Broker (CPP West Africa markets)

Broker (CPP West Africa markets)

Job ID:  3381
Department:  Products
Category:  Broking

London, GB Geneva, CH Dubai, AE

Employment Type:  Permanent


Company Overview

Offering a complete ecosystem of maritime services, including broking, finance, port services and research, Clarksons is at the heart of global shipping. Our unrivalled reach, expertise, and depth of experience, combined with leading research, enables us to partner with clients across every sector to meet the demands of the world’s rapidly evolving maritime, offshore, trade and energy markets. Building on our unique heritage and harnessing our insights to see further, faster, we work with our clients and communities to create strategies that have a positive impact on the industry and the world around us. Dedicated to excellence, it’s our people that drive success for our clients.

To understand more including day-to-day life at Clarksons, visit us at


Division Overview

We offer best-in-class performance for crude oil, clean, and dirty petroleum products – from 25,000 dwt ships carrying refined petroleum products to crude oil tankers over 300,000 dwt. As market leaders in all Deep Sea markets, producers and refiners value our negotiating expertise while oil companies, traders and shipowners rely on our insightful market intelligence to facilitate deals. Discover more at


Role Summary

We are seeking an experienced Broker to join our team, working across the CPP West Africa market to be based in either our London, Geneva or Dubai office. You will be responsible for negotiating and fixing spot cargoes on various routes and allocating contract cargoes to assigned ships to maximise the vessels financial results within the prevailing market conditions. The ideal candidate should have experience working within the CPP West Africa markets.


What you’ll be doing

• Drive revenue and develop client base.

• Market tonnage to customers/shippers/charterers.

• Negotiate spot/time charters to achieve maximum income for the owners.

• Be aware of the positions and desired strategic directions for each ship assigned.

• Coordinate the allocation of spot and contract cargo to the ship assigned to the specific service.

• Set up and negotiate deals, including presenting the business to potential clients, negotiating the main terms of a contract or sale and seeing it through to its conclusion, and the completion of any follow up that may be involved.

• Coordinate with chartering and operation departments to maximise space utiliisation, minimise the number of port and berth calls and maximise the voyage financial results.

• Coordinate all aspects of trans-shipments for respective cargoes.

• Coordinate contracts of affreightment with customers to receive nominations on time and build programs which fit vessel schedules.

• Maintain current voyage records and documentation to customers for tonnage loading within the service.
• Maintain a thorough knowledge of all relevant charter party forms and company standard terms. Check through charter parties.

• Understand the business strategy for the division and seek to identify new business opportunities relating to trends, future markets, products and clients.

• Identify and introduce new clients to the market and maintain professional relationships.

• Perform market analysis and provide market insight and trade ideas to clients.

• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the market space. • Travel and attending client social events where required.

• Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.

What we’re looking for
We invite applications from candidates who can demonstrate:

• Drive and self-motivation, with the desire and commitment to succeed, deliver excellence and make positive change;
• Relationship building, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build rapport;
• Collaboration, able to work well with others across diverse backgrounds to share information, develop skills, and deliver results;
• Resilience with the ability to persist and adapt;
• Smart problem-solving and analytical abilities, with a curious and inquisitive mind, and an openness to new ideas;
• Professional integrity and a respect for company values.


Other requirements

• Successful track record of Broking

• 3-5 years CPP broking experience in West Africa market

• Strong commercial judgement with excellent negotiation skills

• Strong numeracy skills and excellent presentation skills

• High focus on accuracy and attention to detail

• Confident and able to work well under pressure

• Good MS office skills