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DSV Solutions

For our fast growing division DSV Solutions, based in Tholen, we are looking for a Freight Forwarding Supervisor.

What will you be doing?

At our location at Marconiweg 3 in Tholen, as Freight Forwarding Supervisor you will be managing a (growing) team of 3 to 8 Freight Forwarders on a daily basis. This team organises the transport of parcel and pallet shipments for customers in Tholen. You do this in cooperation with various carriers. As Freight Forwarding Supervisor, you will report directly to the Freight Operations Manager. 

In our warehouse of 94,000 m2 we take care of the inbound, storage and outbound of these customers' goods and provide value added activities. This concerns a mix of small to large customers. Shipments ranging from LTL, groupage. pallets and parcels to FTL to distribution centers. Using road transport (98% of shipments) to destinations in Europe. In your position as Freight Forwarding Supervisor, your knowledge/experience in road transport is therefore very important. 

You are responsible for the operational execution of transport assignments, monitoring the performance of carriers, preparing documentation and keeping transport files up-to-date. In addition, margin control and settlement of dossiers are also part of your duties. In your position you are the escalation point for your (Senior) Freight Forwarders. 

Your leadership skills (motivating and coaching manner) are important for this position, as well as your solution-oriented and creative way of thinking / working with logistical challenges. Your task is to monitor the frameworks agreed with the customer and to work cost-consciously with your team.

Other tasks in your function are:

Maintaining close contact with the various (inter)national carriers and internal departments, in Dutch and English (by phone and/or in writing)

  • Collecting, analyzing, reporting and providing information regarding the status/progress based on KPI's and customer agreements (daily/weekly/monthly); 
  • Distribute work, coach and supervise employees and conduct work meetings; 
  • Monitor progress, consult with supervisor in case of deviations; 
  • Handling personnel matters (staffing, sick leave, training, performance, hours worked) and conducting result and development interviews;  

What do we ask?

We are always looking for people who want to make a difference and can add value to our organization. The qualities we value are: commitment, responsibility, ownership. We also consider the following points important for the position:

  • HBO work and thinking level
  • Experience as a manager in road transport / forwarding 
  • You have a good command of the Dutch and English language (in word and writing)
  • The ability to work creatively with a solution and customer oriented attitude

What do we offer?

Working at DSV means working for one of the top players in the market. We are growing and looking for people who want to grow with us and want to learn. We offer a challenging job in an international environment, with a salary commensurate with the position, 28 days' vacation, 8% vacation pay, excellent pension scheme and growth opportunities (in position, salary and knowledge). 

Does this sound like the challenge you like to take on?

Send your CV with motivation or leave your details and we will contact you. If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please do not hesitate to contact Manouk Lips via +31 (0)6 5188 5961 or

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We like to find our new colleague ourselves. In doing so, we don't need help from others. And no, not from recruitment agencies either. 

Do you share candidate data with DSV, for example in the form of a resume? Then we treat this data as public information. This means that we do not owe a fee if we hire a candidate whose data (in whatever form) you have shared. 

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Our recruiter Manouk Lips is ready for you.

Manouk Lips