Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages all phases of chartering activities to suit requirements of the fertilizer trading division
  • Responsible for smooth contract execution once purchase and/or sale contracts have been issued through coordination with area operations managers
  • Provide freight estimates as required by Traders
  • Liaison with foreign offices to ensure proper freight rates are being applied to business opportunities
  • Responsible for timely handling of post-fixture work, to include final freight settlements with vessel owners and demurrage/despatch accounts as well as suppliers and customers
  • Consult as required with foreign offices on demurrage/despatch issues
  • Manage overall demurrage/despatch position
  • Manage ongoing cargo claims, disputes and arbitrations, coordinating with Omaha and London counsel as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten years dry-cargo chartering experience, as either broker or principal; liquid chartering experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of commodity shipping industry
  • Strong financial background; B.A. in Business, Finance, Economics or related fields
  • International experience a plus
  • Sailing experience on merchant ships a plus
  • Self-starter with proven track record of delivering bottom-line profitability
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment