Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Dates that interviews will take place
End of September
£40,971 - £47,117
Summary of vacancy

Experienced Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager? You can help create a greener UK

A greener, more environmentally-friendly UK is possible – and we’re making it happen. As an Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager at SUEZ, recycling and recovery UK, you’ll be contributing to an ever growing established recycling and recovery company that’s helping customers reduce their impact on the environment, conserve natural resources and reduce landfill.

What will I be doing as an Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager?

As an Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager you will be expected to have specific personal qualities and industry experience.

As an Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager you will liaise with your line manager and the different ports under their management.

Your principle role will be to ensure all vessel operations flow smoothly and that all team members are kept up to date. 

You must maintain day-to-day contact with individuals working in berth planning, commercial and operational roles.

As an Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager you will be assuming responsibility for vessel operations within the scope of your job description. This includes securing berth to all vessels on arrival at port and arranging bunkers. It also involves arranging phase-in and phase-out procedures/schedules whenever new tonnage is delivered.

As an Assistant Ports &  Shipping Manager you will be expected to play an active part in team communications for achieving and delivering results.

The Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager is expected to optimise bunker costs without jeopardising a vessel’s own schedule. They will also need to secure optimal resources utilised on vessels in port to maintain an overall schedule.

As an Assistant Ports & Shiiping Manager you will need:

You will be expected to have a degree, preferably shipping related or at the least demonstrate previous experience of an equivalent standard. It may not be essential to have specific Ports & Shipping Management experience. If you have good commercial business development and operational management experience in a ports or international logistics environment we can train the rest!

An Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager must have excellent organisational abilities and work in a structured manner.

As an Assistant Ports & Shipping Manager you will be expected to have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  You will also need to demonstrate your ability to handle difficult situations that may call for an element of negotiation or problem solving.

You must have a sound understanding of the commercial and operational business processes within shipping.

Excellent financial and analytical skills are required in this role.

Must be familiar with computer programs associated with the industry including Microsoft Word.

Our approach

With a raft of benefits, family-friendly policies and excellent remuneration packages, there’s never been a better time to join SUEZ, recycling and recovery UK.

We are proud of our fantastic opportunities for personal growth and development as we continue to build and grow our forward thinking company and you could play a key part in our success.

A friendly and supportive place that you will love to work, we believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success. We also expect our people to be enthusiastic and responsible. If you share our thinking – and have the qualities we’re looking for – you could play a big part in our dedicated team.

SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK is an equal opportunities employer.

To find out more or apply, please complete the application form and attach your CV.
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