Voyage Manager

Voyage Manager

Ref: 631| Posted: 10th Jan 2020

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.
  • 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 workload.
  • 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 budgets.
  • Undertake other related activities as may be deemed necessary by the company.
  • Work closely with all members of the Gas Fleet, ship, and shore, to enhance commercial operational performance.
  • Maintain professional relationships with charterers, customers, agents, and other industry professionals.
  • Drive cost leadership within the commercial operations.
  • Assist in the completion of monthly, budget and quarter-end reports and corporate reporting for vessels as required.
  • Establish relationships with Charterers and can 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.
  • 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.
  • Co-operate fully with charterers and vessels regarding all matters pertaining to Voyage Planning and Instructions for company owned vessels.
  • Ensure the Vessel Position Report (VPR) is kept up to date always 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.
  • 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.
  • When 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-determines 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.
  • Act as a member of the Emergency Response Team as required
  • Respond to feedback from external and internal customers to ensure consistent delivery of first-class service.
Competitive Salary and benefits package.