Voyage Manager

Red The Consultancy Europe Ltd
February 14, 2018
Red The Consultancy Europe Ltd
Marine Executive, Fleet Management and Advisor Jobs
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Our client is looking for a Voyage Manager to support front line operations and the operational mini-team structure.  Working as the Voyage Manager you will be the day to day face to many charterers supporting the LNG fleet.

About Our Client

Our client is a highly reputable global organisation which boasts an excellent working environment, impressive support network and great benefits to employees. 

The Successful Applicant

Successful applicants must have the following training and experience:   

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical, problem solving, time management and decision making skills
  • Ability to respond positively to customers in an effective manner
  • Ability to prioritise work in periods of peak work load
  • Demonstrates teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use range of IT applications
  • Knowledge of management of LNG vessel operations, preferably with sailing time served on board LNG vessels.
  • Attend vessels whenever possible within agreed Team budgets.
  • Undertake other related activities as may be deemed necessary by the company.

Job Description

  • Drive operational leadership 
  • Work closely with all members of the Gas fleet to enhance commercial operational performance; 
  • Maintain and develop professional relationships with clients, agents and charterers; 
  • Drive cost leadership within the commercial operations; 
  • Monitor rebillable costs and ensure costs are rebilled to necessary parties in a timely manner; 
  • Assist in the completion of monthly, budget and quarter-end reports and corporate reporting for vessels as required; 
  • Establish relationships with Charterers and be able to attend Owners/Charterers’ meetings or other Forums as required by Line Manager; 
  • Communicate with all internal and external parties including vessels, charterers, brokers, insurers and lawyers; 
  • Monitor Time Charter Parties to ensure compliance and implementation of key clauses to ensure consistent commercial operations; 
  • Ensure compliance with company procedures including, but not limited to, handling Bills of Lading, Letters of Protest and Letters of Indemnity; liaising with all parties where necessary; 
  • Prepare, adjust, review, approve and issue charter hire invoices; 
  • Review voyage instructions provided by Charterers and liaise with Charterers as required; 
  • Know, understand and ensure compliance with generic Charterer’s Instructions, notifications and reporting requirements where applicable; 
  • Generate and issue Owners Voyage Instructions to vessels as required; 
  • Prepare closure of any necessary commercial claims;
  • Support BD in short term spot fixtures as required; 
  • Co-operate fully with Charterers and vessels with regard to all matters pertaining to Voyage Planning and Instructions for owned vessels; 
  • Ensure the Vessel Position Report (VPR) is kept up to date at all times and disseminate any short notice changes to team members in a timely manner; 
  • Appoint and liaise with port agents to ensure smooth operational turnaround and work with Vessel Managers and Accounts to ensure Port Costs are properly invoiced and controlled; 
  • Maintain adequate in-depth voyage records by all accepted documentation means including active voyage files, software tools and emails as per various company guidelines; 
  • Liaise with Insurance on voyage related matters to ensure timely notifications and arrangement of premiums; 
  • Ensure vessels properly submit Noon Reports and Voyage Summaries; 
  • Monitor Noon Reports and Voyage Summaries to review vessels performance against charter party requirements and seek remedial actions where required with necessary internal and external parties. Where required guide vessels, on Charter Party performance and exclusion interpretation and management; 
  • Monitor vessels for idle time and slow steaming and submit timely requests to Charterers for remedial and or preventative measures; 
  • Liaise with vessels and other team members to monitor heel management against pre-determined heel management plans; 
  • Undertake Ship-shore compatibility work as required and co-ordinate with Charterers and Terminals to ensure that all requirements of vessel acceptance and Terminal Compatibility are fulfilled; 
  • Participate in Officer’s Conferences and Seminars; 
  • Act as a member of the Emergency Response Team as required; 
  • Maintain strong customer relationships; 
  • Respond to feedback from external and internal customers to ensure consistent delivery of first class service; 
  • Provide feedback, both positive and negative, from Customers to Fleet Director.

Remuneration Package on Offer 

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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