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Vice President of Vessel Services

Full Time , Senior Management / Corporate Of? cer

Category: Corporate / Senior Management

Required Skills: • Bachelor’s Degree • Minimum 10 years progressively responsible experience in business development and/or marketing

TROPICAL SHIPPING USA, a leading ocean carrier serving North America, the Caribbean and South • Minimum 10 years progressively responsible experience in

America is seeking to ?ll the positions of Marine Engineering Manager, Port Engineer, Marine Super- shipping, environmental compliance, emergency response, intendent, and Marine Mechanics at our facility in West Palm Beach, FL. We own and operate 11 blue- incident command, public safety and/or related ? eld water containerships and are seeking top-level talent to support our growing business and expanding ?eet. • Experience managing ? nances and personnel with demon-

RESPONSIBILITIES: strated business acumen

Supervision of mechanics and technical direction for our in-house repair shop; scheduling of vessel main- • Experience in international business or related international tenance and repairs; conducting voyage repairs and dry dockings; assisting with the department budget.


Preferred Skills:

REQUIREMENTS: • Master’s Degree desirable

Minimum BS in Marine Engineering or related ?eld and a Marine Engineer’s License with several years of experience for the engineering positions. Previous shore side experience in the repair, maintenance and • Experience selling services into foreign ? ag shipping com- overhaul of vessels and machinery is preferred, but not required. For the Mechanics positions, shipboard panies experience preferred and shore side experience required in vessel repair, maintenance and overhaul of • Professional experience with public speaking, networking engines, machinery and systems. Valid driver’s license and passport with a willingness to travel interna- and presentations tionally as needed.

• Oil spill response and vessel inspection experience is desir-


Highly Competitive Salary commensurable with candidate’s experience and skills. Attractive bene?ts pack- •Technical understanding of marine vessel operations age that includes healthcare, dental, 401k pro?t sharing plan, paid vacations, company paid holidays, and • International maritime shipping experience is desirable annual incentive bonuses. Full Relocation offered. The ideal candidate will have excellent scope for career • Experience working closely with or in the U.S. Coast Guard development as well as exposure to the International Business environment. is desirable

Interested applicants with updated resume should: • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in a chang-

Apply online on the CAREER link at ing work environment

Tropical Shipping USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer • Skilled in strategic planning, operations management and leadership • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Division staff as well as coordination between the Emergency vice • Extremely effective with public speaking and giving pre-

Management Department of Response. The Vice President • Lead overall compliance planning, publish updates and sentations • Comfortable networking and interacting with clients and of Vessel Services also plays a role in organizational growth newsletters, coordinate exercises and vessel inspections by managing client accounts and networking to expand ser- • Support compliance of the Witt O’Brien’s Spill Manage- prospects vices. ment Team Tabletop Exercise Program and other exercise • Excellent phone and interpersonal skills (clients, col-

Essential Functions: programs leagues, vendors) • Support the Sr. Vice President in establishing and devel- • Work with Seassurance to support Certi? cates of Financial • Pro? cient computer skills: (including MS Word, MS Excel, oping strong relationships with clients, prospects and staff Responsibility (COFR) and the provision of International Car-

PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Visio, Adobe Acrobat Profes- sional and other applications; and the ability to learn new both nationally and internationally rier Bonds (ICB) • Manage staff to ensure that shipping vessel compliance • Oversight of VesselPro and the coordination between IT products as needed).

and the required level of expertise is maintained at all times and future requirements of VesselPro

Description: • Oversee international reps for business development and • Ensure compliance to ensure with relevant rules and regu-

Vice President of Vessel Services client satisfaction lations regarding the use of temporary employees associated

This position description incorporates the core responsibili- • Strategic planning and implementation of short and long with the needs of the business model ties of the job. It recognizes that other related duties not spe- term goals • Other duties as assigned ci? cally mentioned might also be performed, and that not all •Establish objectives for both national and international ser- Working Conditions: • Requires extensive domestic and in- responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational vice targets ternational travel (50%, with multiple weeks at a time) • May needs.

Position Summary: The Vice President, Vessel Services • Coordinate oversight and management of client and pros- require deployment within 24 hours of noti? cation • May re- supports the Senior Vice President of Vessel Services and pect accounts including quality assurance for problem reso- quire irregular/extended work hours functions as the deputy to the Sr. Vice President of Vessel lution and collection of accounts receivable NOTE: The staff of? ce is located in New Jersey, however ap- • Support the Sr. Vice President with communications and plicants are not required to reside in the Plainsboro, NJ area.

Services. The Vice President of Vessel Services is respon- prospective client visits Witt O’Brien’s is an international sible for shipping vessel compliance services related to the • Ensure expert advice is distributed to clients and prospects company and all quali? ed applicants are encouraged to ap-

Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Clean Water Act and other environ- mental laws and regulations affecting shipping companies regarding environmental compliance for shipping vessel ply.

doing business in the United States, Canada, Panama and traf? c APPLY ONLINE AT: • Support the Sr. Vice President in seeking opportunities to other locations. This position will provide oversight and lead- expand services and coordinate outstanding customer ser- FOR MORE INFORMATION: ership for the day-to-day management of the Vessel Services


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