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  • Business Development Manager (Europe based)

    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) is the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space with a $7bn+ balance sheet. Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services.

    Seaspan is seeking a  Business Development Manager to join the team.  The Business Development Manager is responsible for client relationship management and business development/sales activities to grow Seaspan’s current client base and market share, primarily throughout Europe. The Business Development Manager liaises with the team in Vancouver on the operational functionality and charter-party performance of assigned vessels to provide best-in-class customer service and value-added solutions to Seaspan customers. The role will also provide area representation for our operation and support as required.  Our preference is for the position to be based out of Hamburg, but are flexible in the Europe region for the right candidate.

    This position requires strong communication and negotiation skills, a broad understanding of our business and customers as well as proven sales/chartering experience to market, develop and seek new opportunities to grow our business.  This person must be capable of proactively interfacing with Seaspan's customers/market and various industry stakeholders to sell Seaspan services and demonstrate the drive and ambition to succeed in a competitive global industry.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Drives business development/sales activities related to new business opportunities and vessel chartering to maximize revenues and favorable employment rates.
    • Liaises with the team in Vancouver on the operational functionality and charter-party performance of assigned vessels as well as knowledge of customers issues to provide best-in-class customer service and value-added solutions to Seaspan customers.
    • Establishes network of key contacts and actively markets and sells Seaspan’s services to grow our client base; engages with customers as well as various key stakeholders within the marine shipping community.
    • Researches, monitors and reports on market conditions, trends and chartering rates for the industry through all appropriate means.
    • Develops and implements marketing and chartering strategies to provide integrated services that meet clients’ requirements and revenue/growth for the company.
    • Strengthens and manages relationships with Seaspan customers. Proactively engages clients on various aspects of their business to provide Customer profile knowledge to Seaspan and to provide tailored best-in-class customer service and response to business needs, challenges and requirements.
    • Monitors charter party obligations of company vessels.  Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with charterers while effectively identifying, communicating internally and managing risks and business interests.
    • Carries out continual risk assessment of vessel operations for potential loss-situations and recommends and assists with mitigation measures.
    • Assists with compiling factual, timely information and documents relating to commercial claims.
    • Demonstrates team work; establishes rapport and maintains effective working relationships within the office(s) and external customers.
    • Performs duties in accordance with the company Safety Management System (SMS); adheres to ISM and company standards.
    • Support and manage new business development initiatives/ projects or other duties as required.

    Job Requirements:

    • Post-secondary degree in relevant field from a recognized institution
    • Minimum three years’ experience in similar chartering or commercial management role with focus on business development/sales activities (formal sales training an asset)
    • Proven track-record in Business Development in the ship chartering business
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
    • Able to negotiate with and influence others, establish rapport and build and maintain effective working relationships
    • Must be well connected within the shipping community, credible and capable of going out into the market and growing the business.
    • Good understanding of time charter parties and commercial operations, containership industry
    • Must be able to properly analyze situations, mitigate and manage risk, and determine a suitable course of action as part of problem-solving skills

    Additional Desired Qualifications:

    • Completed at least three Professional Qualifying Examinations with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) or is a qualified ICS member
    • German and/or French speaking is an asset
    • Containership sector experience is strongly preferred.

    If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, click on the APPLY FOR THIS POSITION button below and take a few moments to complete an application and upload your resume. Seaspan employees can apply through the Internal Career Centre, please check SeaNet for the instructions on how to do so.

    We thank all applicants in advance. If your application is shortlisted to be included in the interview process, one of our professional recruiters will be in contact with you. No agency calls please, many thanks.

Mumbai

  • Personnel Officer

    COMPANY BACKGROUND

    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) is the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space with a $7bn+ balance sheet. Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services.

    Seaspan’s financial team is focused on creating innovative solutions for its customers through thoughtful financial service offerings. In addition to the financial services offered, Seaspan also operates and manages state-of-the-art containerships for its customers, facilitating the transport of goods worldwide. Their current fleet is comprised of a group of 100+ vessels.

