Commercial Manager (Chemicals/Gas)


Description of
this vacancy

Join Vopak in Asia & Middle East. Make an impact. 

Your role and impact:

As our Commercial Manager (Chemicals/Gas), you will be responsible for functioning as manager of the Sales Department, optimizing revenue and profitability by selling the company’s services to current and potential customers, gathering market intelligence, setting and executing the commercial strategy, managing customer accounts and market sectors.

Are you ready to make an impact on our growing business in our region? Read on to find out more about this exciting job opportunity! 

A rewarding place to work  

A career at Vopak means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be a part of a visionary, global tank storage services leader with a heritage of over 400 years and work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. We embrace inclusion and diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment, which is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. Besides a competitive salary package, we offer a comprehensive benefits program comprising health insurance, parental leave and wellness activities. 

Who are we? 

Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company, operating 71 terminals in 23 countries.  We store vital products such as chemicals, oils, gases, LNG and biofuels with care. With a focus on sustainability, we ensure safe, clean and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases for our customers. By doing so, we enable the delivery of products vital for the energy, chemicals and food & agriculture industries, and to our daily lives. As a progressive and growing company, we continue transforming our portfolio and position our company strategically towards more sustainable forms of energy and feedstocks for example hydrogen and CO2.

We are committed to develop key infrastructure solutions for the world’s changing energy systems, while simultaneously investing in digitalization and innovation. Vopak is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 


  • Leads, manages and oversees all revenues and sales generation, commercial opportunity and marketing activities of the Operating Company (“lead-to-contract”)

  • Responsible for maximizing revenue and profit generation for the Operating Company

  • Identifies growth/ improvement opportunities with existing and new customers/ markets ensuring that the market share and revenues/ profit objectives are realized

  • Develops, communicates and implements commercial strategies of the Operating Company

  • Contributes to the strategic direction and day-to-day business in the region

  • Oversees and gives direction to the commercial and business opportunities and related capital investment projects

  • Identifies and targets new markets and customers aiming to grow market share; identifies and plans for mitigation of commercial and business risks

  • Leads and manages internal approval processes and procedures for commercially driven capital investment projects in accordance with Vopak Project Management framework

  • Manages, builds and develops meaningful relationships with customers and internal/ external stakeholders; represents the assigned location within regional commercial group and contributes to the regional business objectives

  • Oversees customer credit management and Accounts Receivable positions

  • Oversees and drives all commercial contract negotiations

  • Responsible for customer relationships and internal/ external stakeholder management in relation to the commercial and business development activities of the Operating Company

  • Responsible for customer relationships and internal/ external stakeholder management in relation to the commercial and business development activities of the Operating Company

  • Understands the needs, desires and requirements of the customer and translates those into improvement programs and/or additional services

  • Strives for increased customer satisfaction and loyalty

  • Oversees and manages complaint handling and satisfactory dispute resolution

  • Drives the Customer Satisfaction Survey process, including adequate representation of customers and follow-up

  • Champions continuous service improvement

  • Responsible for correct, complete and timely commercial intelligence

  • Understands and develops market intelligence related to local product markets, customers and competitors and coordinates internal and external resources

  • Delivers revenue, financial and investment forecasting, reports and contributes to periodical budget cycles; monitors and adjusts commercial performance

  • Prepares and communicates relevant commercial and service developments to regional and global senior management

  • Ensures the Vopak CRM system is up-to-date at all times with regard to customer, market, competition, commercial development, etc. information in assigned areas

  • Ensures all proposals and final contracts are in compliance with relevant regulations and company standards; manages contracts throughout their life-cycle

  • Responsible for providing exemplary commercial leadership

  • Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position

  • Manages, develops and motivates the Sales Department

  • Leads and champions the company’s sales methodology

  • Functions as a member of the local Management Team and contributes to the general objectives of the assigned location

  • Performs other duties assigned by management that fall within the generally expected scope of this position

  • Champions the company's sales methodology

  • Implements and ensures compliance with relevant Division and Corporate initiatives and programs

  • Contributes to internal and external audits and ensures compliance with relevant quality requirements

  • Aligns with the Customer Service, Finance and Operations departments

  • Responsible for managing people

  • Manages, motivates and develops staff in the Sales Department of the Operating Company


  • Bachelor's degree; MBA a plus

  • Thorough understanding of financial concepts

  • Minimum of 7 years commercial and business development experience in the petroleum, petrochemical sector or associated industries

  • Experience in leading and managing team of sales professionals ∙ Current knowledge of local market and regulatory conditions in the petroleum and/or petrochemical sector

  • Experience working with (international) customers in business-to-business environment

  • Ability to influence and negotiate; prioritize, meet deadlines; multi task

  • Business development and project management experience

How to apply?

Are you the Commercial Manager (Chemicals/Gas) we are looking for? We are interested in learning more about you. Apply to be part of our Commercial team. To send your application, click the 'apply' button. For more information about the vacancy, please email

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This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may cover other related duties to meet the ongoing organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The successful candidate will be awarded a local employment contract.

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