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Job Description

Faststream has partnered with a leading global shipping organisation, who are  dedicated to excellence in vessel operations and business growth.

 As our client continue to expand their operations, on their behalf we are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as Fleet Director in their  Hong Kong Offices.

This is a great role with plenty of career headroom!

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Implement & Drive Growth Strategy:
    • Develop and implement long-term and short-term growth strategies for Bulk Carriers and Containers business lines.
    • Align growth strategy with overall business strategy, industry trends, and customer needs.
    • Set financial targets and track success through performance metrics.
  2. Set Vessel Performance Standards:
    • Establish and maintain vessel performance standards based on industry best practices and customer requirements.
    • Drive implementation through Group Managers and address non-compliance as necessary.
  3. Upgrade Technological and Human Competencies:
    • Foster competitive advantage through superior technological and human competencies.
    • Identify areas of improvement through industry analysis and collaboration with HR and Chief Technology Officer.
    • Develop and implement an improvement roadmap through Group Managers.
  4. Maintain Safety and Reliability Standards:
    • Ensure high levels of safety and reliability onboard vessels.
    • Oversee technical inspections and audits, implementing corrective actions as needed.
    • Promote a safety-oriented culture onboard vessels.
  5. Drive Continuous Improvement:
    • Implement and drive continuous improvement initiatives throughout the department.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify and implement improvements in policies, processes, and technology.
  6. Manage Day-to-Day Operations:
    • Ensure adherence to operating standards and promote best practices.
    • Provide support and advice in crisis/incident management.
  7. Manage and Review Costs:
    • Oversee repair and maintenance costs and budget projections.
    • Assist in anomaly identification and resolution in budget reports.
  8. Develop Human Capital:
    • Mentor, coach, and develop direct reports.
    • Address competency gaps through performance review and collaboration with HR.
    • Review and provide input on workforce plans.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Marine Engineering/Navigation or equivalent.
  • MEO Class 1 Certificate of competency or equivalent.
  • Minimum 10-12 years' shore-based experience with at least 3-5 years in a Mid-Senior Management position.
  • Experience driving business expansion and revenue growth globally.
  • Strong understanding of maritime business strategy.
Desired Skills:
  • In-depth understanding of operational and safety processes in ship management.
  • IT literacy and proficiency in business administration.
  • Leading teams with industry and business acumen.
  • Setting direction, planning, and empowering teams.
  • Developing organizational and team capability.
  • Driving high performance.
Internal and External Communication:
  • Internal: Leadership Team, Departmental Heads, Direct Reports & Technical staff, Vessel Crew.
  • External: Customers, Regulatory Bodies, Vendors/Suppliers.
If you're passionate about driving growth and operational excellence in the maritime industry, apply for the chance to join our client  in shaping the future of vessel management. !