    SEASPAN FLEET

    Seaspan’s fleet has evolved over time to meet the varying needs of their customer base. They own vessels in a wide range of sizes, from 2,500 TEU ships to their recently delivered 14,000 TEU vessels.

    Seaspan oversees and manages every aspect of the process from ship to shore. A conservative, strategic approach allows for measured and consistent growth, while a strong set of values govern the integrity of their everyday decisions.

    As the largest independent charter owner and manager of containerships, they are truly a global operation and employ more than 4000 people at their offices in Hong Kong, Canada, India, China and Korea, as well as on board their large fleet of vessels.

    SEASPAN CREWING TEAM

    Seaspan is seeking a Personnel Officer to join the team. The Personnel Officer is responsible for managing communication between management offices and sea staff, and coordinates with global port agents to ensure that crew on-boarding and off-boarding arrangements are performed efficiently in cost-effective ports. This position works with the assistant personnel officer and crewing assistants to ensure that 'fit to travel' requirements are achieved and completed before sea staff are dispatched to company-managed vessels

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Ensures timely completion of required activities outlines in the Competence Development Plan (CDP) before sea staff are dispatched, schedules sea staff pre-joining briefings, and advises all parties with follow-up reports

    • Ensures logistics of sea staff and supernumeraries joining and off-signing are carried out promptly and communicated to agents, vessel, and other as required

    • Works with the assistant personnel officer and crewing assistant to ensure that all crew relief nomination have valid documentation and met all visa requirements

    • Coordinates daily with the planner on crew relief nominations and provides daily status updates to the assistant personnel superintendent

    • Communicates with vessels and provides timely responses where possible; also escalates pertinent concerns and issues onboard to relevant senior manager as required

    • Arranges and reviews flag state documentation status of sea staff, ensuring compliance at all time; also applies for flags state dispensation where required

    • Approved travel expenses and other vendor bills as applicable for officers joining or signing-off and their supernumeraries (escalates exceptions to policy or costs which exceed signing authority)

    • Prepares management reports where required

    • Performs other duties as required

    Requirements

    • Graduate in any stream (three years university or equivalent)

    • Minimum three years working experience in a shipping company, at least two of those years as an assistant personnel officer

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and good writing style

    • Able to prioritize and multi-task

    • Attention to detail

    • Good interpersonal skills with a customer focus

    Additional desired qualifications

    • Experience in a multinational company

    Job demands and/or physical requirements

    • Availability via a smart phone device outside of office hours

    • Periodic Over time to meet deadlines or accommodate time zone differences

    If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, click on the APPLY FOR THIS POSITION button below and take a few moments to complete an application and upload your resume and cover letter.  Seaspan employees can apply through the Internal Career Centre, please check SeaNet for the instructions on how to do so.

    We thank all applicants in advance.  If your application is shortlisted to be included in the interview process, one of our professional recruiters will be in contact with you.  No agency calls please, many thanks.

     

Vancouver, BC

  • Senior Category Manager

    COMPANY BACKGROUND

    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) is the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space with a $7bn+ balance sheet. Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services .

    SEASPAN FLEET

    Seaspan’s fleet has evolved over time to meet the varying needs of their customer base. They own vessels in a wide range of sizes, from 2,500 TEU ships to their recently delivered 14,000 TEU vessels.

    Seaspan oversees and manages every aspect of the process from ship to shore. A conservative, strategic approach allows for measured and consistent growth, while a strong set of values govern the integrity of their everyday decisions.

    As the largest independent charter owner and manager of containerships, they are truly a global operation and employ more than 4000 people at their offices in Hong Kong, Canada, India, China and Korea, as well as on board their large fleet of vessels.

