Time Charter Contract Focal Point in London, Westminster, United Kingdom

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Job Description:

The function of the Time Charter Contract Management Team (TCMT) is to support Freight Trading in the implementation of their trading strategy through the ownership and management of their Time Charter Fleet. The TCMT manages all policy and commercial aspects of the time charter contracts, as well as monitoring vessel performance and producing management information enabling Freight Trading and Freight Operations to make faster and informed trading decisions. 

The Time Charter Management Focal Point accountabilities include: 
  • Providing a point of contact for the Freight Trading Desks, providing ad-hoc commercial and contractual advice regarding interpretation of clauses and potential exposures.
  • Managing a clear overview of all nominated Freight Trading Desk time charter activities, including current issues, contractual exposures and portfolio size. Whilst also managing internal TCM desk contract information to provide clear feedback and reports to the Trading desks to support their objectives and strategies.
  • Facilitating and expediting issue resolution for contracts by liaising with multiple departments in the Shell Group (Freight Trading, Freight Operations, Legal, Claims, Finance, Vetting, Bunker Sourcing, Shipping Technology) as well as external parties (Ship Owners, Vessels, brokers)
  • Reviewing Time Charter Contracts for new and extending business and providing guidance on terms and clauses to minimise Shell Group exposure.
  • Provide contractual support in drafting and negotiating addendums to Time Charter Contracts.
  • Understand and provide analytical guidance on Market Related Hire clauses, identifying potential hire exposures.
  • Interpret, calculate and negotiate Offhire and Dry Dock claims, whilst also advising traders of the commercial and contractual risks associated with agreed clauses.
  • Identifying areas where there are opportunities to add commercial value, as well as areas where the exposure to value leakage exists.
  • Provide regular MI information for the Trading Desks and internal Stakeholders
  • Custodian of all Contract Documentation and responsible for checking and validating correct charter party terms and storing all contractual information into online systems.

Job Requirements:

  • Awareness of contracts, ideally with exposure to Time-Charter Parties.
  • Must be highly organised and able to take on Contracts Management responsibilities independently. Meticulous with a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent numerical analytical and, presentation skills with the ability to deliver clear and concise management information that meet the needs of Trading & Shipping. This includes the ability to build excel spread sheets.
  • Possess strong communication and negotiating skills and be able to manage expectations of various stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Present strong interpersonal skills and not afraid to speak out in challenging situations
  • Must be fluent in English verbal and written

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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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