Commercial Marine Operations Manager - Major shipping business. Controling all activity with respect to ship to ship transfers around the World.
Ensure all commercial activity is in the best interest of the Company and consistent with best industry practices, specific charter party requirements and executed in full compliance with all International, Federal, State and Local Conventions, Laws and Regulations.
The Manager of commercial marine operations is accountable for the following:
- Identify and provide strategies consistent with the Company growth and direction.
- Seek out new customers and develop fresh concepts.
- Build and maintain relationships with customers acting at all times with integrity, honesty, and transparency.
- Provide mentoring and oversight of the commercial team and activities.
- Lead day-to-day operational activities in order to ensure optimal utilization of the fleet of tankers,support vessels, and mooring masters with customer satisfaction of primary concern.
- Ensure that all operational activity is conducted in compliance with standard industry practice andexecuted in full compliance with all International, Federal, State and Local Conventions, Laws and Regulations, which directly or indirectly regulates the Company's activities.
- The manager of commercial operations is required to work pre-scheduled weekends during which thefunctions may include the monitoring of requirements associated with the job including but not limited to - weather reports, ship needs, customer needs, and new business opportunities.
- Supervise the activities of the appointed Agents and take appropriate corrective action when necessary negotiate and maintain contracts with agents.
- Develop and maintain a good working relationship with the mooring masters, ship captains and agents.
- Update and maintain customer and vessel operational files.
- Develop and maintain business relationships with customers, potential customers, owners, operatorsand brokers through office visits, industry functions, and seminars. etc…
- Review agency agreements, tug boat contracts and bunker purchasing routines. Evaluate and recommend improvements if necessary.
- Perform other operational duties as directed.
Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
- Five to seven years' sea going related work experience
- Knowledge of chartering activities and commercial terminology
- General knowledge of ship and terminal operations
- A flexible self-starter, with a can-do attitude and a thirst for learning
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Problem solver and sound business judgment
- Capable of working both independently as well as part of a team
- Languages preferred but not essential