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Job Description

Do you have Ship Operations experience? Are you looking for a rewarding role in a small, friendly company with a rich history?

Faststream is recruiting for a Ship Operations Manager for a small family orientated ship owning company, based out of The Netherlands. With a focus on the seaborne transportation of various cargoes, this role is all about managing commercial contracts and ensuring smooth operations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Implement, execute, and supervise commercial contracts, time, and voyage charters for the best financial results.
  • Communicate effectively with vessels, customers, technical managers, port agents, and other parties.
  • Keep contract administration for all assigned vessels up to date.
  • Provide reports and analyses to improve the effectiveness of commercial contracts.
  • Assist in fixing bunker stems and appointing port agents.
  • Understand and anticipate customer needs for future requirements.
In this role, you'll report directly to the Managing Director.

What We Offer:
Being part of a close-knit, family-run business comes with a range of benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • Bonus scheme
  • 28 days of annual vacation
  • Personal development opportunities with an annual budget of €2,500
  • Option to work from home with an allowance
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Internet allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to a cozy company restaurant for lunch or meetings
  • Discount on sport subscriptions
  • Optional collective health insurance
  • A fun and inclusive culture that supports and challenges you
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A relevant Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (e.g., Maritime Operations, Shipping and Logistics)
  • Experience in a similar commercial operations position
  • Seagoing experience and knowledge of voyage operations/administration software is a plus
  • Strong teamwork skills and a willingness to "go the extra mile"
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, and a commercial attitude
  • Good verbal and written communication and reporting skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

If you think this role could suit you then please send across a copy of your CV. Likewise if this position isn't quite right for you but you know of anyone who may be interested please don't hesitate to pass on my details.