Assistant Chartering Manager

Job category: Office

Location: Melville, NY

Reports to: Vice President of Chartering

Work Status: Full Time

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Status: Salaried

The Assistant Chartering Manager assists the Vice President of Chartering in the Bouchard Transportation corporate office with all charter party negotiations and deals, charter party management, voyage plans and customer relations.


  • Calculate voyage plans for charter parties
  • Negotiate and draw up spot and long term charter parties with customers  
  • Manage assigned charter party deals
  • Work closely with dispatch to ensure a safe and efficient operation of all voyages
  • Work to maximize potential earnings in the most cost effective manner
  • Manage relationships with customers and act as their daily contact
  • Develop and present monthly market reports
  • Evaluate potential new business opportunities to ensure profitability and competitiveness
  • Travel to meet with existing customers and new customers
  • Attend industry and customer events, API conference, AFM conference, API tanker conference, harbor supply, Fuel oil buyers
  • Support the ongoing development of a safety first culture 

Skills, Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Maritime Transportation
  • Minimum 3 years working with Jones Act charter party
  • Strong knowledge and experience negotiating and managing charter parties
  • Strategic mindset with strong ability to grow business and relationships
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, multi-task and work in a fast pace environment
  • The ability to conduct complex negotiations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Neat & professional in appearance
  • Self-motivated


  • Major Medical
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account

 FLSA Status

  • The position is Exempt. 
  • Must comply with all Company policies and procedures, including those that pertain to the Jones Act
  • Requires travel and the ability to work long hours to meet required deadlines   

Mission: Safety First, the Only Bouchard Way

Bouchard recognizes safety as the top priority.  It is the most important service that we can provide our crew, customers and the environment. It is the mission of all Bouchard employees to diligently work to always achieve the following:

  • Maintain the safest working environment possible
  • Achieve zero incidents impacting the environment
  • Achieve zero injuries within the fleet and ashore


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Tel: (631) 390 4900 Fax: (631) 390 4905
58 South Service Rd. Suite 150, Melville, NY 11747