Asia/Pacific Panamax/Supramax Chartering Manager - Japanese speaking

Location : Singapore

Ref : AFMJD160009

On behalf of a major ship operator, with offices worldwide, we are looking for a Chartering Manager to be based in their Singapore office.

Candidates should have around 5-10 years' experience in and knowledge of the dry bulk cargo shipping industry, particularly across Asia/Pacific markets. Japanese language ability is essential, and the successful candidate will almost certainly be a Japanese national. The role will mainly involve developing relationships with cargo suppliers in Japan for both Panamax and Supramax vessels.


  • Liaising with other affiliate offices and assisting the activities of these offices
  • Fixing cargoes and/or vessels as required
  • Developing new business and clients in Japan.
  • Preparing charter parties and/or other necessary shipping documentation
  • Undertaking business trips to see clients, as necessary


  • Good quality undergraduate degree from recognized institution or other shipping qualification
  • At least 5-10 years of work experience in the dry cargo shipping industry
  • Experience in developing customer relationships and credibility in engaging with customers at different levels
  • Experience in negotiation
  • Evidence of industry networking
  • Strong communication skills and business fluency in Japanese and English

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