Name Olivier Binkhorst
Business number +31 (10) 304 20 70
Mobile number +31 (0)611880507

Reefer Manager • Rotterdam

Do you have significant reefer experience and are able to grow the reefer segment from scratch? If so, Schenker Logistics Netherlands had the ideal opportunity for you!

At DB Schenker, you will become part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference.

Your new role

For the business unit Ocean Freight Schenker is looking for a Reefer Manager Netherlands. As a reefer expert, you have a proven track record in business development and leadership who can build the reefer segment for Schenker.

Within the business unit Ocean Freight resides a full autonomous P&L for all ocean freight related activities. Reefers are a very small part of this P&L and the ambition of Schenker is to grow this to substantial levels.

The scope of the role is to ensure that the reefer segment will grow to the set targets and above. This includes amongst others acting as country subject matter expert, working with the local and global network organization to drive the performance of the reefer segment, conducting market analyses, ensuring that the pipeline is sufficiently filled, business development within the reefer segment, effective supplier relationships and negotiations, setting the sales strategy, and steering and leading the team to secure proper follow up and operational handling.

Key Outcomes

  • Act as subject matter expert, to support the local development of a profitable Reefer business.
  • Ensure effective supplier relationship with local vendors (Ocean, Haulage and Handling), helping to build and develop a strong operational product.
  • Directly lead the development of key local reefer clients.
  • Develop country specific sales strategy for reefer clients.
  • Achieve national budget for reefer cargo.
  • To drive ad-hoc projects and general product development


  • Support local sales activities within the country, ensuring that sales colleagues are equipped with knowledge and product to effectively secure reefer business.
  • Support country ocean freight team, ensuring that operations and customer service team have the required skills and product to serve reefer customers.
  • Engage with local key reefer customers to drive business.
  • Engage with local ocean freight and haulage providers.
  • Coordinate with overseas counterparts, supporting global and regional opportunities.
  • Carry out market and industry analysis for local and global reefer organizations.

Your Profile

To be successful in the above role, you should possess/display the following key skills/ attributes:

  • In-depth knowledge of cold chain transportation (3-5 years experience in related position, typically a Freight Forwarder or Ocean Carrier)
  • Awareness of local country commercial situation with regards to reefer opportunities.
  • Previous exposure to healthcare industry (from a logistics point of view)
  • Is result-oriented and customer-focused.
  • Experience driving commercial results in a network-oriented industry.
  • Detail-oriented, able to keep multiple separate processes and projects moving.
  • Develops long lasting relationships with both providers, colleagues, and customers.

The offer

A challenging role with one of the world’s leading logistics companies, who recognizes and appreciates your input. You will be part of a highly motivated team of logistics professionals. The role offers excellent possibilities for personal development. The company culture is informal and of course offers a competitive salary and good fringe benefits.

Interested? Apply now!

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      +31 (0)10 304 20 70