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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