    SEASPAN PROCUREMENT TEAM

    Seaspan is seeking a Senior Category Manager  to join the team.  The Senior Category Manager leads a number of strategic categories, maintains good communication with key vendors and/or service providers, applies procurement policy in cooperation with stakeholders, negotiates procurement contracts, and monitors contract compliance and utilization for area of responsibility. The position also provides management reporting on Categories under responsibility. 

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Is familiar with the Health, Safety, Environmental Protection and Quality Policy (PL-005), and understands the responsibilities under the Environmental Management System (EMS).  In keeping with this and other compliance policies, they understand their duty to report any environmental noncompliance and/or concern to their manager or members of the senior management team (including the highest level of management) either directly or through the open reporting system as per Management System guidelines  

    • Develops and maintains comprehensive overview of responsible categories and contracts; ensures quality process and continuous improvement is applied to procurement for categories  

    • Negotiate new and renegotiate expiring contracts within area of responsibility finding cost reductions and optimising opportunities across the categories   

    • Applies Project Management and Strategic Sourcing to key opex and capex expenses in cooperation with Fleet Operations  

    • Establishes and manages favourable vendor relationships to ensure competitive pricing and effective service levels; addresses performance issues related to the vendors and act as the main point of contact for general / performance-related communications with the vendors  

    • Ensures that all supplier contracts contain required legal terms, conditions, and that cost/service components are in place to meet corporate requirements  

    • Coaches and provides support to the purchasing team. Resolves escalated issues within area of responsibility  

    • Supports and provides input to the Safety Management System; through fleet teams, ensures compliance and that non-conformities are addressed and appropriate action taken  

    • Challenges the status quo, driving innovation and optimisation and develops best practices 

    • Performs other duties as required 

    Requirements

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and good writing style   
    • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment   
    • Attention to detail 
    • Understanding and experience with ISO/ISM management systems  
    • Willingness and ability to stay on top of new developments 
    • Understand technology, regulation and trends for containerships commensurate with the requirements of the role  
    • Minimum five years’ experience in a management role in a shipping or ship management company that focuses on large vessels 

    Additional desired qualifications: 

    • Experience negotiating major supply contracts 

    Job demands and/or physical requirements  

    • Regular international travel is required and may be on short notice  
    • Must have mobility to attend vessels, suppliers and service providers  
    • Availability via a mobile device outside of office hours, International travel and may be on short notice 

    If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, click on the APPLY FOR THIS POSITION button below and take a few moments to complete an application and upload your resume. Seaspan employees can apply through the Internal Career Centre, please check SeaNet for the instructions on how to do so.

    We thank all applicants in advance. If your application is shortlisted to be included in the interview process, one of our professional recruiters will be in contact with you. No agency calls please, many thanks.

  • Fleet Accountant

    COMPANY BACKGROUND

    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) is the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space with a $7bn+ balance sheet. Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services .

    SEASPAN FLEET

    Seaspan’s fleet has evolved over time to meet the varying needs of their customer base. They own vessels in a wide range of sizes, from 2,500 TEU ships to their recently delivered 14,000 TEU vessels.

    Seaspan oversees and manages every aspect of the process from ship to shore. A conservative, strategic approach allows for measured and consistent growth, while a strong set of values govern the integrity of their everyday decisions.

    As the largest independent charter owner and manager of containerships, they are truly a global operation and employ more than 4000 people at their offices in Hong Kong, Canada, India, China and Korea, as well as on board their large fleet of vessels.

