Logistic & Chartering Manager
The main objective of the position is to secure shipping and logistics services in a legitimate and economical manner in order to guarantee the effective operation of assets and maximise profit margins.
The key responsibilities include formulating and recommending an annual contracting/procurement plan for the movement of circa 800 kte
of bulk cargo each year, as well as managing and carrying out the contracts.
The position also directs and supervises all operational logistics and regional logistics optimization operations, mostly in Asia but extending to support other regions.
In this position, you must pay particular attention to things like managing and networking with brokers, shipowners, and industry partners, guaranteeing safe and legal marine logistics operations, and building a regional logistics strategy.
In order to
contribute knowledge from a logistics management viewpoint to any regional business growth projects, this function will also be significantly involved in them.
Our company depends on this role, so it will necessitate substantial internal and external communication and teamwork with numerous stakeholders from various roles and places.
Responsibilities include designing and implementing regional logistics strategy, taking advantage of our position as one of the largest users in the area, and working to secure the most affordable freight rates in order to further company goals.
Manage and maximise a $50 million per year regional variable distribution cost budget (at 2022 freight rates).
Always searching for ways to optimise and lower our shipping costs, such as co-loading and collaboration possibilities.
In charge of organising the vessel and space needed for shipping deliveries to customers from the supplier site in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner, i.e., planning must make sure that all customer criteria are met and that sourcing deadlines and logistic costs are optimised.
In charge of adhering to Group Maritime Standards as well as all providing sites' and customers' demands.
When cancelling a Contract of Affreightment (CoA) or executing spot chartering, carry out the established process in accordance with KPIs.
Provide timely responses and resolutions to any operational or planning concerns that come up during the planning or execution of a shipment.
Managing relationships with customers, shipbrokers, agents or forwarders, and supply sites.
Assist the teams at commercial and supplying sites with tasks related to the marine logistics and supply chain to facilitate planning and delivery.
Cooperate closely with the supply chain manager to maintain effective supply-demand balances.
Cooperate closely with the team of customer account coordinators to streamline the order-to-cash process.
Provide timely freight cost analyses, justifications for incurred expenses, budget variations, and suggestions for improvements.
Manage and resolve any concerns including demurrage claims.
Deep understanding of local and global shipping markets is essential for the position. Prior expertise in creating and negotiating extremely sizable affreightment and spot contracts is also necessary.
The position needs substantial planning work and communication with stakeholders, while also being focused on specifics and the order of tasks. This might tax the employee's time and attention.
It is essential to have the ability to prioritise tasks, respond to time-sensitive situations, and operate efficiently.
The ability to communicate assertively with stakeholders is crucial; use data to justify your arguments.
Problem-solving solutions with a win-win end can be found with the help of quick learners, quick thinkers, and "out of the box" thinkers.
Travel to meet with brokers, shipowners, clients, and suppliers may be necessary occasionally.
Ideally 15 years of professional experience, with 10
of those years spent in supply chain planning, bulk liquid maritime logistics, and vessel chartering.
It is essential to have extensive chartering and freight rate negotiating experience.