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Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Genève, Geneva, CH, 1211

Company: Bunge

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

“Kickstart your career at the operational heart of a uniquely operating global agribusiness multinational company, managing the Sea Freight logistic of essential plant-based feed and food through the supply chain”


What will you be doing as a Freight Operator?
This role as Freight Operator at Bunge is your next career step to grow and become responsible for all aspects of the voyage. From the initial instructions, cargo and bunker calculations to the hire and freight payments, followed by the finalization for dry bulk cargoes in Panamax and Handy sized vessels. During the process you will appoint agents, surveyors and port captains. You are aware of, and responsible to guard that your cargo meets regulations and legal obligations. Communication is an essential part of the job. As a Freight operator you will be in contact with owners, charterers, brokers and traders on a frequent basis. In this position you work in a team of 21 operators, all of which, are responsible for managing the voyage. Besides your team, you will work closely with the trade department. The position offers a lot of responsibilities and opportunities to deliver your input for improvement. In order to get up to speed, of course we will provide a thorough induction and onboarding by a senior colleague. 
What does your future Manager have to say about this position?
The Junior Freight Operator has a challenging job at Bunge. Your actions and input can make a real difference for the organization. The freights department offers variety in your daily work and opportunities to develop yourself as a professional. There is room to deliver your own input. If you see points of improvement, we encourage you to share your knowledge. This is a demanding but amazing job and you’ll have a great environment to work in, with communicative and passionate colleagues who love to bring the best results together on a daily basis.
What will you bring to the role of Freight Operator?
You are an internationally oriented, positive and structured person with engaging communication skills. You have the mindset to find a solution to every problem and building sustainable business relationships is second nature to you. Furthermore, your proactive and a natural team player. 

What else do we expect?

  • BSc in Logistics or technical degree;
  • Between 1-3 years of experience in a similar position, which might have been gained during your study;
  • Sea Freight experience is a big plus;
  • Excellence in English;
  • Located in Geneva (is a must).  

What do we offer you as Freight Operator?
A key role in an organization with colleagues around the world, who are dedicated to improving the global Agri-Food value chain, one day at a time. Together, we bring food from where it’s produced to where it’s needed. We do this in an informal culture where an entrepreneurial mindset is valued. Being a global company with a constant need for innovation, a broad variety of challenges and development opportunities can support your long term career at Bunge. We value and stimulate development through training, education and experience and offer  effective/accredited tools and resources to support you in your journey. 


If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to see your application and motivation in English by hitting apply! 


"Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk."


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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