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Trainee Ship Broker (Tankers)

Trainee Ship Broker (Tankers)

Job ID:  1004
Department:  Crude
Category:  Broking

Singapore, SG

Employment Type:  Permanent

Company Overview

Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.

To understand more about day to day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com


Role Summary
The main purpose of a Ship Broker is to act as a specialist intermediary/negotiator between shipowners and charterers to arrange ocean transport of goods and commodities by sea, the employment of a vessel or to buy/sell ships on behalf of a client. A career in Ship Broking is exciting, interesting, challenging and highly competitive, not to mention rewarding.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Trainee Broker to join our Tanker team in our Singapore office. You will work alongside our experienced Brokers to help strengthen relationships with existing clients for sales and help develop new business.
Ideally you will have some broking experience and be keen to develop your experience. You will be driven and self-motivated and a strong relationship builder.


What you will be doing

• Support the day to day activities of the Senior Brokers on the Tankers desk.

• Update tonnage positions and market tonnage to clients.
• Set up and negotiate deals, including presenting the business to potential clients, negotiating the main terms of a contract, seeing it through to its conclusion and any follow up that may be involved.
• Maintain a thorough knowledge of all relevant charter party forms and company standard terms.

• Interact with clients to establish a close working relationship.

• Attend meetings and events with clients when required.

• Maintain databases and prepare market information and reports for clients.

• Help to manage internal data flow of key market information.

• Maintain a database of daily market activities.

What we are looking for

Key Attributes
• Previous experience or exposure within broking desirable but is not mandatory
• Knowledge of Tanker market will be an advantage
• Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
• Personable and engaging, able to build strong relationships
• Good commercial judgement with good negotiation skills
• Driven, self-motivated and client focused
• Strong numeracy skills and excellent presentation skills
• Confident and able to work well under pressure, with ability to adapt
• Strong attention to detail and focus on accuracy
• Strong MS office skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Word

Special Job Requirements
• Travel as required