Head of Carrier Management | P&O Ferrymasters Rotterdam / Remote

Head of Carrier Management | P&O Ferrymasters

The ideal candidate 

For our client P&O Ferrymasters we are looking for a Head of Carrier Management with a result driven mindset to further develop the Carrier Management strategies.

P&O Ferrymasters is a leading provider of tailored logistics and transportation solutions in Europe. Their customers are at the heart of everything they do. From design to delivery, the innovative services are completely focused on their success. P&O Ferrymasters integrate road, rail and sea across 14 countries, providing seamless and efficient supply chain solutions that go the distance, each and every time.

Following the establishment of a new Commercial JV, P&O Ferrymasters is in transition from a Business Unit led organization to a product driven organization with an asset heavy product set-up and a Pan-European asset light organization. For the later, the new Logistics product will serve predominantly at the outskirts of the asset network and deliver E2E solutions to those customers requiring more value added services and different geographical coverages than the existing asset network of the JV. The logistics product is formed by bringing together the former contract logistics and freight management organization and aims to instill customer centricity, uniformity, transparency and ease of doing business both for our customers as well as our partners with whom E2E solutions are developed and executed.

A primary objective for the logistics product is to roll-out a centrally organized and managed carrier management department with a Pan-European scope delivering both solutions internally to the various geographical offices as well as be the 1st point of contact for the commercial organization in designing, proposing and implementing new solutions for both existing as well as new Customers.

The Carrier Management department will be responsible for designing a carrier management strategy, central purchasing of 3rd party haulage requirements, managing 3rd party haulers, establish YoY continuous improvements (both operationally, financially and sustainability), signal and report on short, medium and long term market developments and drive quality, innovation, customer centricity through an agile carrier management structure across Europe.

Results to be achieved

Results to be achieved
  • Implement and deliver the Carrier Management strategy
  • Build a centrally organized European department
  • Manage, onboard and review carriers’ performance


  • Senior experience in transport / logistics or Freight Forwarding Industry
  • Strong background in Carrier Management
  • Drive data-driven mindset with an entrepeneurial spirit


  • International leading provider of tailored logistics and transportation solutions
  • An open, pragmatic environment
  • Self-starting and taking responsibility

Location and conditions

Location and conditions
  • Rotterdam / Remote
  • Permanent
  • Fulltime

Results to be achieved

  • Implement and deliver the P&O Ferrymasters Carrier Management Strategy and to set, purchase, maintain, improve and review standards of carriers / 3rd Party Haulage operating across P&O Ferrymasters.
  • Develop, review and maintain current carriers and companywide agreements with carriers, delivering benefit (safety, service, capacity and cost) overall to P&O Ferrymasters. Set up new carriers and maintain existing carriers in line with SP05 – LSP Approval Procedure.
  • You understand the transport market: be informed of and manage changes in the market with the suppliers (ferry price changes; fuel price changes; Government tax and tolls; currency changes). Inform the business of such changes and potential impacts and solutions. You act as the first point of contact to the service delivery & commercial organization of the Logistics product.

Which requirements do we expect from you? 

  • Senior experience in transport / logistics with relevant purchasing experience, preferably within an international company.
  • You have the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks, different projects and don’t mind travelling. With a solid background in the freight forward industry you are able to build and manage an international team to build up the Carrier Management department as an important central service oriented part of P&O Ferrymasters.
  • As the Head of Carrier Management are able to manage the different stakeholders internally as well as 3rd Party Haulage partners and create clarity where customer sees complexity. You are responsible for building a centralized Carrier Management department within P&O Ferrymasters.

Working environment

  • P&O Ferrymasters is a leading provider of tailored logistics and transportation solutions in Europe.
  • Self-starting, taking responsibility and overall good communication skills with all levels.
  • Energetic, Pragmatic, a 'Can do' mentality with a drive for growth and a high customer satisfaction.