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Employees telling their stories: Jeroen Herders

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Jeroen has been working at Vertraco as an operational employee since December 2021. Through a recruitment agency specialising in the logistics sector, he was put in touch with the company: “I have been working in the logistics sector since 1998 and knew Vertraco from a collaboration with a previous employer. From the first moment, it felt familiar.”

Efficient logistics process

Particularly the company's small scale and direct lines of communication appeal to me. As an operational employee, I have several tasks that contribute to efficient logistics. This includes planning, safe transport with the available vessels and the administrative handling of cargo transport contracts to Latin America. Personally, I have a lot of affinity with these countries and the culture, which only makes my work more enjoyable. Together with a colleague, I perform this service within Vertraco.”

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Visit to the ports

It is precisely because the work is so diverse and there are opportunities for growth that Jeroen is in the right place: “The work is challenging and dynamic due to the diversity of tasks. After working from home, I am happy to be back in the office. I work a lot in the office, but occasionally I also visit the ports and ships. It is important to maintain good contact with the captain and the crew of the ships. This way, I know exactly what is going on.”

ISO 9001 certification

“I am currently also working on the ISO 9001 certification. This is the international standard for quality management systems and with a certificate we show that our processes meet these standards. At the moment, I have sufficient challenges in my work, and I concentrate on the daily tasks and the success of the logistics process.”

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