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, while maximizing commercial value. Partnering with:
The wider BP Group
Teams within Shipping (Vessel Managers, Vetting & Clearance, Chartering & Commercial)
Functional teams (BP Shipping Legal, Finance, Demurrage)
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 internal policies, such as:
Management of vessel, port and berth clearances
Generation and issue of Voyage Orders (including load and discharge instructions).
Intakes optimization 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.
Provide BPs Trading business with commercial expertise and marine knowledge that informs and aids 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 preferred
Essential Experience And Job Requirements
Previous commercial experience (in a Shipping environment or Company)
Effective interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills leading to effective decision making
Ability to successfully prioritize and complete tasks in fast paced environment
Ability to manage across multiple interfaces and stakeholders
Strong bias for action
Ability to build and maintain relationships
Managing time and pressure in a dynamic environment
Ability to make a quick decision, sometimes without all the facts
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Ability to proactively manage day to day issues
Ability to foresee potential problems and engaging others as necessary in resolution