Western Bulk is seeking curious and highly dedicated trainees to join its commercial teams.
Western Bulk is seeking trainees for both Operations and Chartering roles in our Commercial Teams.
The Operations role ensures the smooth and efficient performance of each voyage/vessel and will involve the following responsibilities:
The Chartering role will involve the following:
Trainees in Western Bulk are given challenges and responsibilities from day one. All trainees will start out in one of our eight Commercial Teams learning vessel operations, and after about one year, trainees start to specialise in either operations or chartering. We are looking for new colleagues who can demonstrate the following qualities and qualifications:
Common characteristics important for both Operations and Chartering roles:
Characteristics especially important to succeed in the Chartering role:
Characteristics especially important to succeed in the Operations role:
Western Bulk can offer a result-driven, transparent and highly flexible workplace with a flat structure and progressive culture that reflects the Scandinavian heritage of the company. The positions will be stationed in Oslo or any of WB’s other offices. Starting date will be in August 2023.
Western Bulk (WB) is an asset-light dry bulk operator and freight trader, operating a fleet of about 100 -150 Panamax, Supramax and Handysize vessels. The company combines highly commercial trading skills with technology, advanced analytics and risk management to succeed in an extremely competitive and global shipping market.
WB seeks to offer flexible, high-quality ocean freight services to its customers, leveraging on its global trading pattern, relationships and operational expertise. Through its constant presence in the various regional and local freight markets, WB gains valuable market intelligence that it uses to take positions in the market – trying to identify and benefit from short term price variations, trend breaks and arbitrage opportunities. Moreover, value is created by constantly seeking to optimise the scheduling of vessels and cargoes, reducing ballast time and finding ways to operate voyages as efficiently as possible.
Each of WB's eight Commercial Teams operate as decentralized profit centres, using ships, cargoes and derivatives for directional play and arbitrage in the market. Risk management is a central part of WB's trading model, and the company also invests heavily in the use of technology and advanced analytics for decision support and market forecasting.
Western Bulk is headquartered in Oslo, and has offices in Singapore, Dubai, Seattle, Santiago (Chile), Casablanca (Morocco) and Copenhagen.
For more information, see www.westernbulk.com