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Vessel Operator

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location(s): Schiphol, Netherlands

As the Vessel Operator you work together with the rest of the parceling team in order to optimize performance of the chartered fleet as well as customer satisfaction. The position offers an interesting and challenging job scope with worldwide contacts. Your regular work location will be in the Cargill head office at Schiphol (Amsterdam area).

Major Tasks

+ You pro-actively operate the vessels chartered by the parceling desk;

+ You ensure efficient, economical sailing and loading/ discharging operations. This involves amongst others: maximizing intake (freight revenues), monitoring line-ups and cargo readiness;

+ You are responsible for the execution and understanding of charter parties and freight contracts;

+ You ensure compliance with agreed charter party and freight contract terms;

+ You are responsible for the communication with overseas (South America, Black Sea and Asia) relations such as the master of the vessel, vessel owners, ship’ agents and stevedores about planning and coordinating the berthing and loading/discharging in the load and discharge ports;

+ You are responsible for the monitoring and logging of vessel schedules and operations;

+ You stow plan and draft calculations;

+ You maintain communication throughout the vessel’s journey to ensure smooth running of the voyage;

+ You resolve any disputes relating to the voyage;

+ You close liaison with the chartering, operation administration teams and technical services team to ensure smooth voyages and utilization of vessels;

+ Among other administrative tasks you are responsible for the preparation and finalization of each vessels’ profit and loss.


+ Bachelor Logistics, preferably Maritime

+ Accurate

+ Strong attention to detail

+ Strong Numerical skills

+ Ability to work under pressure in a changing environment

+ Enthusiasm for the Maritime Industry

+ Team player

+ Excellent communication skills in English both written and spoken, knowledge of Dutch is an asset

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast-paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today. Follow us on LinkedIn:


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