Head of Freight Operations

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Role Purpose Statement:
Within the Freight Product Line, responsible for ocean fleet performance in accordance with Bunge’s interests, ethic and core values.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Lead a large operations team (20 people / 200 vessels)
  • Ensure processes and procedures are followed by Operators
  • Track fleet performance
  • Responsible for any enhancements, process changes, report requirements, international rules and regulations
  • Proactively handling of vessel related issues. Hands-on resolving major problems
  • Manage third parties relationships
  • Manage and supervise, technical matters involving ship handling with assistance of Technical Managers
  • Manage P&I, insurance relationships and negotiation of annual premium together with legal department
  • Manage towage, agencies and  suppliers contracts of service
  • Initiate / defend vessel related litigation with legal department

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience managing large fleet within operation departments (Dry Bulk cargoes on Panamax and/or Handy and Capesize vessels)
  • Experience with the SoftMar integrated voyage handling system mandatory
  • Sea experience a plus
  • Previous experience in managing a team
  • IT proficient
  • Fluent in English
  • Proactive, hard working and with a proven structured approach
  • Natural leadership & communication skills
  • Swiss valid work permit / Swiss /EU citizen

Please send your application including your CV via the "Apply" button.