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Asia Feedstock Operator



Req ID:  84770
Facility:  Singapore-427
Department:  Feedstocks & Energy EAI
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

Asia Feedstock Operator

Basic Function

The Asia Feedstock Operator is responsible for VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) chartering and daily operation management.  This position reports to the Feedstock Procurement Manager with a dotted line reporting to the Asia Supply Chain Director.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    To interface with freight market players and brokers for insight trends, market flow and developments to aid freight chartering decision making process
•    Work closely with Feedstock Procurement Manager to secure VLGC to complement and enhance supply chain value for Feedstock procurement process
•    Familiar with and have a good working knowledge of VLGC chartering process 
•    Commercially minded with good negotiation skills and possess the ability to make tactical market positioning  when negotiating VLGC charter 
•    Ability to independently handle VLGC charter negotiations, commercial disputes, CP contract management, internal approval processes, audit walk through process and VLGC charter related queries
•    Ensure proper documentation and timely system updates for VLGC charter, vessel operation and trade deal information updates including BL date and quantity actualization, costs accruals/actualization and payment tracking support
•    Have good working knowledge and experience in handling physical operation of clean products like LPG and Naphtha
•    Ensure smooth and timely handling of FOB/CFR/DAP vessel operations including vessel vetting for load port, discharge port and internal safety/vetting requirements, stowage planning according to feedstock procurement requirement, vessel itinerary update, issue voyage order, inspector nomination, LC handling, verifying billing and payment advices, demurrage management, vessel operation risk controls, scrutinize commercial contracts for operational compliance and countering, operation trouble shooting, dispute management with stakeholders and other vessel related duties. 
•    Maintain good working relationship and liaise with all stakeholders including supplier, end receiver, broker, joint venture partner, feedstock procurement manager, risk management team, treasury and backoffice team to ensure all operational and contractual obligations arising from cargo trade and vessel charter are fulfilled.
•    Handle any ad-hoc assignments as and when required.

Min. Qualifications

•    Bachelor degree or equivalent

Work Experience:
•    Knowledge or experience in VLGC chartering is preferred
•    Commercially minded with at least 10 years of strong physical petroleum cargo operation experience 
•    Possess good understanding of petroleum product characteristics and working knowledge of logistics operational procedures such as inspector appointment, issuing documentary instructions and voyage orders, LC handling, demurrage claims management, contracts vetting and handling shipping documents
•    Experience in physical cargo operation of LPG and Naphtha cargo is required
•    Experience in SAP systems 
•    Possess good working knowledge of Maritime law 
•    Experience and confidence in dealing with commercial counterpart like shipowner, broker and trader
Critical Competencies/Behaviors:
•    Team player with ability to work under pressure in a fast pace environment with counterpart located in different time zone
•    Meticulous, analytical multi-tasker with a strong flair for numbers 
•    Proactive, highly driven and motivated individual
•    Possessing high personal integrity and trustworthiness
•    Willing to learn new business, systems and procedures.
•    Bilingual in both English and Chinese with good written and communication skills

Other skills:
•    Possess good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word,Excel, Powerpoint), SAP and CXL program


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