Ship Broker

  • Job Reference: SWR4045
  • Date Posted: 28 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Spider
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration, Customer Service, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Ship Broker - Are you experienced in Shipping or Maritime Operations? Are you looking for a new challenge and passionate about the maritime industry? Would you like to join a fantastic global port agency?

If so, they have an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Ship Broker on a full-time, permanent basis in their office in Southampton, Hampshire.

Why them?

They have been a trusted supply chain partner for businesses across the world for over 180 years. They are a global freight forwarder with diverse local knowledge and expertise that matches the demand of today’s shipping industry. 

Fantastic company benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary: depending on experience - salary package will include car and fuel allowance, plus overtime.
  • Holiday: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 10- and 15-years’ service.
  • Pension: company pension scheme available.
  • Employee extras such as: Cycle to work scheme, Electric Vehicle scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Bonus Payment, Hybrid working, Life Assurance, and eye care vouchers.

About the role:

You will be responsible for supporting and facilitating the chartering of ships on behalf of clients. You will negotiate contracts, research current market trends, and build relationships with clients and shipping companies. Working closely with the Chartering Manager, you will support with chartering operations for clients, as well as administrative tasks and coordinating logistics for ship transactions. This will include vessel inspections and surveys.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the management team to negotiate contract terms as well as ensuring legal and regulatory compliance throughout transactions.
  • Research and collect market data on freight rates, vessel availability, and competitor activity.
  • Analyse market trends to identify opportunities, any risks for clients and offer recommendations for decision-making.
  • Establish client relationships with ship owners, operators, and charterers, providing customised shipping solutions.
  • Prepare presentations, reports, and documentation for client meetings, and respond to inquiries professionally and in a timely manner.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as requested by management.

This role is based in our office in Southampton, Hampshire. You will be working Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

About you:

Ideally you will understand logistics and supply chain processes. You will have effective communication and customer service skills. Be proactive and have a results-oriented approach.

You will have exceptional organisational and time management skills. Ability to work effectively in a team and under minimal supervision. Attention to detail and ability to problem-solve. Adaptability and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. IT literacy including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Knowledge of regulations, customs procedures, and international trade laws is essential.

We would love to hear why you are motivated to apply and how do your skills/experience make you suitable for this role? Please do let us know along with forwarding an up-to-date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Additional keywords: logistics, shipping, import, export, customer service, admin, logistics administrator, shipping coordinator, supply chain, transportation, order processing, shipment tracking, warehouse operations, customs clearance, vendor coordination

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