Manager, Marine & Shipping Operations at WTS Energy

WTS Energy provides recruitment and manpower services for the global oil and gas and energy industries. We supply engineers and consultants to our clients' projects and operations, and perform employment outsourcing services such as workforce management in oil and gas regions around the world. WTS Energy operates globally with offices in 14 countries and is operational in over 50 countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Marine & Shipping Operations

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The Marine and Shipping Operations Manager oversees the daily management of the organization’s sales, supply planning, bunkering and terminal operations.
  • The position supports sourcing and marketing activities of assigned products.
  • Recommending initiatives that leverage an understanding of market trends and competitive movement, to provide continuous support to the business growth.

Business Development:

  • Develop, implement, and grow the organization’s sales, operations, customer service, supply and planning strategies.
  • Establish and maintain good business relations with local and international suppliers and distributors.
  • Understand customers’ goals, objectives, infrastructure, geographic presence, demand volumes and payment history.
  • Ensure compliance with company, customer and supplier policies and procedures to enhance operational safety and health.
  • Prepare periodic reports for Executive Management analysis and evaluation.
  • Improve the marketing of new and existing products.
  • Manage the day-to-day trading category roadmap to maximise volumes and margin.
  • Implement policies to optimize productivity across the department.
  • Ensure achievement of all Service Level Agreements with customers, suppliers, and distributors.

Supply & Trading:

  • Perform analysis on historical purchasing patterns of existing and new clients; juxtaposing data with current market trends to support the final recommended customers’ supply portfolio balancing cost savings and supply security.
  • Coordinate with Operations Support Services and Finance departments to reconcile inventories and positions for all petroleum product trading and accounting/reconciliation issues.
  • Enhance finance and hedging strategies to optimize trading position.
  • Manage entire Request for Proposal process for multiple customers.
  • Develop capacity for bunker trading operations and alliances.
  • Monitor market tools daily, to make optimal fuel purchase decisions resulting in savings opportunities.


  • Responsible for loading and logistics operations in a safe and controlled manner and in compliance with the standards, procedures, legislations, and customers’ specific systems.
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements.
  • Provide training, motivation, and direction for loading personnel.
  • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field from a reputable university
  • MBA / MSc (Added Advantage).

Work Experience:

  • Downstream Oil and Gas Operations.

Technical and Role Specific Competencies:

  • Strong Interpersonal, Communication and Presentation Skills to communicate strategy with customers.
  • Ability to analyze contractual agreements.
  • Strong Creative Thinking Skills
  • Excellent Project Management Skills
  • Ability to self-manage while managing assigned teams and projects.
  • Expert proficiency in the use of Microsoft skills.
  • Petroleum Industry supply chain knowledge.
  • Knowledge of fuel pricing and contracting mechanisms.
  • Ability to recognize market, refining, and supply nuances that impact daily fuelling decisions.

Company-wide Competencies and Skills:

  • Operating with Intensity
  • Analytical and clear thought process
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Confidentiality
  • Knowledge of customers business.
  • Achieving greater result
  • High ethical standard
  • Good interpersonal skills and teamwork


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