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Fresh Jobs in an Indigenous Shipping Company in Port Harcourt

Elduke Ventures – Our client is a leading indigenous shipping company located in Port Harcourt. As part of the restructuring of the company for enhanced performance, we have need of competent professionals to fill the vacant positions below:
 Job Title: Chief Operating Officer, Shipping Services
Location: Port-Harcourt, Rivers
Job Summary
  • The position reports to the Group Managing Director and is responsible for the overall management and optimal operations of the company’s business
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan, develop  and maximise the operational and financial performance of the company’s marine assets
  • Responsible  for the technical & financial performance of the company
  • Prepare and review the business budget
  • Maximise fleet utilisation revenue and increase revenue by developing new and existing business opportunities
  • Managing the different businesses of the company such as the vessel management, clearing and forwarding  and the chartering/brokerage departments
  • Ensure that requirements stipulated in the IMS are properly implemented and maintained by all departments.
  • Communicate and take decisions relating to specific commercial  matters
  • Ensure that the planning of the IMS is carried out in order to meet the requirements of the applicable standards as well as the set objectives
  • Ensure that the Company’s emergency response capability is correctly defined, maintained in a proper state of readiness and regularly exercised to test its adequacy.
  • Preside over management review meetings and ensure that any subsequent actions are carried out as soon as is practicable thereafter
  • Verify and approve the issuance or amendments to the controlled documents of the IMS.
  • Approve any major repairs proposed by the Technical Manager
  • Lead & motivate staff & crews
  • Carry out other related assignments by the Group Managing Director
Qualifications, Experiences and Attributes
  • A shipping business professional who possesses a clear understanding of managing all aspects of shipping business
  • Previous experience must demonstrate a strong track record in co-ordinating the day to day shipping operations together with setting and achieving the long term business development strategy.
  • A first degree from a reputable university
  • Required professional certifications from recognised Maritime institutions
  • 15 years continuous marine experience with maritime/shipping companies, 8 of which must have been spent managing shipping companies
  • Must be very conversant with international and local maritime laws and regulations guiding the industry
  • Good working knowledge of computer skills
  • Must be willing to travel at short notices
Job Title: Technical Superintendent
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Description
  • The Technical Superintendent is responsible for directly managing, supporting and providing direction and leadership to the Chief Engineers, Second Engineers and the Engine Ratings on board the different vessels.
  • He will coordinate and direct the technical activities and maintenance of the Vessels, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure all activities on the vessels are carried out according to State, Class, Flag and client requirements including the reporting of accidents and dangerous occurrences
  • Coordinate and direct the technical activities and maintenance of the Vessel, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities with business priorities.
  • Ensure that vessels planned maintenance system (Engine Department) is being operated and managed. Implement a preventive maintenance programme using the appropriate systems.
  • Liaise with Vessel Masters and Chief Engineers as required and providing technical advice and assistance when necessary.
  • Plan and direct the testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment on the vessels.
  • Carry out the maintenance activities within the approved budget.
  • Manage and develop an existing team of Engineers, with the emphasis upon on-going process improvement
  • Responsible for dry docking of vessels, surveys etc. to ensure statutory requirements are met.
  • Oversee the activities of vessel department members and other technical officers appropriately.
  • Ensure that all marine activities are carried out in a healthy and safe manner and in strict adherence to safety rules and procedures in collaboration with the Designated Person Ashore (DPA).
  • Direct, review, and present alterations and additions (As & As) on system and equipment on-board for approval.
  • Ensure that purchase requisitions are being tracked and expedited in a timely manner
  • Carry out other related assignments by the Head of Operations
Qualifications and Experiences
  • Successful applicant must be COC holder as Chief Engineer or equivalent such as engineering in mechanical/marine engineering
  • Proper Chief Engineer COC- Class 1 License
  • Must have at least 10 years shore based experience preferably handling offshore & DP2 vessels.
  • Must have worked as Chief Engineer and Technical Superintendent for at least 5 years
  • Must be a Nigerian nationality with minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar role in offshore/shipping industry
  • Reporting to the Operations Manager, must be a good team player with strong technical, analytical & computer skills.
Job Title: Head, Marketing and Business Development
 Port-Harcourt, Rivers
Job Summary
  • The position is responsible for growing the business’ market share by developing a pipeline of new and viable businesses
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prospect for viable clients and ensure these are turned into increased business
  • Forecast and set sales targets and ensure that these are met by the team
  • Attend relevant industry and social functions using such fora as  means to market the company’s services
  • Responsible for managing key accounts
  • Research and develop new services that would meet clients’ needs and seek for necessary approvals from management
  • Track and record activities on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets
  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships
  • Gather business intelligence on competitors and use such to the advantage of the company
  • Develop the company’s competitive advantage and sell this to existing and new clients
  • Generate unique business ideas that will result in higher profitability for the business
  • Take active part in management and pricing meetings
  • Organise trainings for team members and other internal staff
  • Generate periodic reports capturing the necessary metrics for business decisions
  • Carry out other related assignments by the Managing Director
Qualifications and Experiences
  • A  First degree of not less than Second Class (upper division) or HND (Upper credit) in any of the business, Social Sciences or sciences disciplines from a reputable university
  • A Post Graduate degree in a related field would be an added advantage
  • Membership of a relevant professional institute
  • 10 years cognate work experience, with at least 5 years of heading a business development unit of a shipping company
  • Must be very conversant with maritime laws and regulations guiding the industry
Job Title: Designated Person – Ashore
Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Description
  • The Designated Person Ashore (DPA) oversees the day- to-day vessel operations, maintaining close working relationship with the relevant bodies, departments and persons in line with standard operations processes to ensure attainment of the business objectives.
  • Supervises the safety chain of the vessel operations; a reliable connection between the management and the crew members by ensuring that adequate resources and shore-based support are applied.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure company vessels, equipment and related assets are managed and operated in a safe, efficient and in a cost effective manner in full compliance with Class and Statutory regulations.
  • Develop and build relationships with key maritime service providers
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies such as NIMASA and other authorized parties to ensure that statutory clearances are met on all areas of operation.
  • Work closely with the administrative department to ensure timely delivery of supplies, and that purchase requisitions are being tracked and expedited in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of the ISM / ISPS codes, both on board the vessels
  • Ensure Lost Time Injuries (LTI) is reduced to zero throughout the year in all business locations.
  • Induct new office and on board personnel visiting the office with the requirements of the IMS related to operational issues.
  • Brief and de-brief Masters and Chief Engineers before and after appointment
  • Ensure that all audit requirements for office and vessels are met
  • Carry out other related assignments by the Head of Operations.
Qualifications and Experiences
  • Master Class 1 or Engineer Class 1 Certificate of Competency or equivalent highly desirable
  • Proper Master COC- Class 1 or 2 License
  • Must have at least 10 years shore based experience preferably handling offshore & DP2 vessels
  • Must have worked as Master and/or DPA
  • Must be a Nigerian nationality with minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar role in offshore/shipping industry.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in the management of vessel and shipping operations
  • Excellent knowledge of flag states and class requirements.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s to: eldukeventures1@gmail.com  using the job position as email subject.
Application Deadline  26th January, 2018.
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