Based in 29 European ports, with a company history of more than 100 years and a fleet of more than 110 tugs, the FAIRPLAY TOWAGE GROUP has built a worldwide reputation as market leader, combined with the old tradition and a sustainable future with our self-designed Hydrogen tugs, which will be operational in 2025.

Our group of companies offers a variety of maritime services from a one-stop source. This includes tugboat services, salvage, coastal protection and accident prevention as well as traditional dockyard work, shipbuilding, repairs and steel work.

In our business, our motto #strongconnection stands for: high quality standards, reliability, trust, and a strong connection with our customers.

To strengthen our Sales Department in Rotterdam, we are looking for a

Senior Sales Manager (all genders)

Your responsibilities:

  • Proactively develop, maintain, and manage a strong connection with existing and potential customers such as shipping agencies, ship owners, charterers, traders, brokers, offshore companies and representative agents both locally and abroad.
  • Actively markets and sells FTG services to grow our customer base through regular visits locally and abroad.
  • Manage negotiations and secure new contracts, contract extensions and spot enquiries.
  • Identify and develop new market opportunities, analyse, and present business proposals.
  • Attendance of receptions, exhibitions, and trade shows within the marine shipping community.
  • Liaise with operations and other departments and safeguard a smooth execution of the contracts.
  • Monitor continuous service quality and customer satisfaction, promote constant improvement, and supervise and coordinate the internal processes.
  • Stays fully updated on market developments and competitors’ activities.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor‘s degree in shipping or similar.
  • Over 5 years of experience in an operational or sales role within the towage industry, a shipping agency, chartering or any other maritime service related company.
  • Solid understanding of the company’s industry.
  • Great listening, effective communication and collaboration skills, team oriented.
  • Analytical driven and creative thinking.
  • Entrepreneurship, initiative oriented and self-motivated.
  • Pleasure in traveling from time to time.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and use of any CRM software.
  • Fluent Dutch and English (oral/written).

What we offer:

  • Position is based in our Rotterdam office with possibility of mobile work.
  • Attractive remuneration including additional benefits.
  • Great scope for creativity.
  • Secure and unlimited workplace in the maritime industry.
  • Appreciative and multicultural working environment.


Do you want to be part of our crew? Don’t hesitate and come on board now.

At the FAIRPLAY TOWAGE GROUP, we value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, age, nationality, ethnic and social origin, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. That’s why we consciously promote equal opportunities and cooperation in our teams. Applications from people with disabilities will be given preference if they are of equal suitability and quality.

We look forward to receiving your meaningful application documents (letter of motivation/ cv/ corresponding evidence)