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S5 North Europe B.V. - (Junior) Waterklerk

Working @ S5 - Work hard, play hard!

At S5, we don’t expect our customers to settle for second-best and you shouldn’t either. Like you, we have great ambitions: to become the world’s leading shipping agency service. Challenging for sure, and hard work but also interesting, dynamic, satisfying and definitely fun. Always with our corporate values as a solid foundation, of course.
Our no-nonsense approach is to-the-point and clear, hands-on and can-do. From communicating with worldwide customers to having a nest of poisonous spiders removed from a shipment - never a dull moment! Fortunately, you always have your colleagues to fall back on who are dedicated professionals like yourself. Independent team players who together want to make a difference to our customers and help improve our shipping industry.

Everything at S5 is new and we are open to any innovation or change which might benefit our customers. If you see a new opportunity, we will encourage you to seize it. We will also encourage you to grow along with us, with plenty of career opportunities and a strong focus on professional training.
From day one, you are an integral part of our team, both inside and outside the office. More than anything we need team spirit to realise our international ambitions. In a dynamic world, we aim to grow fast. To become the best because only the best will do!

Discovering new opportunities?

S5, based in Rotterdam, is looking for a:


(Junior) Waterklerk


Role description:

Your responsibility is to ensure that all ship-proceedings in the ports are handled and executed in a controlled manner.


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the ships are cleared, regardless of time or place;
  • Be a focal point for the principal;
  • Operational, administrational and financial tasks, such as drawing pro-formas serving agencies;
  • Visiting ships during stay in port;
  • Preparation of documentation (e.g. Bills of Lading), check received bills on accuracy and forward to the administration for further processing and payment;
  • Correspondence to agencies plus necessary documentation;
  • Contact with customs, stevedores, ship suppliers, repairers, cargo interests and various port authorities, etc.;
  • Follow up crew related work;
  • Maintain contact between ship and the office.



This vacancy is open to strengthen our team in Rotterdam (head office of S5 North Europe).



  • Flexible;
  • Independent;
  • Stress resistant;
  • Team player;
  • Competent;
  • No 9-to-5 mentality;
  • Meets our core values: Service, Innovation, Integrity and No-Nonsense.


Education & requirements:

  • MBO degree, preferably shipping-related;
  • Nautical background and affinity with shipping;
  • Flexible, client oriented, independent and can work under stress;
  • Not a 9-to-5 mentality;
  • In possession of a driver's license and living in the area;
  • Communicative skills in Dutch and English (both spoken and written);
  • Have a positive attitude and commitment to the company, based on our core values of Service, Innovation, Integrity and No-Nonsense.


Our offer:
S5 offers a challenging job with good opportunities to develop yourself within a growing international and professional environment.


Salary and other benefits:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Personal development and training opportunities;
  • Company Car;
  • Mobile phone


Yes, I want this job!

We invite you to apply! Please send us your CV and cover letter. Let us know why you want to work for S5 and why you think you are suitable for this position. Do you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact our Human Resources department at (+31) 10 506 2000.


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