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Freight Operations Executive


Istanbul, Uskudar, TR

COFCO International is a global agri-business with a clear vision, strong values and a positive culture, focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains. We provide the food the world needs in a responsible way. Headquartered is Geneva, Switzerland, we are ambitious, with the right structures and culture to meet the world's increasing and changing needs. With 11,000+ people in 35 countries, our global portfolio includes assets across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. We trade with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market.



  • Operate and be responsible for the end-to-end management and risk of operated vessels;
  • Communicate and liaise with vessel owners/masters/charterers, trading team, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Responsible for following up on post-fixture activities / negotiating/settling claims / outstanding;
  • Stowage Plan optimization, Hold Cleaning, and Technical Knowledge;
  • Bunkering Optimization ensures close collaboration with the bunker desk to manage bunker planning successfully;
  • Monitor, Manage, and optimize vessel performance with assistance from 3rd party Routing providers;
  • Managing Voyage Profit & Loss, understanding variances;
  • Advanced comprehension of charter party contracts of assigned trade routes;
  • Understanding of Legal risks, Bills of Lading, LOIs;
  • Post-voyage analysis and review;
  • Manage assigned external relations with customers and vendors;
  • Ensure and champion a close and harmonious working relationship with the relevant Commercial team;
  • Collaborate effectively with other Freight Platform desks.




  • Bachelor in Maritime studies or related area;
  • Minimum 1-3 years as Operator of Time Charter dry bulk vessel;
  • Fluent in English (both written & spoken);
  • Significant and demonstrated customer or supplier relationship skills;
  • Macroeconomics including trade flows;
  • Proficient in the use of technology particularly Excel, Word, and Shipping systems;
  • Accountability and a strong sense of ownership, team play, and collaboration;
  • Enjoys working under tight time constraints;
  • Negotiating skills;
  • Analytical skills;
  • High level of commitment to Compliance aspects and work ethics.


COFCO International is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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