments, you will handle on-the-spot inquiries relating to logistical processes. When issues arise, you will be required to provide efficient and effective solutions. You will regularly handle large shipments of 40,000MT or more.  

 

Good communication skills are crucial in maintaining clear lines of communication with internal departments (such as Trade and Chartering), and with international field offices, as well as external third parties and customers. Day-to-day duties include:

 

  • Execution of Purchase and Sales contracts by accurately reading and checking the conditions and details.
  • Delivering quality in liaising with various parties to ensure each shipment is accompanied by a complete and correct set of documentation (such as bill of lading and certificates of origin). 
  • Paying proper attention to the administration by checking shipment documentation and ensuring that payments are made and received on time.
  • Assisting in settling disputes with our counterparties around the globe.
  • Inputting logistical information into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Making reservations.
  • Booking invoices.
  • Appointing cargo superintendents.
  • Contacting vessel agents and thoroughly checking the commodity contract, as well as charter party terms. Each trade is different, so accurate administration skills and a keen eye for detail are vital.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in logistics, preferably with shipments
  • MBO+ or Bachelor’s degree in Logistics Management or similar
  • Good knowledge of, as well as skills in, maintaining a fully up to date IT/Accounting/ERP system 
  • Good communication skills with a feeling for cultural differences
  • A good level of English (spoken and written); Dutch ideally but not essential.
  • You will be enjoy working in an international high-pressure environment.

 


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