Viterra Chartering BV

Senior Operations Officer - Chartering

Rotterdam, Nederland
Jessica Lof
juni 04, 2024

Senior Operations Officer - Chartering

Rotterdam, 40 uur per week

As our Senior Vessel Operations Officer, you are part of our ambitious and diverse Chartering Operations team within Viterra Chartering B.V. Our new Senior (vessel) Operations Officer has a passion for shipping, is able to set priorities and enjoys working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. You will be handling the entire operational process of our worldwide chartered fleet. With the use of advanced data driven voyage management systems, you will strive to deliver a more sustainable, transparent, and efficient freight service to Viterra B.V, as well as our external clients. You are always seeking opportunities to improve overall quality and will take a leading role in the development of the team by participating in projects and sharing your knowledge with (junior) colleagues.

About Viterra Chartering B.V.

Viterra Chartering B.V. has office locations in Rotterdam and Singapore. The company consists of multiple teams: Freight Trade, Operations (Voyage and Time Chartering), Bunker desk, Technical and Vetting management/Sustainability, Freight Accounting, Risk- and Position management all supported by our Digital Development team, totaling >65 teammembers. The primary function of Viterra Chartering B.V. is to commercially manage, execute and operate all dry bulk sea freight requirements and risks, which arise within the grain- and oilseed trading activities of Viterra B.V. We manage between 180-220 dry bulk vessels and annually transport about 65 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo globally, which makes us one of the bigger companies operating in dry bulk shipping.

Your role in our network

  • Being responsible for the optimal voyage planning of your own vessel fleet (incl. checking and coordinating bunker requirements, cargo intakes, port rotations, optimal sea routes, vessels performance, appointment of port agents etc.).
  • Providing daily updates on the voyage planning to relevant (internal and external) clients and stakeholders.
  • Monitor, analyze and report on fluctuations in the profit and loss for each voyage on a daily basis.
  • Accurate and timely preparation of invoices and (laytime) calculations, including monitoring of payables and receivables.
  • Pro-active involvement in development of the team by participating in projects and sharing knowledge with (junior) colleagues.

What do we offer you?

  • A challenging position in our Viterra Chartering BV within a world-leading, fully integrated agriculture network.
  • A competitive salary.
  • An additional full month’s salary each year as an annual holiday allowance.
  • Exciting opportunities to progress your career within our international network.
  • A professional and stimulating environment in which enthusiastic and driven colleagues work together in a practical and informal way.
  • An annual bonus scheme, based on company results and your performance.
  • A flexible and attractive pension scheme, fully funded by Viterra.
  • 27 days of annual leave, including Good Friday and one flexible day during the Christmas and New Year period.
  • Access to a range of free and exclusive classes to improve your physical and mental wellbeing as part of Viterra’s Vitality programme.
  • Tailored learning & development opportunities.
  • Yearly organisation wide cultural and sport activities, such as: The Harbour Run, football tournaments, and teambuilding activities.
  • A modern, open and inspiring office in the centre of Rotterdam, next to the Markthal and Blaak station.
  • Complimentary daily lunch service from our Viterra restaurant.
  • Options for flexible working, in accordance with our working from home policy.
  • Business laptop and mobile phone.
  • Reimbursement of travel to work (via public transport).

Who are we looking for?

  • You have at least 10 years experience within a logistical organization, with at least 5 years experience as a vessel operator.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant field such as nautical, technical or maritime field of study.
  • You have a collaborative and commercial mindset, with a practical pro-active attitude.
  • You have good analytical skills with the ability to identify key issues, but also with the right attention for detail.
  • You have strong communication skills, including both verbal and written fluency in English and preferably in Dutch.
  • We are recruiting for candidates already based in NL.
  • You have excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • You must be located in The Netherlands.

What happens next?

1. Your application
Thank you for your application! You can expect to receive a call from us within 2 working days. We're excited to learn more about you and if we see a fit with the organization, we'll invite you for a digital interview. Apply now via the application form on our website.

2. (Digital) interview
The first interview is a chance to get to know each other and determine whether there is a potential fit for moving forward in the hiring process.

3. Interview at Viterra
Depending on the position, a second or possibly even a third interview or business case may be scheduled, during which we'll welcome you at our headquarters in Rotterdam. Additionally, a reference check and integrity screening by a third party are part of our procedure.

4. The offer
If we're excited to have you join our team and you're still enthusiastic about Viterra, you'll receive an offer.

5. Welcome in the team

We're excited to have you on board and can't wait to start working together.

Who we are

Our world-leading, fully integrated agriculture network connects producers and consumers to supply sustainable, traceable and quality-controlled agricultural products.

With our talented people, decades of experience and diverse capabilities, we offer innovative solutions to open pathways and create value for customers through our supply chains.

As a responsible long-term business, we will continue to invest in and develop our network, allowing us to meet the needs of a growing world.

What do we stand for?
We believe that a workforce made up of colleagues from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs can only make us stronger.

We value diversity and work inclusively to bring together many minds, many talents and many perspectives. We offer a work environment where colleagues receive fair and equal opportunities to progress their career at Viterra.

We welcome all applicants regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, social origin or any other characteristic.

Agency calls are not appreciated.