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Senior Technical Engineer, Florida
We are working with a leading company developing innovative software solutions for the maritime, banking and government sectors. They are seeking a Senior Technical Engineer to join their new office and team in the Greater Tampa Bay Area of Florida! As a Senior Technical Engineer, you will be reporting directly to the Service Delivery Manager. This company prides itself on providing the best internal and external technical support so therefore you must be a highly competent Technical Engineer wanting to go the extra mile to provide the best support out there. You will be using your expertise by providing technical support in a 24X7 global support environment. This involves supporting customers face to face during software applications, issue resolution, problem root cause analysis and customer service review meetings. You will be responsible for developing and debug scripts using Python to facilitate support and data transfer requirements, so it is essential that you have knowledge of at least one scripting language. This company does expect you to have a high proficiency in Linux/Unix as well as AWS experience along with VMWare experience, Queuing technology experience and relevant database experience. As Senior Technical Engineer you will be able to mentor junior Technical Engineers transfering your your technical skills and you will be encouraged to contribute knowledge to develop projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a leading company that is seeking an experienced Technical Engineer to add value to their company!
Head of Houston Office

A profitable global shipbroking business is recruiting a leader for their Houston office.

As an experienced and successful broker or commercial shipping professional within the U.S. tanker market, you will lead the established Houston office and be responsible for growing the business and team within the region along with managing your own clients and deals.

We are looking for a natural leader – a player-manager who will develop and transact business at senior levels.

You are more than just another broker, charterer or trader. Whilst the main focus is to recruit a Head of Crude for Houston, the most important thing is to find someone with leadership skills who will develop and build upon the existing team and embody the character and qualities that our client is known for. Favourable consideration will therefore be given to any applicant with these qualities even if they come from another niche within the tanker markets.

You are well-established within the tanker market and able to service U.S. oil company clients. It is highly likely that you are already based in the U.S. / Houston. You must have the right to live and work in the U.S. and so therefore will be an American citizen or Green Card holder or have the right to obtain a work permit.

We are looking not only for a player-manager but an ambassador and representative who ‘gets’ the bigger picture economically, politically, environmentally and ethically. You must be willing to speak out and hold yourself out as an expert and opinion former.

For further information please apply now.

Freight Operator, Florida

Spinnaker is working with a world-leading agri trader. Our client is looking for a freight operator to join their team in Florida, USA. For this role you will be responsible for aspects of the voyage ranging from the initial instructions, cargo and bunkers calculations, hire and freight payments through to the finalisation.

The core functions for this role are:

Planning and operations of all aspects of the voyage ranging from the initial instructions
Preparation of cargos and bunkers calculations
Preparation and follow up on freight payments through to the finalization
Appointing agents, surveyors and port captains
Communication with owners, charterers, brokers, traders
Coaching of trainees and newcomers on company and department activities.
Accounting and control of the bills, assignments, payments, etc.
The skills and experience required for this role are:

Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Maritime is a plus
Knowledge of accounting and Finance
Minimum 4/5 years of experience as a dry cargo operator dealing with Dry Bulk cargoes in Panamax and Handy sized vessels.
An entrepreneurial-minded, hardworking and structured team player.
Good business acumen
Strong analytical and data gathering skills
Self-motivated/critical thinker
Detail-oriented professional with the ability to handle complex reporting while meeting deadlines, sometimes with short turnaround
Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills
Fast learner, and ability to focus on the overall goals while still working with details
Able to work in a team environment
Experience with the SoftMar integrated voyage handling system an advantage but not mandatory.
IT literate
Fluent in English
Fluent in Spanish

If you are interested in this opportunity, then please apply now.

Maritime Marketing Manager, Miami

Are you an Experienced Marketing Manager?
Are you looking for a position to take your career to the next level?

We are working with a global provider of underwater commercial diving services to the shipping, oil & gas and marine construction industries who are based in Miami.

They need an experienced Marketing Manager to join their company to lead the direction of our clients’ marketing incentives.
You will be taking over the responsibility from, and reporting to the Executive Director.

You will be key in driving digital marketing and social media initiatives as well as being responsible for the planning, executing and direct marketing campaigns to generate interest and sales of the company’s products and services.

You will be using your expertise in the field, utilising relevant market intelligence to provide direction for the business in terms of market position and competitors.

A creative, outgoing and analytical personality is essential, you will be expected to work with creative teams, internally and external agencies to produce visual and written marketing materials such as presentations, brochures, and videos whilst also having the understanding to manage companies’ websites and social media channels.

If you’ve got a passion for marketing and are willing to evolve, then this is the position for you!
Maritime experience would be advantageous however not essential, attitude is key!

Supramax Chartering Manager, USA

Spinnaker is looking to recruit a Supramax Chartering Manager to join our client, a global dry bulk shipping company to start in their Singapore office with the view to transferring to the USA on a two-year visa and gaining a green card.

The ideal candidate will come from a Handy/Supramax background gained within an Operator environment and possess strong business development skills.

As a Chartering Manager, you will be responsible for sourcing cargoes and tonnage in the market and looking for opportunities for arbitrage. You will be responsible for all chartering activities in your area, conducting market research, negotiating and fixing charter parties and contributing positively towards the books P&L.

The ideal candidate will be someone that is creative in their outlook and brings a positive energy to the team.

Interested in this opportunity?
Please click apply.

Senior Executive US

Do you have experience with the Jones Act? Are you confident with FD&D matters?

We are working with an IG P&I Club to help them recruit a new addition to their US office. This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a well respected Club and work alongside an industry expert.

Joining as a Senior Claims Executive, you will be focusing on FD&D and personal injury matters and to apply you must be qualified in either England and Wales or the US.

Apply now.

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