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For our Legal Department we are looking for candidates for the following position in our Breda office:

Claims Handler (0.8 - 1 fte)

For our Legal Department we are looking for candidates for the following position in our Breda office:

Claims Handler (0.8 - 1 fte)

With headquarters located in Breda (the Netherlands), Vroon employs about 3,000 professionals in offices around the world and on board a diverse fleet of approximately 150 vessels. The Company is active - through various subsidiaries and under different brand names - in the following business segments: livestock carriers; offshore-support vessels; offshore maintenance and engineering services; dry-cargo vessels; container vessels; product tankers; high-heat tankers; car carriers and vessel-management services. From our Breda head office, approximately 120 staff support the Company’s activities.

What will you do?
In your role as Claims Handler, you will be responsible for a varied marine-claims caseload for the Company’s diverse and specialised fleet. You will predominantly handle hull and machinery and P&I (protection and indemnity) claims and will look after the Company’s insurance matters in general. You will also be responsible for analysing claim trends and reporting claim statistics for the fleet. On the basis of your day-to-day experience and reported claim trends, you may be asked to give presentations to the Company’s divisions on insurance, claims and lessons learned.

You will act as main contact person for Superintendents, Operators and Charterers; liaising with insurers or brokers where necessary.

You will operate in a close-knit Legal team, consisting of two Claims Handlers, three Legal Counsels and a Department Assistant. In this function, you report to the Group Legal Manager.

What do we offer?
We believe that to be an employer of choice, we need to take care of our employees. This is why, if you join our Company, you will enjoy benefits such as:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Company smart phone and laptop;
  • A wide range of development opportunities, including a (free) training programme and an annual personal budget that can be used for your own personal and professional development goals;
  • A company restaurant, in which it is a pleasure to have lunch or meetings.

Who are we looking for?
Our preferred candidate has:

  • An advanced Vocational Education (MBO4 or equivalent);
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in handling issues and claims, supported by relevant knowledge of maritime insurance;
  • A pro-active, pragmatic approach to problem solving;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • An eye for detail;
  • ​Good commercial awareness and understanding;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, reporting and presentation skills in English are essential.

Only candidates eligible to live and work in the EU will be considered for this position.

Job information:

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For more information, please contact our Group Legal Manager, Christopher Savoye,
(T: +31 76 2068100).
Applications in English, including curriculum vitae, should be addressed to careers@vroon.nl

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