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Dry Vessel Operator, Chile

Spinnaker Global has an exciting opportunity to progress or begin your operations career within a multi-national company, in the dry bulk division of their Chilean office.

You will join the team operating vessels on the West Coast South American to Far East trades, handling Handysize, Handymax and Panamax vessels. You will be responsible for monitoring vessel movements, effecting voyage-related decisions, settlement of voyage charters and claim handling.

The successful candidate will posses excellent English communication skills, a proactive attitude and the ability to work as part of an internationally diverse team. Fluent Spanish will be preferred for this role to effectively liaise with local agents, however this is not mandatory.

Ideal candidates would be local, recent graduates looking to begin their maritime career or those with a couple of years’ experience and looking to expand on previous knowledge within a similar role.

Please contact Adam Osborne –

Director of Crewing, London

Spinnaker have partnered with one of the largest privately-owned ship management companies in the UK to assist in appointing a high calibre and experienced Director of Crewing, to join their leadership team, headquartered in London.

The Director of Crewing will have overall accountability for developing and executing the crewing strategy (Crewing Operations, Marine HR, Training, and Manning Offices), as well as the day-to-day crewing aspects of the fleet.

Previous experience as a Director of Crewing or similar for a fleet c.100 would be an advantage.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a secure global business which continually leads its industry. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please do contact Liam Daly on

Joint Venture Partner, Qatar

We are seeking an individual to Lead the Joint Ventures department of an organisation involved in the maritime transportations of natural gas.

This role will focus on cost effectiveness of operations, implementation of best practices and ensure compliance with joint venture shareholder agreements.

Working with other internal stakeholders, you will be tasked with contributing and participating in business strategy and the implementation of business plans, advising on corrective action where necessary.

Your role will be to ensure consistency on joint venture agreements, assist with the negotiation of new agreements and provide financial and administrative analysis on joint venture partners.

You will also work with third parties to ensure the success and resolve any issues in relation to the joint ventures with an oversight of QHSE, policies and procedures.

This company seek individuals with the following experience:

• Maritime, Energy or Oil and Gas industry experience
• Experience with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
• Joint Venture Accounting Experience
• A Business related Degree or MBA

This is a full-time, residential role in Qatar. Therefore you must be willing to live and work in Qatar.

Head of Information and Publications, London

A non-governmental organisation in the maritime industry is seeking an individual with experience in managing contracts with printers and distributors coupled with experience in marketing and communications to be their Head of Information and Publications.

Working with internal and external stakeholders, as well as volunteer contributors you will use your creativity to ensure continued distribution of print publications as well as promotion via digital means.

While managing contracts, you’ll be driving the sale of publications as well as being responsible for PR and communications.

Maritime industry experience is not essential, yet an interest in engaging with government leaders, civil servants, commercial representatives and technical experts in the industry is essential.

A full-time role based in London with international scope.

To succeed in this role you will understand print media and bring your knowledge in creating new ways to drive new avenues of revenue for the institution.

Contact for more information.

Senior Claims Executive, London

An international shipping company is looking to recruit a senior claims executive into their claims department, based in London.

This position will involve being the primary point of contact for, and therefore taking responsibility for, P&I claims, as well as handling H&M, FD&D, War, K&R and personal injury claims where needed.

To be considered for this role it is essential that you are educated to degree level and have previous maritime claims experience. This previous experience can be from a Club, shipping company or marine insurer.

You must have strong organisational & interpersonal skills and advanced business writing & communication skills.

The right to live and work in the UK is essential. Apply now for immediate consideration!

NGO - Senior Technical Advisor, London

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Technical Advisor for a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with International Maritime Organization (IMO) status.

Your work would involve attending all IMO meetings, leading the charities delegation at the IMO and participating in related industry-based meetings. Participation in major working and correspondence groups as well as dealing with technical projects.

Ideally, you would have sailed as a Master Mariner and have shore based experience.

Candidates already based in the UK would be preferred at this stage.

For more information, please do get in touch with Liam Daly on

Technical Advisor, London

On behalf of our client an industry body for gas carriers and terminal operators, Spinnaker are looking for a Technical Adviser.

The position will be full time, based in London.

You will be involved in creating best practice publications and participating in IMO discussions. Both tasks involve spending a significant amount of time reading regulations, international standards and industry best practice publications.

As Technical Adviser you will be responsible for running multiple working groups, set up to produce best practice publications. Diplomacy and consensus building ability are important skills to bring to this position.

The task of writing and rewriting text in publications is a key role of a the Technical Advisor and publications are required to be highly accurate and of excellent quality.

Your time will therefore be spent on research, carry out multiple reviews of the same draft publication to ensure accuracy.

Attention to detail and careful review are key aspects of the role.

For this role we seek an individual familiar with liquified gas shipping regulations, standards and industry best practice.

You will have the ability to understand complex technical issues and to carry out technical research and therefore a formal technical qualification as an engineer or naval architect would be advantageous.

Fluency in English language with excellent written and oral skills is essential for this position.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

For further information please contact David Tubb –

Fleet Manager / Claims Handler, Hong Kong

Do you have solid P&I claims handling experience in both P&I and FD&D related claims? An IG P&I Club is looking to recruit into their claims team in their Hong Kong office.

To be considered for this role, you must have previous claims handling experience from either a P&I Club, law firm or ship owner/manager. It is essential that you are educated to degree level, preferably in a maritime related subject although hands on work experience as indicated above would be the most important criteria.

