Ocean Freight Procurement Manager | Rotterdam Office

Job description

Job purpose

You manage Shypple’s Ocean Freight tradelanes.

You develop effective partnerships with carriers and subcontractors to ensure growth, cost-effective procurement and quality standards.

You have strong commercial relationships with shippers and carriers to retain, grow and win business and tenders.

You execute Shypple’s procurement strategy in a high-growth international environment and drive the company's commercial growth with data-driven and effective pricing strategies.

Critical results

  • Execute Shypple’s procurement strategy

  • Achieve your volume and margin goals with our commercial and operational teams

  • Strong carrier relationships to enable our growth with competitive rates and required allocation

  • Retain business and win tenders on key accounts with our commercial team

  • Strong performance management of a network of logistical partners


  • Grow your tradelanes at high growth rates with competitive margins

  • Procure competitive market rates and manage allocations

  • Develop and maintain relations with carriers and partners to ensure growth, cost-effective procurement and quality standards

  • Monitor and evaluate supplier performance to ensure contractual obligations and service level agreements are met

  • Win key customers through effective tenders and RFQs

  • Retain customers, win new business, and negotiate with key accounts together with sales and account management.

  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to develop and implement end-to-end logistics solutions for clients.

  • Develop effective pricing tactics

  • Develop and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) to track and report on the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement operations.

  • Understand our specific vertical and country requirements and negotiate accordingly

Job requirements

Knowledge & Experience

  • 5+ years of significant experience in freight forwarding in procurement and trade lane management

  • Bachelor's degree in business, logistics, supply chain management, or a related field.

  • Knowledge of ocean freight industry including procurement. Carrier background is a plus.

  • Strong commercial achievements with large and mid-market customers

  • Strong results in the growth of allocation per carrier and trade lane volumes

  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with customers and suppliers at all levels


  • Strong commercial and negotiation skills

  • High-energy execution

  • Strong data and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication and collaboration with internal teams and external stakeholders like supplier partners and shippers

  • Structure and focus in a fast-changing environment

  • Assertive, Ambitious, Eager to Learn, Listener,

  • Mastery of excel en powerpoint

  • Fluency in Dutch and English

Perks and benefits

Fit for a great workplace

Pension Contribution
Yearly budget for personal development
In office breakfast
Friday Drinks & Company Parties
Employee Stock Option Plan
Shypple Sport Events
Great Skyline view from our Rooftop
Phone & Internet Reimbursement
Three weeks of remote work
Lease car
Travel Reimbursement
Working from home budget
25 vacation days

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