Logistics Assistant

Job location:
Antwerp, Belgium
Created moment:
February 6, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 06877

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and 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 Assistant

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 kind 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 stock management 

  • Manage inventory at sites level and optimize inventory level.

  • 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 quality and financial performance of the company

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

  • Participation in ad hoc projects & analysis according to business needs

  • Being able to backup  colleague’s activities 


  • Is accountable for the OTIF (On Time In Full) and customer satisfaction

  • Is accountable for the claims KPIs

  • 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 company’s programs


  • Job Title: Logistics Assistant

  • Direct reports: None

  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium

  • Contract: Permanent

  • Starting Date: March or April 2023


Key competencies

  • Able to express in Dutch & English

  • 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

  • Ambitious, self confident and target oriented

  • 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



Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

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.