We are looking to hire a
Senior Logistics Specialist - Foreign Trade Operations
Based in Thessaloniki Ref : LOG - 0921
VIPA is a European multinational company, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a leading position in the global recycling and recovered material trading sectors.
Its Greek subsidiary, VIPA Hellas, has the country headquarters in Thessaloniki (G&G Office Complex, Meditteranean Cosmos area) and employs more than 140 people in Greece, achieving constant dynamic growth in both operations and manpower.
For us, each and every team member is special and important, and this is the reason why we invest in education, training, personal and professional growth.
We offer great working conditions in a multinational environment, in a dynamic and fast-growing company.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Maintain good relationships with vendors and service providers to improve overall business performance
Perform effective negotiations with carriers, forwarders, and other logistics partners
Perform regular visits to international vendors to discuss practical issues and build rapport
Identify opportunities for cost reduction and material flow improvement
Monitor agreement implementation
Collaborate closely with local Logistics Department to ensure compliance with set agreements
Manage budget and track spending for related activities
Participate in various Logistics projects
Qualifications & Competencies
At least 5 years of related experience (International Logistics, Forwarding, International Trade, Imports, and Exports)
Proven ability to troubleshoot a variety of international logistics scenarios to provide timely and cost-effective resolutions
Fluency in English (other languages will be considered a plus)
Ability to deal with problems under pressure
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Ability to perform with minimum supervision
Availability for regular international travel
What we offer
Competitive salary, according to experience and qualifications
Excellent working conditions in a multinational environment
Flexible working schedule - working from home for some days of the week
Opportunities for professional and personal development
Private health insurance