Senior Shipping/Export/Import Manager
HR Source Consulting
Senior Shipping/Export/Import Manager with strong chartering experience
A large diversified industrial enterprise of the Middle East is looking for a Senior Shipping Exports/Imports manager to become part of the team.
The ideal candidate will have great experience in the running of Panamax vessels and the main focus of the role will be to manage the end to end shipping requirements process for the import and export of bulk raw commodities. Primarily an office based role the major challenge will be planning just in time shipments.
Responsibilities will include:
Analysing the international shipping markets to understand Market fluctuations and vessel availability.
Ensuring best prices are achieved when selecting Charter to fix for shipment.
Liaising with trading team to determine shipment requirements
Negotiate and confirm contractual terms for shipping requirements with shipping companies ensuring risk is managed and credit terms are flexible.
Plan and manage time charter shipments, arrange fuel requirements for vessels and liaise with external third party company responsible for monitoring ship performance.
Monitor the progress of all shipments and liaise with the vessel owners, port authorities, trading teams and GGE operations teams to ensure that any delays are communicated.
Manage the disputes process relating to any delays with the time charters and any ship damage, ensuring settlements are made in a timely fashion with minimum impact on the business.
Monitor insurance claims and negotiate annual insurance premiums.
Build relationships with shipping suppliers to ensure vessel availability and develop flexible payment terms to maximize the cash flow within the business and ensure shipping requirements are met.
Minimum 10 years experience in large scale shipping/charterer office.
Experience of working in large export/import firm responsible for shipping or working for a large ship owner or in a charter office with time charter vessels.
Extensive knowledge of the shipping industry and charter fixing requirements
Ability to liase with multiple internal and external agencies.
Excellent commercial awareness.
Effective planning, implementation and time management in all areas of the role.
Strong customer service and relationship building skills essential.
Key decisions to be made will include:
Price and type of charter for vessels required to import and export bulk raw commodities.
Price and logistics of fuel to meet time charter requirements.
The basis of any claims/settlements regarding time charter performance and ship damage.
Terms and conditions outlined in shipment contracts.
Disputes/claims in voyage charters.
Bachelors degree in business management/logistics is preferred.
Membership of ICS or equivalent experience is essential Fellow of ICS would be an advantage.
About the Company
About the Company
HR Source Consulting is a premier Human Resources Consultancy that provide clients across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with expert human resources planning and solutions. By inference, we have the expertise to attract high calibre candidates that fill specialist roles in the key industry sectors with focus in:
IT (Information Technology)
Media & Communications
FMCG and many others
We deliver to a multitude of client organisations across the MENA region from leading multi-nationals (MNC's) to SMEs and boutique businesses. We are your 'Regional HR partner with Global Reach'.
We adopt tailor made services and solutions to ensure that our clients need is fully met .
We provide a multi-step consultancy approach to sourcing the ideal candidate, to ensure that your requirement is fully fulfilled and delivered to. Furthermore we offer tailor made HR Services and Solutions in the additional following areas:
Permanent Recruitment Solutions
Interim & Contract Recruitment Solutions
Relocation and Company setup advice
In short, HR Source Consulting is dedicated to delivering human resources solutions at every level (from Junior, Mid to Senior and C-Level Executives). This includes successful placements for every type and size of client organisation by sourcing candidates at all levels of seniority. We like to go the extra mile and serve our clients every need of HR and provide additional solutions and services from salary surveys, market intelligence, outplacements services and relocation and company set up advice.