Commercial Officer Job at Smit Lamnalco Sharjah

Are you looking for a career in the marine services industry? Look no further than Smit Lamnalco! We’re a leading provider of safe, reliable and customised marine services to Oil, Gas and LNG terminals as well as Port operations.

Our diverse fleet of approximately 160 modern vessels and over 2500 skilled crew and staff members serve customers worldwide. We specialise in providing marine support services tailored to the unique operational needs of our global customers in local markets.

At Smit Lamnalco, we’re committed to maintaining international standards on safety and reliability to onshore and offshore operations in challenging environments. Our headquarters are located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

If you’re interested in joining our team, we encourage you to visit our website at to learn more about our company and available job opportunities. Thank you for considering Smit Lamnalco as your potential employer in the marine services industry!

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Job Description
Our Sharjah office, has an opening for a:

Commercial Officer
The Commercial Officer supports the Commercial Director to maximize revenue and profitability through tendering and commercial management of the regional fleet of vessels. The Commercial department within Smit Lamnalco is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities for business expansion, to secure and retain existing business activities and contracts and to develop and win new business in line with the strategic plan throughout the regions. This role reports directly to the Commercial Director, MEIS.

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Identify and obtain relevant tender and contract documents.
Assist the Commercial Director in the timely preparation of tenders and contract negotiations.
Liaise with other SL departments to obtain necessary information and input for tenders and contracts.
Assist with other SL departments in the preparation of vessels for prospective tenders and charters.
Develop and manage client relationships as directed by the Commercial Director.
Support the Commercial Director and Contract Managers to ensure timely issuance of invoices, collection of payments from debtors and all necessary documentation as required.
Support the Commercial Director and Contract Managers in identifying and chartering third party vessels as required.
Ensure the CRM system is kept up to date with information on opportunities, running tenders, client visits, meetings and contract developments.
Liaise with Legal Department to ensure that the SL charter party agreements and contracts database is kept up to date.
Ensure SL’s pre-qualification on the bid list of companies as defined in the Group Business Plan.
Maintain SL details up to date with IOC’s and NOC’s procurement systems.
Produce timely Commercial reports and Business Intelligence information.
Support the Commercial Director in the arrangements for Trade Exhibitions and Industry seminars.

To be successful in this role you will have:
Bachelor’s Degree preferably in a maritime or business related field.
Well-developed computer skills (ERP system, MS Office, CRM Management).
2 to 5 years’ experience in a similar position within the shipping industry.
Previous experience in chartering, tender management and contract admin is essential.
Well-developed written and verbal command of English, knowledge of Arabic is highly preferred.
Willingness to travel regularly

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Additional Information
Employment conditions:
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic technical professional who is keen and eager to join an International Marine company. Smit Lamnalco offers a competitive Compensation & Benefit package.

Applications should be send via the link in the vacancy.

Smit Lamnalco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Work Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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