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General Manager- Marine Transportation

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Flagship Management Published: October 4, 2017
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General Manager of Marine Transportation

This is a fantastic career opportunity for a towing industry professional with operations management experience looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the Michigan / Great Lakes region.

  • Previous experience including:  operating towing vessels (Great Lakes experience preferred), marine operations management experience in a Port Captain / Safety Manager role,  and customer relationship experience is preferred.

Daily Challenges and Responsibilities:

  • Direction and leadership of the Marine Operations Department including marine crew, marine engineers,  maintenance team and sales and marketing team.


  • Lead projects during new vessel builds, equipment upgrades, vessel maintenance and repair including major refits and equipment overhauls.


  • Manage and oversee all capital purchasing and support the business development team.


  • Manage and develop external relationship including all authorities, regulators, contractors, suppliers and consultants.


  • Identify, select and purchase major equipment and materials to maintain marine facilities and meet regulatory requirements.


  • Maintain a relationship with US Coast Guard and other enforcement/environmental agencies and ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.


  • Develop and maintain the company integrated vessel-facility security plan.


  • Responsible for ensuring technical and personal development of the marine operations employees and crew.


  • Accountable to maintain industry knowledge of best practices, new technologies and systems to improve the quality of efficiency and customer satisfaction.


  • Hold marine operations employees accountable to the environmental, safety and quality standards of the company.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in a marine operations role.


  • USCG Master or Mate of Towing preferred, knowledge of the Great Lakes preferred; MUST have one of the combination listed.


  • BA/BS degree education at an accredited maritime college or other institution preferred but not required


  • Strong leadership, customer service, organizational, and planning skills.


  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills (written, oral and listening) including conflict resolution skills.


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs.

At this time we are asking that all candidates have the right to work lawfully in the US.

All candidates will undergo a pre-employment background check and a drug screen prior to receiving an offer of employment.

Please direct your confidential employment inquiries to Flagship Management www.flagshipmgt.com.

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