Logistics & Shipping Coordinator

Job location:
Antwerp, Belgium
Created moment:
April 11, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08149

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Logistics & Shipping Coordinator

Job Summary


The Antwerp port is considered as a key location for Imerys EMEA and serves as a logistic platform designed to handle large volumes of different kinds of minerals arriving from overseas origins and destined for European customers or production sites. The established facility handles massive tons of minerals in dry or liquid form and uses transport solutions of all possible logistics modalities. The team is responsible for the operational coordination of all activities within Imerys PM EMEA and other divisions logistics activities.


  • Operational management and coordination of assigned logistics categories / logistics modes and related activities for Imerys PM EMEA minerals. 

  • Possible logistics categories include Short Sea Freight, Barging Stevedoring, Storing, Inspection, Road Haulage, Rail Transportation, etc.

  • Operational and administrative logistics and stock management.


  • Manage orders and inventory at site level. (and support optimize inventory levels)

  • Closely liaise and communicate with internal stakeholders, departments (Purchase, CS, Logistics, S&OP, sales,...) to fully understand requirements and constraints. 

  • Set-up, maintain and improve system database to manage effectively carrier relationships, performance, contractual and volume commitments, rates and service levels. 

  • In conjunction with the Purchasing Manager, manage vessels for different lanes.

  • Support success and failures to improve business efficiency and secure continuous contribution to the logistics quality performance of the company.

  • Manage and complete occasional small projects on logistics within the parameter of the divisions. 

  • Being able to backup a colleague's activities.


  • Is accountable for the OTIF (On Time In Full) and customer satisfaction for the related order pattern.

  • Is accountable for the claims KPIs for the related order pattern.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe personal environment and acting safely at all times.

  • Fully supports the location health, safety and environmental (HSE) programs by participating in their implementation, maintenance, enforcement and compliance with the company's programs.


Key competencies:

  • Fluent in English. Dutch is a strong advantage

  • Tools: knowledge of SAP and Google suite is a plus. 

  • Strong logistics business sense. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with customer services, warehouse workforce and Imerys suppliers.

  • Inventory and handling management. 

  • Knowledge of different transport modes and custom clearance. 

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environments. 

  • Rigorous compliance with procedures and processes. 

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage priorities. 

  • Analysis and problem solving and result oriented. 

  • Team player and positive personality. 

  • Reactivity and stress management during peaks of activity.

Educational & Relevant experience:

  • Bachelor in international Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of logistics experience

Position Type

Full time



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recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.