    SEASPAN FLEET ACCOUNTING TEAM

    Seaspan is seeking a Fleet Accountant to join the team. The Fleet Accountant processes vendor invoices for timely payment and prepares documents to recover costs incurred from charterers.  This individual prepares and analyzes operating expenses and other reports to assist the Superintendents in managing their vessels.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Processes transactions into the Company’s vessel management system (NS5) and the Company’s accounting system (JDE) in accordance with company policies and procedures
    • Prepares monthly account reconciliations and working papers
    • Coordinates the processing of, and accounting for, newbuild vessel deliveries and drydocked vessels
    • Prepares, processes and cross-reviews adjusting journal entries
    • Works with vendors, Operations and Financial Services to resolve Accounts Payable invoice issues
    • Prepares the invoice documents to recover costs and services provided to charterers
    • Audits MGA transactions in accordance with company policies and procedures
    • Prepares the monthly vessel reporting package for operational and financial analysis, follows up on results and reports back to the Superintendents

    Requirements

    • Post-secondary diploma in Business / Management Accounting from a recognized institution
    • 1 year  experience working in a similar role within accounting
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)
    • Familiar with financial systems software (e.g. JDE)
    • Enjoys working with numbers, performs with a high degree of accuracy and has experience maintaining large spreadsheets

    Additional desired qualifications

    • Able to work in a team environment, both financial and operational
    • Demonstrated interest in business operations

    Job demands and/or physical requirements

    • Periodic overtime to meet deadlines or accommodate time zone differences

    If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, click on the APPLY FOR THIS POSITION button below and take a few moments to complete an application and upload your resume. Seaspan employees can apply through the Internal Career Centre, please check SeaNet for the instructions on how to do so.

    We thank all applicants in advance. If your application is shortlisted to be included in the interview process, one of our professional recruiters will be in contact with you. No agency calls please, many thanks.

  • Human Resources Coordinator

    COMPANY BACKGROUND

    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) is the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space with a $7bn+ balance sheet. Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services.

    Seaspan is seeking  a Human Resources  Coordinator to join the team.  The Human Resources Coordinator provides HR department support with a primary focus on Total Rewards functions including HRIS maintenance, payroll and benefits administration, salary administration, reporting, and analytics. May also provide some support to other departments within Corporate Resources. 

    Primary Responsibilities  

    • Provides administration services, including maintaining employee contracts and payroll records, benefit enrollment, performance management, correspondence, and updating the corporate intranet
    • Participates in the generation and preparation of scheduled and ad-hoc reports, including the gathering and validation of data.
    • Assists with department analytics and financial reporting, including HR Scorecard
    • Collaborates with recruitment team to ensure talent acquisition metrics are accurately reflected
    • Provides support to salary administration including salary planning and incentive program processes
    • Assists with public company SOX requirements, including helping to develop and update job descriptions, preparing spreadsheets to track compliance, and aiding in the preparation for internal audits
    • Acts as backup for processing of monthly international payroll including HK, Roving, and regional, administers benefits, and maintains files
    • Manages office records as they relate to the Human Resources team, including creating and organizing files, and completing and storing confidential documents
    • Performs other duties as required   

    Requirements

    • Two or more years of experience in an administrative HR role or equivalent
    • Strong administrative skills and at least two years of office experience
    • Good verbal and written communication skills ,and writing style
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)
    • Sound organization skills 
    • High attention to detail 

    Additional Desired Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree with some HR component preferred 
    • Familiarity with ADP Workforce Now and Visio an asset 

    Job Demands & Physical Requirements: 

    • Periodic overtime to meet deadlines or accommodate time zone differences 
    • Able to lift packages (e.g. courier, supplies) weighing up to 20 lbs

    If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, click on the APPLY FOR THIS POSITION button below and take a few moments to complete an application and upload your resume.  Seaspan employees can apply through the Internal Career Centre, please check SeaNet for the instructions on how to do so.

    We thank all applicants in advance. If your application is shortlisted to be included in the interview process, one of our professional recruiters will be in contact with you. No agency calls please, many thanks.

  • Financial Analyst

    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) is the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space with a $7bn+ balance sheet. Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services.

    Seaspan is seeking  a  Financial Analyst  to join the team. As a member of the Financial Services team, the financial analyst records, reports and analyzes the financial and operating results of the Seaspan group of companies through accepted accounting practices. The Financial Analyst works closely with the accounts receivable team and the Commercial team to prepare external and internal reporting requirements.

