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ID:  521593

Singapore, SG

Vessel Manager

CMA Ships, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, covers all facets of the maritime business: from the fleet management of the vessels to that of the crew members.
CMA Ships is also a team of experts responsible for implementing innovative solutions and making CMA CGM vessels more energy efficient.


CMA CGM is one of the world’s largest container shipping company based in Marseille-France, equipped with a young and diverse fleet of more than 550 vessels.
In view of our exciting expansion plans, we are seeking for a Vessel Manager join our office in Singapore for this onshore role.

Reporting to the Fleet Manager, you will be managing your assigned fleet of vessels, ensuring the ships are at optimal operational readiness with strong focus on safety, fuel-efficiency and lower carbon footprint. 
Main Responsibilities:

1) Lead and ensure Safety at all levels

  • Promote and develop safety mindset onboard and in the office

  • Be an active player in events investigations and continuous improvement

  • Participate in the Management of Change culture

  • Aim for Operational Excellence

  • Ensure ships comply at all times with International, flag state, classification society and port state rules and regulations

2) Oversee crew management matters

  • Be the Manager of your onboard team

  • Brief crew on organisational policies, documentation and procedures

  • Conduct appraisals and performance reviews of senior officers

  • Ensure team members are trained, coached and mentored in alignment with industry standards and organisation needs

  • Responsible for the overall welfare of crew onboard

3) Manage maintenance of ships to ensure seaworthiness

  • Coordinate with service engineers, manufacturers and contractors for ship repairs and maintenance issues

  • Consult with manufacturers for specialist advice and guidance in complex ship repairs and maintenance issues

  • Ensure ships' conditions and maintenance standards adhere to organisation procedures

  • Prepare specifications and evaluate tenders

  • Monitor ship defects list and ensure follow-up is carried out to address defects

  • Conduct Risk Analysis, including nature and causes of serious breakdowns and damages


4) Manage ship budget and expenditure

  • Monitor operating costs and submit quarterly budget follow-up reports

  • Submit reports on budget, monthly key performance indicators and targets

  • Resource planning management to support vessel operations 


Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 to 8 years of relevant experience in managing vessels independently with reputable ship owners or ship managers and/or experience in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Shipyard project management experience is a plus

  • Safety oriented mindset

  • Has track records of Operational Excellence

  • Knowledge and experience for containers ships is advantageous but not a must

  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team-based environment

  • An excellent team player

  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

  • Good stakeholder management and decision-making skills are a must


**This role is opened for local employment only.


We will only consider applicants who have received or are willing to receive by the date of recruitment, the full regimen of a WHO EUL vaccine (examples include Pfizer-BioNTech/COMIRNATY, Moderna, Sinovac-CoronaVac, and AstraZeneca). Proof of vaccination will be required.


**Salary package (local) & job title shall be commensurate with experience.
**Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


** By applying for this role, you hereby consent to the CMA CGM Group collecting, processing and using any personal information you submit, for the following purposes: 
(i)    To process the application for the role being applied for; 
(ii)    To process the application for other open positions within the CMA CGM Group which may be suitable to you; 
(iii)    To conduct necessary reference checks; and 
(iv)    Any other purpose related to one or more of the above.
You further consent to the CMA CGM Group retaining such personal information for a period of two years following your submission thereof, so that we may consider you for other open positions within the CMA CGM Group which may be suitable to you in the event that you are not selected for this role. 

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:  Please note that CMA CGM Group does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, CMA CGM Group will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, CMA CGM Group explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of CMA CGM Group.


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