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Internship - Forwarding & Logistics

Posted 26 Nov 2022
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Are you that ambitious starter with a passion for logistics & forwarding and do you want to gain hands-on experience in this field?

Are you ready to work for a leading international trading house and help build our success? Then we are a perfect match for you!

For our logistics team we are looking for an Intern who wants to learn how a forwarding department of an international company works. You will also gain practical knowledge that will be extremely useful in your field in the future.

You will be working in a very fast growing company. Because the business is growing, the logistics department is constantly changing. At this moment the team takes care of the logistics to and from more than 70 countries. All modalities are covered: sea, rail, road & air. They are the pivot between traders and their customers. The team currently consists of 5 colleagues and can be described as young and driven.

This is what your day looks like:

The focus of this internship is to gain knowledge and insight within the entire responsibility of a logistics department. The tasks in your internship can therefore fall within different areas, such as:

  • Assist the team in processing and managing import and/or export shipments from A to Z in more than 70 countries worldwide
  • Get in touch with the modalities road, rail, air & sea
  • Help with updating reports and prepare monthly review sessions
  • Help with the testing of new systems and their roll-out (project management)
  • Work well in a team environment and assist other colleagues as needed
  • Assist in coordinating all freight flow, customs clearance and delivery of import freight.
  • Arrange for booking, trucking for export shipments

This is you!

  • You are busy with a logistics MBO or HBO education;
  • You are available 32-40 hours per week for at least 4 months;
  • You speak and write fluent Dutch and English.
  • You are a real pro: flexible, decisive, accurate and proactive;
  • You think along with your team. Together you go for solutions and results;
  • Of course you have good communication and social skills.

Why West Coast Supply Group?

Because we get you your coffee as an intern with us, and we will teach you a lot in a short period of time. We are used to working with interns in our learning environment and offer you unique opportunities to grow and develop. We have a young team, so you will easily connect with others. In addition, we really are the nicest, most international and dynamic company you will want to work for!

We offer:

  • Internship compensation;
  • challenge, variation, fun and a lot of serious responsibility within a fast-growing, internationally operating organization that dares to think big;
  • fast-paced and demanding work environment, but also time for a joint lunch in our restaurant, and a drink at the bar on our top floor every Friday afternoon;
  • fun team events and legendary annual parties;
  • open ears for innovations and ideas;
  • personal plan created to help you and us grow;
  • stimulating, international and commercial environment. A few key words: informal, no-nonsense, future-oriented, focus on development and success.
Let's go!

West Coast Supply Group is a privately owned international company specializing in the distribution of A-branded FMCGs. Rooted in the Netherlands and with over 40 years of experience in the business, we offer competitive prices on A-brands on a global scale. We offer a portfolio of high-quality products across various categories.
With our extensive import and export experience your order gets delivered fast, efficiently and reliably. We distribute the most recognized brands in the world.

FMCG
Leiden
Active in 75 countries
200 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 30 years

What employees are saying

Alexandra Pinkasova

HR

Alexandra Pinkasova

“At West Coast Supply Group I can be myself. I feel cared for and I have opportunities to grow. It is a fast-paced and fun environment with an open culture."

Intern

International Trader

Intern

My internship at WSCG was based on freedom and self-development. I was able to find and approach my own customers and it was up to me to manage them. The internship gave me a lot of knowledge and skills that I’ll be able to use in the future