General Manager, New Building

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Job Position Summary

  • The Head, New Building role exists in order to develop and drive the success of FML's New Building strategy by deriving high level insights from the business and regulatory environment of ship construction, adhering to business strategy, as well as operational budget



Develop commercial strategy for New Building Division

  • Accountable for the long term and short-term commercial strategy for FML’s New Building Division
  • Develop FML’s New Building commercial strategy through the analysis of customer needs, industry trends, and business strategy to allocated budget and resources to the targeted building of vessels, working with relevant departments and stakeholders when needed
  • Drive the monitoring of FML’s New Building commercial strategy through direct reports by deriving appropriate financial and non-financial KPIs


Develop long-term relationship building strategy with portfolio of New Building clients

  • Accountable for building and maintaining long-term relationships with New Building clients for conversion of business from ship building to ship management
  • Develop deep understanding of client business strategy to propose FML ship management services and product offerings to aid clients in achieving their objectives
  • Oversee interactions between direct reports and New Building clients to ensure complaints, issues and queries from clients are addressed in a timely and satisfactory manner, providing direction on resolution if necessary


Oversee ship building process

  • Accountable for delivering a high-quality ship that meets the business needs of New Building Clients
  • Assist and contribute in the plan approval process working closely with the Manager – Plan Approval
  • Oversee the building process to ensure final product meets all client specifications in a manner that meets FML quality standards
  • Lead high level discussions with ship design firms and shipyards to develop professional relationships that leverage upon FML’s economy of scale to maintain cost efficiency


Manage and resolve New Building contingencies

  • Accountable for acting as the final point of escalation and resolution for all New Building Contingencies
  • Lead the New Building team towards the resolution of contingency situations, in adherence to the New Building Guideline manual
  • Derive high level insight from the resolution of contingency situations to inform the update and improvement of the Contingency Planning Manual


Drive continuous improvement within the function

  • Responsible for driving the continuous improvement of the function to increase efficiency and operational capabilities
  • Collaborate with Business Head and relevant Functional Heads to drive continuous improvement projects and technological implementations through the heads of departments
  • Monitor adherence to timeline and budget for continuous improvement projects and technological implementations, provide direction on contingency efforts to heads of departments if necessary.
  • Monitor and review reported improvement in outcomes to enhance the scope of future continuous improvement projects and technological implementation for the function


Oversee day-to-day operations

  • Responsible for the safety and regulatory compliance of the ship building process
  • Drive the monitoring and review of ship building process through direct reports, providing direction in the resolution of high level issues if required
  • Act as the primary point of contact between Top Management and the New Building Division to facilitate the efficient communication and resolution of issues if needed


Manage, consolidate and report costs

  • Responsible for adherence of all operations to budget, by overseeing and commenting on areas of cost control
  • Accountable for the review, aggregation, projection and presentation of the annual budget for the function
  • Drive the identification and resolution of areas of anomaly in budget reports to the Head of Department


Develop human capital

  • Develop capabilities of direct reports through formal or informal mentorship and implementation of development plans
  • Drive the identification and addressing of gaps in competencies through collaboration of heads of department and HR
  • Responsible for working with HR to ensure the identification of successors for critical positions in the Division
  • Proven success in a senior leadership position within a ship construction division of a global organisation, or an equivalent position
  • Experience spearheading organizational transformation efforts
  • In-depth understanding of the ship management industry and new building operations
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in the discipline of ship construction
  • Master’s degree in Maritime Engineering or Naval Architecture
  • Experience in building tankers and / or gas carriers.
  • Certification in NACE or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate in Japanese or Korean or Mandarin




  • Creating Innovation (Developing Strategies)
  • Evaluating Problems
  • Building Relationships
  • Communicating Information
  • Providing Leadership
  • Driving Success


  • Giving Support
  • Structuring Tasks

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