Manager Operations (Bulk & Packed Cargo)


Wilmar Europe in Rotterdam is a fast growing and international producer and trader in the plant based oleochemicals industry. We are a strong proponent of sustainable growth and are strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and are a pioneer in that field in our industry.

Wilmar Europe's head office, where the trade and commercial activities for Europe are handled, is located at Delftseplein next to the Central Station in Rotterdam.

Due to the continuous growth and expansion of our activities, we are currently looking for a detail-oriented and organised:

Manager Operations (Bulk & Packed Cargo)

The purpose of this role is to ensure that the physical and administrative inbound and outbound flows of both bulk and packed cargo, including the management of stock levels, is arranged in a cost effective and timely matter in order to supply our factories and/or customers and to meet the business requirements.  You will manage our Operations teams (one team for bulk cargo and one for packed cargo) with in total 15 people and support them on the day-to-day business. This role is part of the Supply Chain management team and reports to the Supply Chain Manager Europe.

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage and coach the teams in day-to-day operations and follow -up extraordinary issues in (removed planning), warehousing and terminal activities, stock and carrier management etc.
  • Be the focal point for Wilmar Europe Trading B.V regarding storage, vessel logistics and shipping matters.
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with the various stakeholders within Wilmar.
  • Ensure storage capacity planning & (feed) stock levels are up to the required standard to meet business needs.
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with third parties, suppliers and production & tolling sites.
  • Coordinate and manage the relationship with the shipping desk at Singapore Headquarters.
  • Monitor customs related activities.
  • Coordinate/handle insurance cases and contamination/distressed parcels.
  • Coordinate discharge rates/planning of inhouse vessels.
  • Responsible for weekly and monthly reports (stock positions/costs/improvements).
  • Identify process bottlenecks and implement solutions in a timely manner together with the Supply Chain Business Process Owner
  • Develop and appraise the members of the Operations teams

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Logistics or a comparable field
  • Experience in working in companies engaged in export-import activities.
  • Well-practiced in the English and Dutch language
  • Knowledge of international trade practices
  • Knowledge of import/export documentation & procedures and customs regulations
  • Knowledge of transport & storage of bulk & packed cargo
  • Commercial way of thinking
  • Leadership and management skills in an operational environment
  • Team player
  • Good skills in MS Office software
  • Good skills in ERP software

More about Wilmar Europe
Wilmar Europe in Rotterdam and Wilmar Oleochemicals in Rozenburg (Botlek-Rotterdam) together form the Wilmar Europe organization, which in turn is part of Wilmar International. Wilmar International is founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Singapore. Today, Wilmar is a world leader in processing, trading and merchandising oilseeds, edible oils and sugars, specialty fats and oleochemicals, biodiesel and grain. It has more than 500 factories and an extensive distribution network in China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries on all continents. Wilmar is a strong proponent of sustainable growth and is strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and is a pioneer in that field in her industry.

Wilmar Europe's head office where the trade and commercial activities for Europe are handled, is based in Rotterdam. In addition, Wilmar Europe has offices in Germany, France, Spain and Italy and joint ventures in Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Quality, service, and reliability are the cornerstones to Wilmar’s reputation as an international processor and trader in the edible oils and oleochemicals industry. For further information about Wilmar visit our international website

We offer you: 
A dynamic job based in the city centre of Rotterdam within an inspiring team with the opportunity to bring up your ideas. Taking responsibilities and personal development is self-evident within our company. Wilmar Europe Trading B.V. offers good salary and benefits package:

  • 30 holidays per year
  • A bonus scheme
  • A pension scheme paid in full by Wilmar
  • Participation in the employer's collective fitness scheme and health insurance
  • Various other insurances paid for by Wilmar
  • Work from home options

If you wish to be considered for this position, please submit your application online with your curriculum vitae (in English) via



Wilmar Europe is growing significantly and has a demand for ambitious professionals to join our organisation. Employees make the difference; this is the reason why we are always looking for new enthusiastic colleagues who want to be part of our success. Wilmar Europe offers a dynamic and international work environment. We appreciate if our employees take their own initiative and bring in new ideas, next to taking responsibility.
Our European headquarters is in the city centre of Rotterdam near the Central Station.

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