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Vacancy: Tender Manager (Shipping)

Jumbo has built a worldwide reputation providing engineered solutions for the full range of Heavy Lift Transportation and Offshore Installation. Founded in 1968, Jumbo is an independent company with a long-term vision for success. That success is driven by client-satisfaction, long- term strategies, and the notion that, in this highly specialised and complex field, trust and reliability is key. That is why Jumbo invests heavily in the continuous development of both office staff and fleet.

Jumbo is a family-owned company, with committed people who have a ‘hands-on mentality’. This is reflected in the way we work together and how we think along with our clients and partners, always looking for the best solution. With the Stay Well program Jumbo strives to be a responsible partner focused on the health and safety of all its stakeholders.

Jumbo’s Commercial Shipping Department deals with logistical transport solutions for a fleet of 8 vessels with lifting capacities up to 3000 mt operating worldwide and 31 vessels together with our joint venture partner SAL under the Jumbo SAL Alliance. To strengthen the Commercial Shipping team Jumbo is looking for a Tender Manager (Shipping).

The Manager Tendering Shipping is responsible for managing, coordination and supervision of assigned tenders within the Commercial Shipping Department in consultation with Manager Commerce Shipping. It’s possible to fulfil this position from our office in Schiedam.

The Tender Manager is a communicative and a creative, goal-oriented problem solver who takes pride in facilitating tenders at the highest level, by working accurately with an eye for detail.


  • Management of the Tendering Shipping department;
  • Ensure compliance of assigned shipping tenders with Jumbo policies and guidelines;
  • Allocate resources within the tender department;
  • Contribute to Bid/No-bid decisions with Regional Commercial Manager / Manager Chartering & Projects;
  • Make recommendations for price levels of shipping tenders and ensure consistency over shipping tenders issued;
  • Oversee correct qualification of shipping tenders for consistency with Jumbo policies;
  • Preparation of assigned shipping tenders;
  • Co-ordinate shipping tender clarifications;
  • Informing and reporting to the Jumbo SAL Alliance Chartering Board (forecast/ actual/ main tenders);
  • Reports and highlights critical activities to the Manager Commerce Shipping;
  • Liaison and coordination with Operations Department, Legal Department, Engineering, Department, Financial Department, Purchasing Department, HRM Department, Technical Department and QHSE Department for tendering purposes.


  • Bachelor or Master degree. Engineering degree is a pre;
  • Understanding of Heavy Lift Shipping / good technical and operational background is preferred;
  • Appreciation of the risks of Heavy Lift Shipping;
  • Knowledge of standard BIMCO Supply time/ voyage charter contracts;
  • Knowledge of Heavy Lift Shipping market;
  • Fully conversant in English (verbally and in writing);
  • Some knowledge of the Dutch or German language is helpful, depending on location.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project).


  • Commercial acumen;
  • Ability to gauge risk;
  • Priority setting;
  • Creative, goal orientated problem solver;
  • Social team player with hands-on attitude;
  • Pro-active coordinator;
  • Good communication skills.


Jumbo offers a challenging and interesting position in a dynamic, international organization that has a clear vision for innovation and growth. Jumbo stimulates a healthy life style both in and out of the office, by supporting and sponsoring Jumbo’s sport teams and activities. Besides our competitive salaries Jumbo offers excellent fringe benefits like:

  • The opportunity for hybrid working.
  • A solid pension package.
  • 26 paid leave days a year and an unlimited amount of unpaid leave.

The headquarters of Jumbo is based in Schiedam. Within Jumbo there is an informal working environment and every Friday you are welcome to join the Friday afternoon drinks in the company restaurant.


Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Bas Bieckmann, Recruiter via or via telephone number +31 6 25313513. Applications (in English), should respond specifically to the requirements, and can be sent, including curriculum vitae and motivation letter, to the Human Resource Department via the application form below.

Reactions from staffing agencies and other third parties are not appreciated.


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