Build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, offering support and providing guidance to ensure the safe, compliant and reliable planning and execution of voyages. Partnering with:
The wider BP Group (particularly IST)
Teams within Shipping (Vessel Managers, Vetting & Clearance, Chartering & Commercial)
Functional teams (BP Shipping Legal, Finance)
External bodies (such as owners, brokers and agents)
The Masters of the vessels
Provide commercial expertise and marine awareness to manage risks associated with transportation of hydrocarbons, chemicals and dry bulk.
Management of all non-scheduling activity including day-to-day operations of allocated voyages for owned, time chartered and spot-chartered vessels in accordance with the charter party terms and BP Shipping policies and Voyage Operations Procedures, such as:
Management of vessel, port and berth clearances
Generation and issue of Voyage Orders (including load and discharge instructions).
Intakes optimisation and UKC compliance
Appointment of port agents
Management of Charter Parties terms
Identify opportunities for optimum bunker procurement
Make innovative commercial interventions to maximize voyage earnings and opportunities for cost savings. Drive dashboard insights that analyse these savings and learned opportunities.
Provide pre-fixture advice to Charterers.
Partner with our Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) business in order to provide commercial expertise and marine knowledge that informs their activity.
Support out of hours and weekend duty cover for relevant benches. Including support to the BP Shipping Incident Management Team (IMT) and Business Support Team (BST) where needed.
Higher education or equivalent Marine qualification
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrable agility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure and prioritise a varied workload
Strong interpersonal skills and a personable style
Ability to work autonomously as well as being a real team player and coach to others
Confident to positively challenge others and make fast, informed decisions
Demonstrate proactivity and a passion for spotting opportunities for change
Ability to work autonomously and provide day-to-day operational support to others in the team
Previous commercial experience (in a Shipping environment or Company) or p revious seagoing experience will be useful