Team Lead Cost Control (FT)


Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The department

The Cost Control department deals with all incoming invoices that are related to operational costs worldwide. All incoming invoices are assessed by semi-automatic estimates. These estimates must correspond as much as possible to the actual invoice.

As Team Lead Cost Control you will be responsible for managing your own team of Cost Controllers. You will be responsible for operational management, process optimization, determining the KPI’s and targets. As Team Lead Cost Control you will report to the Cost Control Manager.


  • You are responsible for maintaining estimates (templates) by adjusting rates, locations, type and size of containers and maintaining formulas based on contracts and invoicing;
  • You will manually assess invoices that deviate from the estimate and take a critical look at the estimate, analyze and correct different, incorrect invoices;
  • You maintain contact with the agencies and suppliers as well as our Finance, IT, Procurement, Operations and Container Logistics departments about incorrect invoices, for the delivery of (operational) reports, contracts and receiving invoices;
  • You make new estimates based on contracts and invoices;
  • You link agents with ports in the system and set the margins to be handled;
  • Monitor and continuously optimize the smart-scanning of invoices inflow;
  • If the invoice is correct, approve the invoices and pass them on to the Finance department;
  • Accountability for a team of 4 colleagues;
  • Coaching and advising your team;
  • Continuously ensure process optimization;
  • Determining weekly KPI’s and targets;
  • Reporting to the Cost Control Manager through self-made dashboards;
  • Increasing the efficiency of business processes.

We ask:

  • A completed bachelor or university study, preferably in finance;
  • At least 1 years of managerial experience;
  • Experience with dashboards and being able to make them is a must;
  • Experience with Logistics is a must;
  • Affinity with shipping is a plus;
  • Stress-resistant and well-suited to deadlines;
  • Communicative skills (interaction with other departments);
  • Experience in Learning and Development of employees;
  • Analytical skills and numerical insight;
  • Good knowledge of Excel (up to making macro’s);
  • Problem solving ability and can work independently;
  • Good command of both the Dutch and English language in word and writing;
  • Full-time available, preferably in the short term.

We offer:

  • A modern office in a prime location with open workplaces and good facilities;
  • A challenging and dynamic job in a strong and international company;
  • An excellent salary with good fringe benefits.

More information?

For more information, please contact Amira Abdulkader (HR Officer) on +31 (0) 102818286. If this vacancy appeals to you, please send your CV and letter of motivation to

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