CPH Chemicals B.V., an international chemicals and metals trading company in the Amsterdam area, is looking for an experienced Trade Execution and Contract Operator (T&C Operator). We are a family owned business in the Amsterdam area that has been around for more than 20 years and is now one of the leading international traders in dry bulk chemicals and minor metals. Currently CPH is made up of about 35 global professionals that form a closely knit, multinational team. It is divided in subteams for Trading, Logistics & Distribution and Finance & Control.

The current vacancy is for a senior position in the logistics team. The main responsibility for this role is the continuous follow up of trade transactions and contracts, arranging logistics and the preparation of documentation required for presentation under letters of credit and for collection. 

Besides this, the T&C Manager will be responsible for:

  • Acquiring and maintaining bank limits for L/C confirmations and discounting of bank risk

  • Assists in negotiating documentation and fees with banks

  • Interaction with banks and credit insurance companies

  • Advising on drafting of trade contracts and export L/C’s or other payment conditions for the company’s clients

  • Arranging and maintaining appropriate marine insurance policies and credit insurance

  • Supporting traders in negotiating appropriate payment terms and logistics solutions

  • Clarifying client delivery requirements in such a way that they can be properly documented and calculated for cost

  • Planning and organizing all logistical steps and related documentation from the moment of sale until final delivery and payment. This includes arranging shipment, storage, shipping documents, etc.

  • Proper logging of all physical, logistics and financial operations in the Company’s systems


CPH Chemicals is a relationship driven company both with its clients, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders. We prefer to build long lasting relationships and typically hires people that have a fit with the team and its company culture.

The role requires 7+ years of experience in relevant roles in banking (documentary credits) or logistics (international forwarding and trade execution). Experience with contracting and insurance is a plus. Besides a seasoned professional in your field of expertise, you are hands on with an eye for detail. You are flexible in thought and action and you typically look for things that you can do to contribute even if they are not strictly in your remit. You are solution oriented and working as a team, solving problems together, comes as a second nature to you.

You have an HBO, BA or MA degree and are fluent in Dutch and English, both in speech and for English in writing.

We offer:

  • A place in a professional and engaged team

  • Flat organization structure with short lines of communication

  • A gross salary of EUR 4.000-4.500 per month, depending on level of experience, on the basis of a 40 hour workweek

  • Participation in the Company’s bonus scheme, offering a one (minimum) or more months of salary as a bonus

  • Allowance for public transport travel cost


In case you would like to apply for this position, please send your letter in Dutch or in English and a resumé to Walter Vollebregt of Vollebregt Advisory at For questions you can call him at +31614812049.



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