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Risk Manager

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, RotterdamStaff - Insurance

Job description

Royal Den Hartogh Logistics is a leading Logistics Service Provider, specialized in bulk transport for the chemical, gas, polymer and food industry. Safety and operational excellence are embedded in Den Hartogh’s culture. The company highly values networking and partnerships and strives to develop smart logistics solutions together with its customers and third parties that contribute to a more efficient supply chain.

Den Hartogh has a presence in every region of the world, with premises/offices in 50 locations within 29 countries. Our workforce consists of more than 2,100 people and our modern equipment includes 23,970 tank containers, 5,791 dry bulk containers and specialised dry bulk trailers, 340 tank trailers and 659 trucks.

Purpose of this Role

The position of Risk Manager is a new role. The significant growth of Den Hartogh Logistics drives their ambition to further professionalize the risk management function for their global operations. Risk management, including insurance & claims handling, is currently dealt with by a team of six professionals based out of their HQ in Rotterdam and out of the UK.

Under his/her leadership Risk Management will gain an increased focus and awareness amongst the various stakeholders in the organization and support the procurement and commercial functions in their contract negotiations.

The risk manager will furthermore ensure that the policy towards risk management is clear and supported throughout the organization and that compliance is embedded in the overall decision making.

The risk manager reports to the Finance Director and works closely together with the commercial leaders in the organization. The current six risk management professionals based out of the Benelux and UK report directly to the new Risk Manager.

Job requirements


  • A master’s degree in finance, business administration or a similar is required

Experience and knowledge
  • At least 5 years experience in Risk Management within an international logistics company or within an insurance or insurance brokerage company combined with other relevant business experience
  • Sound legal knowledge and knowledge of transport law are preferred

The competencies required by the jobholder should include the ability to:

  • Remain forceful when others become obstructive or pessimistic. Demonstrate a can-do mentality
  • Get self and others started in order to achieve tasks and overcome problems as well as assist those who are not natural self-starters
  • Take decisions in a timely and appropriate manner whilst at the same time ensuring others follow similar principles
  • Be confident when dealing with difficult problems and come up with imaginative solutions. Also encourage others to do so
  • Develop networks and identify resources as and when necessary
  • Use researched factual information when solving problems and apply logic when handling conflict
  • Evaluate situations, calculate risks whilst justifying and defending correctness
  • Bring a sense of urgency to situations, demonstrate an active approach, be willing to get involved in order to increase the pace and achieve company goals and objectives
  • Feel comfortable working in an entrepreneurial organization
  • Leading and shaping a new role within the organization

The offer
Den Hartogh offers an interesting and independent position with a high degree of responsibility in an international and dynamic environment. The role offers opportunities for personal development and Den Hartogh will offer competitive employment conditions.

The position will be in Rotterdam with, limited, international travelling needed for the role.

The process

The search and selection is done by Venturn, Niels Romme who can be reached at +31 6 386 30 623 /

A personality and logical reasoning assessment is part of the overall process. Please apply only via following link on the agencies website :

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam
Staff - Insurance

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