Business Support

Location FR-Montoir-de-Bretagne
Requisition ID
Business Area
Business Support
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Local Unit & Position Description

We are looking for a Business Support Assistant in France. The position will report to the Team Leader Business Support Benelux & France and will aim at being the support for the surveyor network for France helping colleagues all over France in their interaction with customer and colleague all over the world.

Main tasks

  • Receiving and handling customer requests for services including collaboration with technical teams, Surveyors, Team Leads, or other units around the world, like approval centers in Høvik, Hamburg and others
  • Planning of inspection activities, ensuring in time delivery for demanding customers
  • Contract management in cooperation with surveyors and productions managers
  • Invoice preparation and issuance
  • Assist production to follow up work in progress and planning of long term activities
  • Assist finances for account receivables
  • Office Manager for Saint Nazaire offices
  • Office based position (Saint Nazaire office) 

Position Qualifications

Position Qualifications:

  • Professional degree
  • Fluent business English
  • Knowledge, experience and or interest in Maritime Classification and Maritime Industry would be an advantage.
  • Experience in business support tasks
  • Experience in sales administration, customer service, or sales of technical services
  • MS Office skills and IT experience with shared documents management, customer database

Personal Qualities:

  • Demonstrated high level of customer focus, service, and solution orientation
  • Ability to work on own initiative with a high level of planning and organizing 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and orally, ideally obtained in a business support role
  • A team player with a positive attitude and willingness to collaborate across groups for shared goals and aims
  • Possesses a high degree of adaptability and flexibility in an environment of constant change

We offer:

The right candidate will enjoy working with a highly engaged team in an environment where trust, teamwork and innovation are core values.


 Join us and you will:

  • Be part of an innovative environment where you can influence the future whilst maintaining our core strengths
  • Work with dedicated and competent colleagues
  • Regularly meet and interact with our demanding customers
  • Be given the chance to try out new things and contribute to our strategy
  • Live locally and work on challenges globally
  • Local conditions apply
  • Location: Saint Nazaire/ FR

Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment, DNV enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide business assurance services to customers across a wide range of industries. 


Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. 


Originated in 1864, DNV operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter, and greener. 

We assist our customers within the maritime industry to manage their risks in all phases of a ship's life, through ship classification and a range of technical business risk, environmental and competency-related services. 


Area Benelux & France is part of the Maritime Region West Europe consisting of a team of approximately 73 enthusiastic and committed employees taking care of various technical services. These services are related to the following disciplines: CMC - Certification of Materials and Components for vessels and offshore installations. NB - New Building classification for vessels and offshore installations. VMC/VCA - Verification of Materials and Components, for equipment or installations outside certification or classification requirements.

There are five office locations in the area; Antwerp, Le Havre, Marseille, Saint Nazaire and Rotterdam. In addition, several of our surveyors are living close to our clients to cover the geographical spread of our Area.

We aim to be the front runner in innovation, digitalization and customer centricity. For various disciplines new regimes are continuously introduced. Recent examples are electronic certificates, remote inspections, 3D printing, sensor based maintenance, alternative fuels and now heading towards autonomous shipping. Customer needs and footprint reduction are key elements in this.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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