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Head of Operations – International Shipping Line
International Container Shipping Line
Location: Singapore
Consultant: Technical Shipping Team
T: +65 6812 5718

Our client is an international container shipping line. Due to business developments, they are looking to hire a Head of Operations to be based in Singapore.

In this role, you will be managing a global team and will be responsible for Operations both from a strategic and a day to day point of view. Responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing bunker procurement for the global fleet
  • Thinking strategically about fuel efficiency
  • Overseeing procurement of terminals, surveys, harbor tugs etc globally
  • Managing operational and regulatory matters – for example, IMO 2020 fuel compliance, upcoming climate change regulation etc
  • Driving improved operational efficiencies and cost controls
  • Working with the legal team on claims
  • Working with the planning team to understand vessel restrictions and load-ability in various ports
  • Involved in business transformation projects and initiatives

The ideal person for this role will be able to demonstrate:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience with exposure to bunker procurement/cargo operations/liner shipping
  • Strong experience in managing and leading a team
  • Seafaring experience would be useful but is not a must
  • Able to operate strategically and take a long term view, as well as handling day to day challenges as they arise
  • Well educated to degree level

This is an excellent opportunity to take on a senior level role with global responsibilities. Our client is an established business that is going through an exciting phase of growth, transformation, and development.