Operations Specialist - Shipping


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5809

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working in exclusive partnership with an International Shipping company, which specialises in Husbanding, Fuel Supply, Logistics and Aviation support to its Maritime clients. As a result of increased demand, our client is in search of an Operations Specialist to work closely with the team based from their regional headquarters in Dubai.

This role will be responsible for all matters relating to the service and supplies of contracts, in the husbanding field in the UAE and across the GCC region, in line with the terms detailed in client contracts and company guidelines. The Operations Specialist will ensure strong lines of communication between the company, the client and the local agents, based in the various ports, in order to prepare ship visits and delivery of agreed services to the highest standard.

In conjunction, this role will prepare all trade services contracts whilst analysing and negotiating prices, ensuring the best economic outcome. This role will also attend regular on-site operations, in order to monitor conduct, train agents and oversee any audits or emergencies. There will be frequent travel involved, often at short notice therefore a high degree of flexibility is required in this role.


To be considered for this role, the candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record within a maritime, shipping or logistics environment, for an organisation which has operations across the GCC region. The successful candidate will have experience in executing operational services and contract management.

Our client is looking for someone who is self-motivated, able to remain calm under pressure and has the ability to effectively problem solve. The ideal candidate must be fluent in English to a professional level, both written and verbal and should be able to travel at short notice to markets within the GCC.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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