BASEL OFFICE - Manager Logistics Operations

The Manager Logistics Operations is responsible for managing and controlling all activities related to supply chain management of our fleet worldwide. The logistics manager will liaise with our Global Logistics Partner in planning, coordinating, and monitoring logistics operations such as transportation, supply chain processes, warehousing, consolidation, across the full Viking fleet. The Manager Logistics is also responsible for controlling and monitoring Freight Budget.

The key focus of the role will be on ensuring delivery consistency, cost and process adherence, customs and loading operations, as well as general ship support as related to purchasing. The responsibilities of the Manager Logistics will be global for the fleet of Ocean and Expedition vessels. The Manager Logistics will work in close cooperation with the Onboard Inventory Managers, the Purchasing team as well as the Onboard Operations team. As the role is new, responsibilities and scope may change. In addition, the Manager Logistics Operation will be in charge of periodic reporting related to day to day operations of purchasing and logistics activities.

Position is based in Basel, Switzerland. 



  • Follows up on quarterly Hotel Orders in order to make sure these are prepared in due time and works closely together with procurement department to ensure planning and deliveries are in a timely manner
  • Works closely with the shipboard team and the suppliers to ensure that all products needed for the operation are on board at all times
  • Follow up on service level issues with all vendors
  • Follow up on invoices and credit notes registration and approval in cooperation with the accounting ocean team
  • Support the ships in case of deviations, delayed deliveries or emergency orders, to ensure the ships have all the supplies they need and to work with both the operations teams and our vendors to eliminate potential root causes for deviations, emergency orders, excess spend, and waste
  • Provides support to Purchasing and suppliers defining a depletion plan for slow moving items and discontinued items according to suggestions received from the Fleet Inventory Manager
  • Support the Procurement Team in planning and monitoring freight cost and freight operations for ships under management
  • Manage special projects within the Purchasing team
  • Comply with all corporate and ship standards and procedures, including follows all policies, and safety and environmental procedures




  • Young professional with a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years of experience as an inventory manager on a cruise line or as warehouse/ logistic operator
  • Must have experience organizing logistics (via sea, air, road) on a global scale
  • Knowledge about customs processes is nice to have
  • A strong leadership profile with previous management experience, able to develop, motivate and train people
  • A can-do mindset, with a strong focus on delivery a superior guest experience as well as a focus on costs and budgets
  • Flexibility and stress resistance, team player, commitment, positive personality, professional appearance
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills. Fluent in English, additional languages a plus
  • Analytical mindset with a strong knowledge of Excel
  • Knowledge of SQL and / or MXP is a plus
  • Must have an experience in project management
  • A bachelor degree or equivalent is a minimum requirement
  • Maintains the confidentiality of personnel and payroll records and private company information
  • Highly motivated self-starter with complete attention to detail
  • Ability to travel both domestically and overseas





  • Flexible working hours
  • Onsite employee restaurant (including complimentary soft drinks, juices and coffee)
  • Regular company events, e.g. sports games, barbecue, cooking classes
  • A modern working environment with height-adjustable desks
  • A highly talented, passionate and international team
  • Discounts on cultural events and sports activities


Please apply via our website including your CV and cover letter in English



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