Inside/Outside Sales Representative (fulltime)

We have room for an enthusiastic person with experience in the shipping industry, who is looking for the next step in his/her career. With your customer-friendly and result-oriented attitude, you will be the contact person for our relations. You look for new cargo flows, love challenges and think in terms of solutions. Within the sales team, you and your colleagues are responsible for commercial services in the Dutch market. You maintain contact with the customer service department and the shipping company's line management.

Dynamic & informal

The organisation

W.E.C. Lines B.V. is a dynamic medium-sized maritime transport organisation specialising in the transport of containers. Our services mainly concentrate on England, Portugal, Spain, Canary Islands, North and East Africa. Our head office is in Rotterdam, in addition there are branches in Felixstowe, Hamburg, Antwerp, Barcelona, Nairobi and Mombasa, among others.

Job description


  • Daily issue and confirmation of rates and recording in the quotation system
  • Telephone follow-up of quotations issued
  • Targeted sales activities on behalf of the shipping company and management
  • Supervising new accounts during first shipments
  • Maintaining telephone contact and updating customer data
  • Pioneering and searching for new accounts
  • Looking after and monitoring existing accounts
  • Organising and preparing field visits
  • Coordinating operational processing (where necessary)
  • Contributing to the account management team


  • HBO working and thinking level
  • At least 5 years of experience in shipping/transport and have knowledge of shipbroking activities
  • Experience in shortsea (Portugal/Spain/Morocco) and deepsea (East Africa/Red Sea/Middle East) is a plus
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language in word and writing, German is an advantage
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to set priorities and act accordingly
  • Goal-oriented and willing to realise target(s)
  • Furthermore, you have good communication skills, are solution-oriented, proactive, a team player, creative, innovative, accurate and of course a commercial talent

WEC Lines offers:

  • A varied and independent position in an informal working environment.
  • A competitive salary and a fixed 13th.
  • 27 holidays, 4 extra “earnable” holidays based on age and years of service, 4 afternoons off (Good Friday, 5 December, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve).
  • A good pension scheme.
  • Supplementary life insurance.
  • A full-time working week is 38.75 hours.
  • Opportunity for further development through study or training.
  • Possibility of 1 home working day with home working allowance.
  • Travel allowance of €0.21 per km.
  • Good canteen at reasonable prices.

If you would like to know more about this position contact Esther Vermeulen at our Rotterdam office via +31 (0)10-4913304 or email your CV to

  • Esther Vermeulen
  • HRM & Secretary Department

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