Specialist Maritime - Lay Time Operations Manila - Manila

Specialist Maritime - Lay Time Operations Manila - Manila

We are recruiting a Lay time & Demurrage Specialist, who will become part of the company's dry cargo team which operates up to Cape size vessels. You will be working closely with the Company's Post-Fixture department to provide both Charterer's, as well as Vessel final reconciliations, on a timely basis.
The overall responsibility of the Lay time & Demurrage Specialist is to review each fixture's terms with respect to Demurrage, Detention and Despatch Clauses and to calculate amounts due to each party. You will work closely with the commercial department, as well as with the Operations department to reconcile voyage accounts. You will also need to communicate with port agents and vessel to obtain related Statements of Facts in order to prepare your statements.
Reviewing the prevailing Charter Party to familiarize yourself with the terms of each charter Communicating with the Vessel's operators with recommended arrival times with respect to the prevailing notice of readiness and working clauses Maintaining detailed records of NOR and working times Providing the Commercial department with up to the moment analysis of amounts due or saved, for each port Maintaining a detailed tracking of any off-hire periods Providing professional and accurate lay time statements at the conclusion of each charter In order to be successful in this role you must exhibit high attention to detail, extremely organized and work within tight deadlines.
  • Accountable for assuring zero compliance, governance or safety incident across the voyages in her/his portfolio
  • Demonstrates in depth understanding of safety and environmental considerations for ocean freight transport and acts as a subject matter expert for his peers in the Iron Ore, Coal, Copper and Petroleum scheduling teams.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of and adherence to all relevant guideline documents in order to facilitate meeting BHP governance and compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrates passion for delivering superior results; strives to continuously improve processes, systems or services.
  • Good understanding of following Maritime processes:
    • Contract creation, reading of contracts and understanding of relevant clauses.
    • Voyage Economics for time charters, voyage charters
    • Lay time calculation, bulk and oil and gas trade and export Documentation
    • LOI, B/L and understanding of trade finance flows and requirements
    • Financial reconciliation of voyages
    • Lay times, understanding CP contracts and negotiating
    • Documentation
    • Differentials Calculations
    • Processing efficiency, ensure completeness and accuracy.
    • Identify opportunities to deliver GM through negotiations
    • Manage the month end process and get sign off from relevant management representative
    • Dispute resolution management, tracking and escalation
  • Engagement with other specialists and team members of the teams globally to understand the overall progress of voyage management for Maritime as a whole
  • Develop and maintain excellent customer service relationships with stakeholders in Minerals and Petroleum, Vessel Owners and Freight teams regarding voyage progress, vessel movement, load and discharge status, cargo documents and optimization of voyage economics. · Identifies and cultivates internal and external alliances that lead to successful outcomes for the organization and its customers and suppliers; positions the BHP for future success by identifying new opportunities through relationships.
  • Leverage technology to improve own and team’s productivity as well as quality of service. Formulates innovative ideas and approaches to processes, systems or services; seeks and implements opportunities to improve, streamline or re-invent work processes; tries different and creative ways to deal with issues and opportunities. Partakes in departmental projects to achieve the desired objectives and delivering on the overall strategy
  • Also performs all administrative tasks including but not limited to documentation, ETA updates, laytime calculations, invoices and payments for all Voyage and Time Charter operations.
Timely execution of administrative processes with regards to procurement of Freight related services for BHP. To be successful in this position you will hold strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a large and diverse group of stakeholders. You will have experience in shipping, commodity trading, or maritime economics; and a background in voyage and time charter operations

Supports the management team in relevant projects when requested.

Understands what to look out for in the process and ship’s operations that could indicate risk in relation with ship’s safety.

Ability to identify cost savings throughout the operations process, package the opportunity into a project and work with relevant stakeholders to deliver the cost savings.

Ability to identify voyage optimisation opportunities throughout the operations process, package the opportunity into a project and work with relevant stakeholders to deliver the efficiency and effectiveness.

Experience Requirements: 
Not requirements
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