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Shipping Coordinator for a Commodity Trading Company

Do you have experience as Shipping Coordinator ? Do you have excellent communication skills as well as strong organizational skills ? Do you master all aspects related to shipping such as: ship owners, operators and brokers, ports and vessel agents, and the company's commercial and finance teams ? This position is made for you, apply now !

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City: Genève

Job Category: Finance / Law / Purchase

Extent: Full time, Full-time permanent position

Start date: ASAP, notice period accepted

Type of work: Recruitment

About the role

For our client, a growing commodities trading company based in Geneva, we are looking for a Shipping and Logistics Coordinator. You will be responsible for the daily operations of the shipping department. This includes overseeing all aspects and activities related to operations, including loading/discharging, receiving, handling, inventory control, tracking and reporting. Taking full ownership of the process from rating freight for forward businesses, negotiating vessel fixtures and overseeing smooth operations.

Work tasks

  • As the first shipping and logistics professional in the company, take over responsibility for shipping and logistics functions from the commercial team
  • Manage vessel fixtures from beginning to end, including chartering of whole vessels, parceling business particularly from Pacific to Atlantic, COAs and potentially time charters
  • Work together with the commercial and finance teams to ensure smooth operations, and actively contribute to the development of the overall business
  • Together with the commercial team, work on logistics solutions for handling and storage of products and onward deliveries to customers by barge, rail and truck
  • Liaise with container lines and forwarders for any shipments by containers, as well as oversee and manage the process end to end
  • Maintain accurate records for shipment status
  • Provide market input on freight rates and the overall freight market to the commercial team
  • Assess the relevance and viability for the use of FFAs and other hedging (e.g. bunkers) to de-risk the company’s trading position

We are looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, commodities, logistics or related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in dry bulk shipping in the ferrous metals or other commodities or related areas
  • Ability to think and work independently with a pro-active attitude and desire to grow together with the company


This position requires excellent communication skills as well strong organizational skills in order to effectively communicate with ship owners, operators and brokers, ports and vessel agents, and our commercial and finance teams.


  • The role is Geneva based and the company offers a competitive market related salary and package and offers a performance related incentive scheme
  • The opportunity to join a small but fast growing commodities company, where you can grow and develop your knowledge and competencies, and where each individual’s contribution will have a significant impact on the overall results

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