Group Fleet Personnel Manager

Job Description

Our client, an international Ship Management firm with a diverse fleet is looking to recruit an experienced, energetic and dynamic individual who will have the overall responsibility of the fleet personnel management of the Group.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead, innovate and develop our global crewing operations and manning offices.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and lead the company’s crewing strategy
  • Establish a competitive advantage in the market by creating a client-focused crewing culture and ensuring that we deliver world-class crewing service levels to our clients
  • Identify new ways of operational efficiencies and cost-effectiveness across all group offices
  • Oversee the crew's operational planning
  • Ensure adequate and prompt recruitment and selection of qualified seafarers
  • Identify and lead crew sourcing in various markets
  • Oversee crew welfare initiatives
  • Lead the training function of the group ensuring training models are effective and up to date
  • Set, implement, and monitor the global crewing activities, key objectives, and KPIs


  • The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:
  • Extensive senior-level crewing experience and proven track record in a similar role with a shipping company
  • Seagoing experience in a senior position will be considered an advantage
  • University Degree in Shipping/Maritime Studies/Crew Management or any other related field
  • Excellent knowledge of industry rules and regulations, including but not limited to flag state requirements, STCW, BIMCO, ILO, MLC 2006
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage challenging matters with a solution-driven and strategic mindset
  • High sense of initiative, professionalism, and responsibility
  • Customer service minded
  • Excellent command of the written and spoken English language
  • Flexibility to travel worldwide