You must be able to demonstrate an understanding of all elements of P&I and FD&D related claims and be capable of managing casualty cases to a high level. You must also have excellent communication skills and be customer focuses, recognising the needs of both external and internal parties.

Apply now for immediate consideration!

Assistant Claims and Correspondent Manager, Hong Kong

A P&I Club in Hong Kong is looking to recruit an Assistant Claims and Correspondent Manager.

Reporting into the Divisional Claims Director, you will be responsible for handling claims from inception, including liaising with Members and correspondents to ensure that the Member’s exposure to third party liabilities are minimised. Claims will include P&I and People Risk Claims.

To be considered, you must have a background in P&I claims, including people claims / personal injury, preferably gained from a Club environment but those candidates from a law firm or shipping company will also be considered. It is essential that you are familiar with maritime liabilities.

You must be computer literate and fluent in spoken and written English.

Apply now for immediate consideration!

Risk and Audit Director, Southampton

Spinnaker has been exclusively retained to partner with a modern and highly successful ferry operator, travel and leisure company to recruit a part-time Risk and Audit Director.

This business-critical role will see you work closely with the executive leadership team, and support the business by taking ownership for the intense scrutiny of all aspects of risk and compliance across the business. You will thrive in an environment where you can use your curious nature to investigate, as well as ask difficult questions to monitor compliance.

Utilising your board level experience and ability to build trust at all levels within a maritime or industrial/logistics environment, you’ll ensure that legal, financial and regulatory compliance is maintained within all processes and procedures across the business.

You’ll also develop, implement, promote and maintain the company’s enterprise risk management strategy, in line with achieving overall business success. Particular attention will be given to health, safety and quality performance and the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) compliance.

With your ability to use diplomacy and tact in influencing behaviours, providing guidance and giving strategic direction, you will be responsible for overseeing the company’s performance within all aspects of operating a safe and compliant domestic ferry fleet.

We invite applications and interest from those with experience:

• At Board level;
• Managing a variety of stakeholders, including corporate shareholders;
• Operating in a senior Risk Leadership capacity;
• Developing ESG strategies;
• Within Maritime, transport or logistics industries;

This role would be ideal for an individual currently holding a portfolio of non-executive directorships.

All interested individuals are required to possess the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Maritime Content Writer, London

I am working with a well-established and leading maritime PR Agency who are looking to recruit a full time writer.

This role calls for an individual with experience in producing content and copy on behalf of a variety of clients in a B2B setting.

All involved with maritime, you will display exceptional copywriting skills producing content such as press releases, thought leadership articles, white papers, product releases, interviews and speeches.

There will be the opportunity to work closely with their global clientele on a variety of briefs delivering work of the highest standard.

Working with this small, close knit team in London you will be given autonomy, responsibility and accountability.

My client seek a creative individual, with experience and knowledge of the maritime industry.

Claims Manager, Greece - FTC

Do you have at least two year’s P&I and FD&D claims handling experience and are familiar with the Greek market?

An IG P&I Club is looking for a new Claims Manager to join their busy Piraeus office, on a one year fixed term contract.

To be considered for this role, you must have solid claims handling experience, which would ideally be from a P&I Club environment. Candidates from a law firm will be considered but only if you have also done P&I for members work and not just FD&D.

Apply now for immediate consideration!

Claims Manager - London

An IG P&I Club is looking for an experienced P&I claims handler to join them as a Claims Manager.

To be considered for this role it is essential that you have previous P&I experience (at least 2 years) but this can either be direct from another Club or indirect i.e. through Private Practice.

You must have to right to work in the UK as no sponsorship is offered for this position.

Apply now for immediate consideration!

Head of Procurement, Singapore

Spinnaker has partnered with a well-respected shipowner/operator to find a Head of Procurement for their Singapore Office.

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the overall procurement strategy to support their growing fleet. You will drive effective supplier management, cost solutions and quality results.

Day to day responsibilities is as follows;

– Develop category strategies supporting the company’s overall strategic goals
– Establish strategic relationships and contracts with key suppliers to ensure reliable and seamless delivery of all spares and stores
– Engage with industry leaders to stay up to date with industry trends and introduce best practices within the organization
– Drive innovations and initiatives within the organization towards an effective and digitized environment
– Develop and implement in the day-to-day the tailored e-procurement roadmap for the company
– Establish, forecast and manage the procurement budget
– Drive effective supplier management through consistent standards, policies, procedures and quality, cost and performance metrics
– Identify gaps and areas of opportunities for proper planning and cost optimization
– Oversee the inventory control and supplier transfer pricing audits

You would enjoy putting your planning and negotiation skills to the test and has the ability to secure what is best for the organization. At the same time, having the capabilities to think big, long term and strategically is a core capability for the role. You would be detail-oriented and able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and suppliers in an organized and effective approach.

Qualifications & Experience Required:

– Minimum Degree in Procurement or a related discipline
– 8 to 10 years experience in strategic procurement
– Proven track record in developing and implementing procurement processes for improved efficiency and effectiveness
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Proficient in IT skills and proven hands-on experience with Microsoft Office
– Experience in the shipping industry will be an advantage

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Liam Daly on +44 1702 480 142.

Marine Operations, Germany

We are working with a market-leading dry bulk owner/operator in Germany.

Our client is currently looking for an experienced Operator to work within their fleet department. The role will provide coordination between the operations, chartering and technical functions within the company.

This role is suitable for someone who has sailed as a Master Mariner who has some dry bulk operations experience.

If you would like to discuss this position please contact Adam Osborne –

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