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Central Logistics Specialist

About the role

Location: Belgium - Mechelen

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent



We rise to the challenge!


Will you be our new recruit who is ready to tackle the challenges of the cracker products world?
We are currently looking for a new match who takes on the position of Central Logistics Specialist for our Business Unit Hydrocarbons & Energy, based in Mechelen (Belgium).

As a Logistics specialist/coordinator, you will focus on the planning and scheduling of gas and chemical shipments, pipeline operations and administrative activities related to the buying and selling of petrochemical products. You take the responsibility for the smooth and cost optimal logistics execution of commercial deals and contracts  made by the commercial team and you give guidelines on short-term imbalances and provide optimized logistics instructions to trade partners and logistic service providers. 

These will be your main responsibilities:

  • Day to day execution of operational flows of gas and liquid shipping (VLGC, handy size, coasters) for cracker feedstocks and products for all European locations.
  • Provide input, suggestions and logistics expertise to the commercial teams to improve future performance of contracts and work actively on new ideas.
  • Optimise logistical costs by using optimal shipping arrangements.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant safety, environmental, quality and sustainability certification standards in the shipping, terminal operations and storage processes for the assigned portfolio and develop and implement recommendations for improvements.
  • Provide and understand operational input to assure optimal demurrage handling/recovery.
  • Contribute to supplier performance review sessions with the goal to drive continuous improvements of service level and contracts.

About you

You have obtained your Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (Logistics/ Economy/Business/Engineering) and can already look back on at least 5 years of (maritime) experience in a similar role, preferably in a (petro)chemical environment. Numbers are your second nature; you excel in Excel and have (no must) SAP experience. You master English on a professional level, knowledge of any additional language is welcome.
You have great analysing, planning and scheduling skills and have an eye for detail. You make well profound and sometimes quick decisions. On top of that you can work independently but are also a team worker and contribute to achieving excellent results. You demonstrate excellent communication and networking skills, which help you to develop robust and successful relationships with your internal and external stakeholders. You demonstrate a high level of integrity, ethics and multi-cultural awareness. In addition, you are stress-resistant and adapt easily to a fast moving, challenging environment.  As cherry on the cake,you see yourself as a solid performer but also have a healthy ambition to learn and grow into a more complex role in our logistics team.

About Borealis and our offer



We offer a full-time permanent contract, base location Mechelen, with a competitive salary and a fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of our location.  This could be your door opener for a career in our growing international company. 


We are here for you!

If you have any questions, please contact Joke Tielens, joke.tielens@borealisgroup.com. Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com

We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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