Xtra Maritime & Logistics Noord | 31.07.2020 | Antwerpen

Traineeship - Commercial agent shipping

Details van de vacature
  • Contract: Bediende
  • Minimale ervaring: Eerste job
  • Segmentatie: Customer Service , Import / Export , Expediteur / Forwarder Zeevracht , Rederij , Inside Sales , Outside Sales , Expediteur / Forwarder , Import / Export , Sales Management


This traineeship is designed to prepare young individuals to become strong and successful contributors to our company. The 18-month rotation program gives the selected candidates an opportunity to build a career in the commercial areas. You will receive both a formal and an on-the-job training which will enable you to learn our business rapidly. As a trainee you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Obtain knowledge of the shipping industry and get familiar with the quality standards and values of our company
  • Learn to identify customer needs and expectations and respond to them in a timely, professional and effective manner
  • Provide your critical insights on the existing procedures and come up with possible improvements
  • Seek feedback and input actively from more experienced colleagues
  • Develop alliances with a broad range of people by demonstrating respect for others. Learn to adjust your communication style to meet the needs of individuals at various organizational levels both internal as external
  • Assist in general projects if required

Profile & qualifications

  • You maintain a steep learning curve and you are able to quickly master new systems and technologies
  • You are able to “think outside the box” and you dare to challenge
  • You are a strong and persuasive communicator
  • You demonstrate strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • You are able to build solid interpersonal relationships, both internal and external
  • You adjust quickly and effectively to changing conditions and demands. You see change as a necessary and inevitable aspect of organizational life as well as an opportunity to learn
  • You are trustworthy and you accept responsibility for your actions
  • You are able to work independently as well as in a team
  • You keep an open mind at all times
  • You are eager to contribute to a positive and uplifting work environment
  • You (will soon) hold minimum a master’s degree in Economics, Logistic Management or any other relevant field
  • You possess a strong affinity with or interest in the maritime industry
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, both written and verbally. Any other language is considered a plus.
  • No prior work experience is required


Our client offers a great work environment which embraces personal growth and professionalism. They expect all employees to take ownership for their own tasks and to work in collaboration with others. They are always looking to grow our team with people who are passionate about what they do.