International logistics specialists, family business and at home around the world

Immerse yourself in the global world of Röhlig – and find your future job in logistics

As an international, owner-operated logistics company, we develop worldwide transport solutions for our customers in international sea and air freight, project logistics and contract logistics. A global presence is essential to provide these services at a high level with the highest quality standards. That’s why our global network is so important to us because it allows us to offer our customers on every continent a reliable partnership.

Careers at Röhlig:

  • We are a family business – benefit from our family values

  • Intercultural work environment – we  have more than 2,600 employees from 70 nations and more than 30 countries

  • Diversity – we value diversity, as it makes our company what it is

  • Flat hierarchies

  • Short decision paths

  • Various offerings for a work–life balance

  • Options to work from home

  • On-boarding model and e-learning

  • Global and local management programmes

  • Training

  • Individual training and coaching

  • We want you to stay with us for a long time and focus on longevity

Applying and working during Corona pandemic


The health and safety of our applicants and employees is our highest priority. If it is not possible to get to know each other in person during the application process due to the security situation, we guarantee a smooth process through digital solutions and create space for a virtual meeting. During the subsequent onboarding process, we also ensure an optimal start to the new job with the help of virtual meetings and eLearning. Whenever the situation allows, we make it possible for new colleagues to get to know each other personally in our offices by means of special hygiene regime and codes of conduct.

Mobile working was already being used successfully even prior to the coronavirus crisis. When the situation requires, our employees work up to 100% from home. Digital tools help to ensure that virtual collaboration works smoothly despite physical distance. We take care that our employees feel safe and at the same time can continue to contribute efficiently as usual.


Become a part of our family

Let’s talk about a future together which is professionally challenging, which integrates people like a family and offers you freedom.

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‘We are a sixth-generation family business – with great deal of dynamism, a focus on performance and the stable values of an owner-operated company.’

Rachael Longley, Regional HR Manager – North Europe

International employer: a global company with family values

As a family-owned business with German roots, we make our decisions 100% independently, which means we are able to respond quickly and flexibly to market developments. Based on our long-running business tradition – Röhlig was founded in 1852 in Bremen and is currently being run by the family’s sixth generation – values such as personal integrity, trust and fairness are fundamental for us. This also includes us making forward-looking decisions – with the goal of handing over Röhlig to the next generation.

We train our employees systematically in order to support them in their responsibility.

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Internationally connected – be part of the global Röhlig team

Our global reach allows our employees to work with, and on, every continent of this planet – through daily exchange and placements abroad. 

This is how this looks in day-to-day working life: a customer wants to send goods from Germany to Australia, for example. Röhlig takes on the task, but this workflow only works if the responsible team in Germany collaborates perfectly with Australian colleagues. After all, we’re working towards the same goal: satisfied customers.

‘Röhlig is a good mix of big and small. Small enough that you still have an influence and are involved in many areas, and at the same time large enough that you have this international cooperation, this strong international network and the power behind the company to handle large projects.’

Felix Jeschke, Project Manager Contract Logistics, Röhlig Australia

This is how our employees are spread across the world:

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‘I'm so proud to be a member of the Röhlig family, a great company with over 170 years of history. It's a pleasure each day to spend time with my colleagues both in China and around the world, whether face-to-face or online, working together to deliver for our customers.’

Rocky Liu, Operation Japan & <BR> Claims Manager – China and Japan

It works! An apprenticeship and dual study programme at Röhlig Germany

Start your career in an international environment. Röhlig Germany offers you a direct start – both through an apprenticeship and through a dual study programme. As a business person in freight forwarding and logistics services, you will get to know the global world of logistics and take on responsibility at an early stage. 

‘After studying business administration in Münster, I was given the opportunity to work for the company in New Zealand at the start of 2007. I was intensively supported by Röhlig and my colleagues were very supportive too. That’s really something very special! I returned to Germany after eight years, but my family and I never let go of our longing for New Zealand. After discussing this possibility with management, we found a solution together and we’re back living in Auckland today.’

Jochen Brandt, Branch Manager/Project Lead, Röhlig New Zealand

Your career at Röhlig

Personnel development programme

We offer a number of options: Would you like to spend a few years abroad? Or would you prefer to be permanently based at a fixed location so you can get off to a proper start there? You’ll find the right perspective with us. We foster your professional development through further education and training programmes. The coexistence of different mentalities and cultures is one of our strengths.

‘Encouraging employees on an individual basis and long-term career planning are the foundations of us working together. Essentially, building and transferring knowledge is very important to us, which is why we promote employee exchanges between our national companies around the world.’

Christine Kirsch, Corporate Personnel Development

Trainees, graduates, professionals –
what you should definitely bring with you

Whether you’re a logistics specialist with years of experience or whether you’re just starting your career, there are qualities that you should bring with you regardless of your specialist expertise: an international approach, intercultural team spirit and an interest in digital and technological progress are things that are essential for us.

What makes us special? Pragmatism, flat hierarchies and direct paths.

Working at Röhlig is often pragmatic, decisions are made without long delays, personal customer relationships are important to us, people are our focus, we leave space for independence and for personal and professional development.

What our on-boarding process is like

Your professional and personal integration is a priority for us. That’s why we support you from the very beginning. Your team colleagues are of course your first point of contact, as they’ll help you get used to daily working life. Our e-learning platform also provides you with key knowledge with respect to our company: how do sea freight, sales, air freight and all of the other services work at Röhlig? What country-specific differences are there? This is what a successful start to working at Röhlig is like.

Award-winning family-friendly working atmosphere

In order to further consolidate the family-conscious personnel policy at Röhlig and to take individual concerns into account when creating a family-friendly working climate, Röhlig has been certified by the Hertie Foundation's Work and Family Audit since 2008.
The audit covers the existing measures for better compatibility of work and family life. Based on eight fields of action - working hours, work organisation, place of work, information and communication policy, management competence, personnel development, remuneration components and non-monetary benefits as well as services for families - coordinated measures are developed into a comprehensive overall strategy in order to find and implement solutions that are as tailor-made as possible.


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Bremen Diversity Prize: ‘Encouraging example for other medium-sized enterprises’

Röhlig won the Bremen Diversity Prize in 2014. It was awarded by an association of various social institutions and honours organisations that promote diversity. We received the award for appreciating diversity as a corporate culture, for consciously creating cultural diversity within the workforce, for our exemplary international young talent development programme, for promoting family friendliness within the company and for creating a gender balance. The jury praised Röhlig’s attitude and steps taken as an encouraging example for other medium-sized enterprises.

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