    Job Responsibilities:     

    • Reconciles and analyzes complex accounts with appropriate working papers and supporting documentation (e.g. Revenue, deferred revenue, accounts receivable, deferred costs, etc.)
    • Reviews and understands contracts to ensure all recoveries and deductions are followed up on a timely basis, including end of term charter hire recaps
    • Prepares and books adjustments resulting from the account reconciliation and analysis
    • Prepares and books monthly journal entries into JDE
    • Reviews journals entered by other accountants into JDE
    • Evaluates & assesses reasonableness of key general ledger accounts on a monthly basis
    • Prepares monthly working papers
    • Provides monthly variance analysis against prior periods
    • Prepares subsidiary financial statements with accompanying notes, responsible for statutory subsidiary financial statements audits and other lending compliance requirements
    • Provides insight and analysis over trends encountered in revenue, deferred revenue, deferred costs,
    • Assists in process improvement and workflow streamlining projects as it relates to accounts receivables/revenue process
    • Assists in ad-hoc projects and/or coverage of other team members tasks as required
    • Assists in preparation and compilation of reporting packages for the senior management
    • Assists with financial statement note preparation and related public company disclosures
    • Acts as business partner to commercial team and operations team
    • Supports other departments with accounting related queries
    • Performs other duties as required

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business/commerce or MBA
    • CPA accreditation
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience with accounting and account analysis
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)
    • Experience in preparing working papers and leadsheets
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and good writing style
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Experience collaborating with departments outside the finance function (operations, commercial, etc)
    • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

    Additional Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience in financial reporting       

    Job Demands and/or Physical Requirements:   

    • Requires extensive computer work
    • Periodic overtime to meet deadlines and/or accommodate time zone 

     

    If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, click on the APPLY FOR THIS POSITION button below and take a few moments to complete an application and upload your resume. Seaspan employees can apply through the Internal Career Centre, please check SeaNet for the instructions on how to do so.

    We thank all applicants in advance. If your application is shortlisted to be included in the interview process, one of our professional recruiters will be in contact with you. No agency calls please, many thanks.

  • Associate Counsel

    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) is the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space with a $7bn+ balance sheet. Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services.

    Seaspan is seeking an Associate Counsel to join the team. The Associate Counsel reports directly to the General Counsel, and is primarily responsible for all vessel and maritime matters and providing support to the operations and commercial departments.

    The Associate Counsel will have extensive maritime knowledge in the international shipping industry, and preferably in the containership sector. The Associate Counsel should be knowledgeable with International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulatory standards, MARPOL, sanctions, anti-bribery, crewing union agreements, vessel chartering contracts and shipbuilding agreements. The Associate Counsel will also deal with insurance and maritime related litigation and dispute resolution matters, and will be directly instructing external counsel on these matters.

    The Associate Counsel will work with a great degree of autonomy, must be detail oriented and have the ability to manage projects with a number of cross functional groups. As well, the Associate Counsel will be responsible for formulating, setting and enforcing policies.

    The Associate Counsel will be joining a department that currently consists of three other lawyers (including the General Counsel), one paralegal and one legal assistant.  From time to time, the Associate Counsel will assist on securities offerings, financings, corporate governance and board meetings.

    Requirements:

    • Be a qualified lawyer in good standing with a Canadian, UK or US bar association
    • A minimum five-year call
    • Focused experience in maritime law
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience working independently in a fast paced, cross functional role

    Additional desired qualifications:

    • Experience with public companies and secured financing are assets
    • Previous in-house experience is desired, but not mandatory

    If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, click on the APPLY FOR THIS POSITION button below and take a few moments to complete an application and upload your resume. 

    We thank all applicants in advance. If your application is shortlisted to be included in the interview process, one of our professional recruiters will be in contact with you. No agency calls please, many thanks.

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