We are looking to hire a


Senior Logistics Specialist - Foreign Trade Operations

Based in Thessaloniki | Ref: LOG - 0921


About VIPA

VIPA is a European multinational company, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a leading position in the global recycling and recovered material trading sectors. Its Greek subsidiary, VIPA Hellas, has the country headquarters in Thessaloniki (G&G Office Complex, Meditteranean Cosmos area) and employs more than 140 people in Greece, achieving constant dynamic growth in both operations and manpower.


Why VIPA?

For us, each and every team member is special and important, and this is the reason why we invest in education, training, personal and professional growth. We offer great working conditions in a multinational environment, in a dynamic and fast-growing company.


Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain good relationships with vendors and service providers to improve overall business performance

  • Perform effective negotiations with carriers, forwarders, and other logistics partners

  • Perform regular visits to international vendors to discuss practical issues and build rapport

  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction and material flow improvement

  • Monitor agreement implementation

  • Collaborate closely with local Logistics Department to ensure compliance with set agreements

  • Manage budget and track spending for related activities

  • Participate in various Logistics projects


Qualifications & Competencies

  • At least 5 years of related experience (International Logistics, Forwarding, International Trade, Imports, and Exports)

  • Proven ability to troubleshoot a variety of international logistics scenarios to provide timely and cost-effective resolutions

  • Fluency in English (other languages will be considered a plus)

  • Ability to deal with problems under pressure

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Ability to perform with minimum supervision

  • Availability for regular international travel


What we offer

  • Competitive salary, according to experience and qualifications

  • Excellent working conditions in a multinational environment

  • Flexible working schedule - working from home for some days of the week

  • Opportunities for professional and personal development

  • Private health insurance

All applications will be considered strictly confidential

VIPA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, or any other status protected under law.