The principle role of a Bunker Broker job is to facilitate the transactions between a Bunker supplier and the ship owner or ship charterer.  Some Bunker jobs may also include the purchase of fuel in a trader capacity. The role is varied and requires someone who has excellent negotiating and interpersonal skills.

The position of a Bunker Broker can offer excellent career opportunities in the specialist market area of the Marine Industry, giving access to other exciting worldwide career opportunities within ship brokering

What does a Ship Bunker Broker job description include?

  • As a Ship Bunker Broker you will be required to establish relationships with existing clients and suppliers to ensure their continued custom and maintain levels of income.

  • A Bunker Broker must continually research the market and look for new opportunities to expand the business.

  • Daily duties will include active brokering/trading on behalf of clients ensuring optimum rates that benefit both the company and the client.

  • You will be required to prepare and process quotations, sales enquiries, sales confirmation and prepare contracts.

  • As a Bunker Broker in Shipping you will also be required to monitor customers’ payments and ensure late payments are chased.

  • You will work as part of a team and will report to a line manager or team leader.

  • In the event of any disagreements or claims, the Bunker Broker is required to manage any claims arising and assist with legal actions involving customers or suppliers.

  • Developing new business is a key role of the Bunker Broker and so you will be someone who has a keen interest in the Marine industry and is able to carry out analysis and monitor demands around the world.

  • As a Bunker Broker you may have to work outside of normal working hours and so a degree of flexibility is an advantage.

Key skills and qualifications of a Bunker Broker in Shipping:

  • You will be required to have been educated to a high standard and may hold a degree qualification or equivalent.

  • You may be required to have had previous experience in a Bunker Broker position in Shipping, or experience in brokering/trading in other markets may be acceptable.

  • As a Bunker Broker you will need to be organised and capable of maintaining CRM (customer relationship management) systems and good general administrative skills.

  • You must be outgoing and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • A Bunker Broker must be numerate and be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting and able to main accounting records.

  • You must be able to present information to clients in a concise manner and have a good sales technique.

  • A Bunker Broker is required to negotiate rates with suppliers and so you must have strong negotiation skills and a good understanding of the shipping industry.

  • You must be able to work as part of a team and be able to support other team members as and when required.

  • A Bunker Broker must be familiar with standard industry computer programs eg Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.

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