Container Specialist Maritime (Spanish Speaking)

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Asia Pacific


Philippines - Manila

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

01 October 2019

Date closing

25 October 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

Accountability for timely and accurate container operations performance and processing for the Maritime team.

  • Accountable for assuring zero compliance, governance or safety incident across the voyages in her/his portfolio
  • Demonstrates in depth understanding of safety and environmental considerations for ocean freight transport and acts as a subject matter expert for his peers in the Iron Ore, Coal, Copper and Petroleum scheduling teams.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of and adherence to all relevant guideline documents in order to facilitate meeting BHP governance and compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrates passion for delivering superior results; strives to continuously improve processes, systems or services.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service and communication skills and works with a sense of urgency.
  • Good understanding of following Maritime processes, specifically relating to container management:
    • Container booking, tracking, invoicing and documentation management with carriers and liners.
    • Subject matter expert on operations of multiple container types and managing global container operations.
    • Hand on experience operating with a transport management system designed for containers.
    • Hand on experience with export and import documentation; specifically related to container documentation and processes and confirming accuracy.
    • Support all planning and forecasting processes and provide booking schedules to liners and suppliers.
    • Analytics, extracting reports from transport management systems and performance relating to containers.
    • Takes a proactive approach to resolving issues on a timely basis with the liners and the business stakeholders
    • Inspection processes relating to container pre and post stuffing and contracted rates.
    • Good understanding of trade finance flows and requirements.
    • Financial reconciliation of voyages, including capturing of all costs, reconciliation, and charge backs to assets including receipt of invoices and processing of payments.
    • Dispute resolution management, tracking and escalation including after sales service support for ocean freight related enquiries by liners.
  • Engagement with other specialists and team members of the teams globally to understand the overall progress of voyage management for Maritime as a whole
  • Develop and maintain excellent customer service relationships with stakeholders in Supply & Marketing, Minerals and Petroleum, Vessel Owners and Freight teams regarding voyage progress, vessel movement, load and discharge status, cargo documents and optimisation of voyage economics. · Identifies and cultivates internal and external alliances that lead to successful outcomes for the organization and its customers and suppliers; positions the BHP for future success by identifying new opportunities through relationships.
  • Leverage technology to improve own and team’s productivity as well as quality of service. Formulates innovative ideas and approaches to processes, systems or services; seeks and implements opportunities to improve, streamline or re-invent work processes; tries different and creative ways to deal with issues and opportunities. Partakes in departmental projects to achieve the desired objectives and delivering on the overall strategy
  • Also performs all administrative tasks including but not limited to documentation, ETA updates, invoices and payments for all container and Voyage
  • Timely execution of administrative processes with regards to procurement of Freight related services for BHP.

Supports the management team in relevant projects when requested.
Understands what to look out for in the process and ship’s operations that could indicate risk in relation with ship’s safety.
Ability to identify cost savings throughout the operations process, package the opportunity into a project and work with relevant stakeholders to deliver the cost savings.
Ability to identify voyage optimisation opportunities throughout the operations process, package the opportunity into a project and work with relevant stakeholders to deliver the efficiency and effectiveness.

About You

  • Bachelor degree in shipping and or commodity trading or maritime economics
  • 3-5 years’ experience in container operations execution and managing end to end voyage operations
  • >5 years’ experience in operations of voyages
  • Experience in Containers, Oil and Gas, Cape, Panamax and Handymax operations
  Experience & Technical Competencies       
  •  Strong analytical skills, detail oriented and excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of container voyage management, working in transport management systems
  • Experience with complex data analytics systems and proven experience with interpretation of data to drive cost reduction.

  • Fluent English, both verbal and written
  • Spanish speaking written and verbal

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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