If you have a track record of success in breakbulk and project cargo management, we have an exciting opportunity for you to lead and optimize our operations. Join our dynamic team and help shape the future of our organization.
As the Operations Manager for our bulk vessel ownership, you will be responsible for a wide range of critical duties, including:
- Safety and Compliance: Promote and enforce safe operational practices both on board and in ports, issuing memos and circulars to improve awareness. Provide training and mentorship to the operational team.
- Cargo Optimization: Review cargo stowage and optimize cargo liftings, loading, and unloading sequences.
- Port Evaluation: Evaluate Ports of Call for cargo, stevedore, equipment, and regulatory considerations, and provide feedback to the commercial team.
- Charter Party Expertise: Apply your deep knowledge of Dry Bulk Cargo and provide technical support to the commercial team regarding Charter Party Terms and Conditions.
- Dispute Resolution: Collaborate with P&I clubs and legal teams to swiftly resolve disputes and legal matters.
- Agency Appointments: Review and approve agency appointments to ensure efficient operations.
- Insurance Coordination: Manage additional insurance coverage, such as war risk, Loss of Hire, Kidnap and Ransom and more.
- Performance Analysis: Analyze voyage performance and report variances from initial estimates.
- Financial Oversight: Ensure accurate logging of all cost data and maintain P&L records for voyages within our shipping system.
- Expense Management: Monitor and report Voyage Operating Expenses, including HRA Cost, Hold Cleaning Cost, Stores Supply, and Surveyor Cost.
- Vendor Negotiations: Engage in negotiations with third-party vendors to improve cost savings.
- Vessel Monitoring: Monitor vessel movements and performance, including route selection based on weather conditions.
- Process Improvement: Develop operational processes and procedures to enhance efficiency and results.
- Documentation Management: Maintain various vessel questionnaires and certificates databases up to date.
To excel in this role, you should meet the following requirements:
- Education: Hold a University Degree in Maritime or a related field.
- Experience: Possess a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the maritime industry, with sailing experience.
- Communication: Be a proficient and clear communicator, capable of structured report writing.
- Negotiation Skills: Demonstrate strong negotiation skills.
- Leadership: Showcase leadership and management skills, including experience in managing people and conducting performance assessments.
- Problem Solving: Exhibit strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
You will need to be a US Citizen, Green Card Holder or hold an alternative VISA to be able to work in the US.