Chartering Manager

  • Asia (Singapore)

Our client is a is a well-established, privately-owned service providing company, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. The company is a global organization with more than 20 offices worldwide, handling more than 100 different petrochemicals and energy products. The product range grows organically with evolving market conditions and includes crude oil, petroleum products, petrochemicals, biofuels, circular feedstock, and renewables. The company has manufacturing plants for biofuels in Connecticut and Texas, USA. It’s subsidiary in Singapore is looking for a Chartering Manager to take responsibility for performing and supervising all fixtures and assist in post-fixtures activities, negotiating charter parties with operators, charterers, and brokers and sourcing for optimal shipping solutions for their petrochemical, olefin, and biodiesel cargos.

  • Negotiate and execute short- to long-term freight contracts.
  • Follow spot freight market for monitoring open vessels positions.
  • Coordinate with internal team colleagues for planning and scheduling.
  • Work on shipping schedule concordant with customers and suppliers’ orders.
  • Liaise with international freight providers for planning and operational issues.
  • Collect and process information about the vessel’s itinerary, berth prospects, cargo operations and daily follow up on vessel’s performance with relevant parties.
  • Optimize and manage supply chain within the scope of Chartering Department responsibility.
  • Take control of internal and external workflow in line with corporate standards.
  • Take control over freight payment to service providers.
  • Assist the demurrage team in settling claims commercially if required.
  • Prepare market analysis, freight budget planning and performance reports.
  • Provide market insight and contribute to medium- to long-term shipping planning.
  • Negotiate freight rates and contract of affreightment / Spot fixtures and Time Charters for in and out, according to budget & terms of sale/purchase and according to the needs of the trading Department.
  • Establish a good network of Owners and Brokers, and Vessel Agents, brokers, freight forwarders and liner agents, formalize requests from the traders and analyze the Owner’s / Broker’s offer, for all shipments as and when required.
  • Manage relationships within a regional network of ship owners and ship brokers for all shipping activities.
  • Participate in the budget process and provide freight rates for CIF/CFR sales.
  • Report periodically as specified, on market developments and market intelligence on the freight market.
  • Follow the Compliance rules and processes.


  • Monthly to quarterly reports for Business Units which include freight market evolution, market outlook, coverage strategy, performance of current COA.
  • Gather market intelligence on competition, cargoes on the market, market reports.
  • Inform management, trading & strategy departments accordingly.

Required skills & experiences:

  • Working in a team environment and yet being responsible for one’s own files for the respective Chartering section.
  • Working and aligning work with colleagues of the Chartering Team worldwide
  • Languages: fluent English and Mandarin, other language is an advantage.
  • Strong background and knowledge of Liquid Chemical, Biofuels & Gas Vessels and Freight markets and vessels chartering, robust business network community is an advantage.
  • Advanced knowledge of international shipping and trading practices as well as the maritime law basics.
  • Work experience: min 8 years of relevant experience preferably in shipping or commodity trading company or major oil/Petrochemical company.
  • Personal competencies: communication skills, organization and planning skills, attention to details, ability to work under pressure and solve problems, flexibility and pro-active approach, ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Good knowledge of software applications
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing market conditions and think ‘outside of the box’.
  • Ability to work under pressure and against deadlines.

Employment value proposition:

  • Opportunity to work in a professional team within a dynamic, international, and multicultural trading environment.
  • Further education and career development possibilities.
  • Working in a young, dynamic, and future oriented team
  • A flat hierarchy with ample employee opportunities to contribute to the company’s shape and wellbeing, giving you a lot of personal responsibility.
  • Multinational organization with offices world-wide and HQ in Switzerland
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