Saskatoon, SK

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We have an exciting opportunity to grow your career as a permanent Chartering Coordinator (22-29) This position is based in Saskatoon.

We offer:

Situated in the vibrant Saskatoon area of River Landing, occupying a spacious, world-class contemporary office building that supports our culture. We proudly offer a highly flexible hybrid-work environment that encourages a flexible work-life balance while promoting meaningful connections with colleagues and stakeholders. We are passionate about ensuring food security for young people through our community investment program that allows our employees individual volunteer opportunities. We proudly offer a competitive total rewards package, career growth opportunities and the experience to collaborate with global colleagues and customers.

The opportunity:

The Chartering Coordinator supports all elements of the chartering function including identifying and chartering vessels that meet the ocean freight requirements of Canpotex marketing and its customers within cost, quality and time objectives on an ongoing basis.

This position:

  • Negotiates and charters vessels for carriage of potash through brokers or direct, always in accordance with Canpotex values, policies and procedures.
  • Develops an understanding of ocean freight market dynamics.
  • Produces voyage analysis and determines initial evaluations of performance results on chartered vessels.
  • Updates shipping schedule based on changes in customer requirements or vessel availability.
  • Evaluates and determines the feasibility of rerouting or deviating chartered vessels to enhance voyage results or customer service.
  • Prepares all Charter Parties for outside cargoes where no broker is involved and provides to Manager, Ocean Transportation for approval. Once approved, circulates and coordinates freight payments as directed by Vessel Operations staff.
  • Works with Vessel Operations on all matters regarding stowage, loading, routing and discharging of chartered vessels to ensure smooth execution.
  • Maintains ocean freight market indices and prepares corresponding reports for quarterly management and board of director reports.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Marine Transportation or a related field.
  • Minimum three to five years’ experience in Dry Bulk Ocean Transportation in chartering or brokerage. Additional experience in vessel operations or agency field is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chartering policies and practices.
  • Good understanding of the ocean freight market.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

You bring:

  • Demonstrated ability in building and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain relationships with others in the ocean transportation business to identify possible opportunities for Canpotex including outside cargoes and backhauls.
  • Driven self-motivated team player with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail.

We would like to hear from you! Please apply by August 8, 2022.

We thank all candidates for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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