Port Contract Manager

Job Responsibilities

Upon instructions from the Port Operation Manager - Team Leader, you will :


Ensure that all conditions are respected regarding port operations and are compliant with the contracts


Act as the main point of contact between terminals/ports and other departments. All departments should report to you regarding any potential issues that may concern port operations.


Deal with the high-level issues regarding port operations and communicate with the management of the terminals


Liaise with the agencies and receive reports from them regarding the performances of the ports operations.


Prepare analysis and operational reports, transshipment reports and port productivity reports.


Monitor the terminal capacity and productivity in order to ensure the optimal operations, to minimize costs, port stay, and increase efficiency. Intervene with any day-to-day operative issues that may affect costs.


TSA Terminal Service Agreements: review contracts, represent the interface with terminals.


Be in contact with terminal management in case of non-compliance


Assist and liaise with planning and Liners if there are any potential issues such as strikes and make sure that no cost are invoiced.


Prepare business analysis on port costs, liaise with Liner department to analyse potential lines changes.


Estimate costs and provide port / operational and financial analysis.


Prepare work and documents for the contract negotiations.


Be the main point of contact with the Regional Operations Manager of his/her area to ensure that the operations run smoothly, stay informed of any developments.


Claims: assist claims handler at the Operation department to gather and collect the information for smooth recoveries.


Significant experience in the shipping industry is a must

Cost control and/or procurement background is desirable

Strong communication, negotiation and organizational skills

Ability to work under pressure

Problem solving

Attend Management meetings upon request

Excellent Excel skills

Excellent analytical skills



Based in Geneva


Permanent Contract

Starting ASAP

Eligible EU work permit

Willingness to travel at times

Job location

Geneva, Switzerland