INTERNSHIP – Maritime line’s area assistant (M/F)

Marseille – 6 months


CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 504 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2017, they carried 18.9 million* TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units).

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions.

With a presence in 160 countries and through its 755 agencies network, the Group employs more than 30,000 people worldwide, including 2,500 in its headquarters in Marseille.


Within the commercial team of the line, you have to contribute to the optimization of the business activity by studying the new services and realizing specified marketing analyses. You are also involved in the operational daily work of managing the network of agencies on your zone and optimizing the occupancy rates on your vessels.


Within the commercial line and in collaboration with the area manager, you have to define the strategy and the commercial policy of the new services. Therefore, you have to realize several marketing and competitive analysis as well as market analyses and all other types of researches (current situation of competitors, product studies, seasonal availability of products etc.).

You have to coordinate and supervise the network of local agents located in a determined area and to animate these agencies for being able to assure the loading capacity of the existing services. In your areas, you implement the trade and pricing policy in a specific area and deal with quote requests from both, agents and clients.


Currently preparing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, you have acquired a first experience in business development and you ideally have a good knowledge of the shipping sector that allows you to be rapidly operational and proactive. You have a real analytical capacity and you are both, reactive and creative. You are able to establish good relations with your contacts in France and abroad. You are perfectly fluent in English and you have good command of computer and Office tools (especially Excel).

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to specifying when you are available and for how long.