Commercial Contracts Officer

VARO Energy B.V. (via Legadex)
< 1 jaar, 1-3 jaar

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VARO Energy Group (VARO) refines, stores and distributes oil products and biofuels for the North West European market. VARO sources crude oil for its refineries in Bavaria (Germany) and Cressier (Switzerland), where it manufactures products such as gasoline, diesel and heating oil. Afterwards, VARO transports, stores and distributes the products to its customers in Benelux, France, Germany and Switzerland. By building a network of refineries, tankstorage terminals and distribution channels VARO is investing in this market and secures the reliable supply of oil products and biofuels for heating, transportation, construction and the petrochemical industry. VARO’s total storage capacity of 1.7 million cubic meters is spread over a network of nearly 50 depots in North West Europe.

Currently we are recruiting a


Commercial Contracts Officer


As a Commercial Contracts Officer at VARO you will guide the full contracting cycle from entering into commercial contracts throughout the correct execution and actual performance of contracts in the Benelux & France. You will ensure that the correct contracts are used and contain proper customer information, liaising with the commercial back office and credit department. Also monitoring correct signatures, duly filing of the contracts in the Group’s Contract Management system and checking that the right GT&C are used is part of your responsibilities.

Furthermore, you make sure that Legal is involved when there are deviations from ordinary business / standard contracts. Besides this, you support the Business by obtaining additional legal documentation required for certain deals (for example corporate information, bank guarantees), which involves co-operation with Legal and Treasury departments.


Driven by getting things done in line with VARO’s Legal Policy, you provide overall management support and assistance to the Senior Legal Counsels implementing standard contracts in the VARO Group (including Germany and Switzerland).



  • Bachelor (BA) or Master (MA) degree in law

  • Starter or up to 3 years of working experience as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Commercial Assistant, preferably within an international operating commercial contracts or legal department

  • Experience with contract management is considered a plus

  • Attention to detail, able to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Pro-active, flexible and analytical

  • Good communication skills, culturally adaptive

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and preferably experience with Sharepoint

  • Fluent in English, spoken and written, German is considered a plus  


  • A broad commercial legal position within a dynamic, open and entrepreneurial international environment

  • For a starter or paralegal/legal assistant/commercial assistant with several years of experience

  • Being part of an experienced and professional team

  • Room for initiative, development and fun

  • State of the art office facilities in Rotterdam

  • Good remuneration package

  • Travelling within Europe


If you would like to apply for this position, please send your resume and motivation letter in English to Christine Hagens, For questions, please call Christine at T 06 52 62 61 37.

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