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Freight Forwarding Manager

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  • 10 augustus 2018
  • 31-08-2018
  • Damco Netherlands B.V. Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam-Albrandswaard
  • 7 tot 10 jaar
  • Logistieke diensten
  • Supply Chain

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Damco is one of the world's leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freightforwarding and supply chain solutions. The company has about 11,000 employees working in more than 300 offices around the world and a global presence in about 100 countries. Damco is part of the Maersk Group. More information about Damco can be found on

For the Damco Benelux organisation we are looking for a Freight Forwarding Manager.


  • Lead and Manage the FFW department with focus on the key Customer Service Drivers: 
  • Ensure we are easy to do business with; 
  • Timely delivery of all customer service commitments; 
  • Pro-active notification and effective exception management
  • Drive understanding of contracts, terms and conditions and charge structures to ensure Damco’s interest: 
  • Delivers on its promises;
  • Takes every opportunity to upsell & receive value for all services provided;
  • Ensures gross margin is delivered in line with the customer agreements and contracts.
  • Proactively drives an Operational Process Excellence (OPEX) mindset within the department and uses all availalble tools to drive the organisation towards ”best in class” performance.
  • Ensures that all quality standards are met and that processes are adequately documented/adhered to ensuring compliance with the local Quality Management Systems.
  • In conjunction with the relevant commercial team and the Implementation team, responsible for the implementation of new customers into the relevant FFW Team and for ensuring that proper internal/standard procedures are established and managed through any related hyper-care in conjunction with the Customer Service Office Implementation Managers.
  • Monitor, record and report the performance of FFW Customer Service 


  • At least 7-8 years of industry/product experience especially in a customer facing role in Supply Chain / Freight Forwarding / Logistics role, ideally from within Damco’s industry 
  • Experience to work in an international matrix organization with excellent stakeholder management capabilities
  • Commercial acumen with an open mind set to find new & innovative opportunities to drive the customers product forward
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills
  • Passion for operational excellence (lean), driven by data & process standardization, able to make sound analysis and translate this into action plans and assurance of ‘on time and in full’ delivery and embedding
  • Passion for people and team development 
  • Strong personality; passionate, holistic view, courageous, effective in different cultural settings, impact driven, optimistic & stress resistant


A great place to work: Damco is a dynamic, fast paced work environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit and “can do” attitude. 

At Damco you will be a part of an organisation where you are empowered to embrace different challenges to support your career aspirations. We support your development through development programs, mentorship and training

Our global network provides you visibility and access to professionals all around the globe where you can learn all we have to offer and can explore your skills

An excellent compensation package, good secondary terms, 
29 leave days per year, 8,33% holiday allowance and good pension benefits

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When joining us, you’ll find that the world is your workplace. That means working in a culturally diverse, performance stimulating environment. It’s a unique blend of being part of a rich heritage and a youthful and exuberant logistics company. We strive to prepare for the future by being an inspiring and challenging place to work. We’ll make you thrive and offer you a lot of business development opportunities within our organization.

At Damco you will be a part of an organization where you are empowered to embrace different challenges to support your career aspirations. We support your development through development programs, mentorship and training.

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