Functions & Roles

Shipping Operations


Shipping is a complex and volatile industry that is constantly navigating the many twists and turns of the global economy. The world economy is highly dependent on shipping, which meets the highest percentage of the global demand for transport.

Marine regulations, advanced technology, specific sector software, big data, fuel cost, are regulating this sector and have impact on professionals’ demand profile.


High level professionals are in demand of modern shipping companies; professionals with the educational background, the skills set and the competency framework to meet the needs of the modern market. From the traditional way of personal networking and references, shipping companies have moves to the methodical and technocratic sourcing and development of their professionals.

Strategic planning and business development skills, ability to evaluate competitors, good communication and coordination skills, in-depth knowledge of standard policies, procedures, methods, deep knowledge of modern technology are some of the required competencies that maritime professionals must have.

PfB Knowledge and Expertise

When the candidate profile calls for an external hiring, we apply specific selection techniques and take advantage of our broad network of marine and shipping experts. We use “pull” activities, meaning advertising our jobs in all means available in order to attract active candidates or use our own candidate database. However, we mainly focus on “push” activities, meaning actively and directly addressing the market, in a methodical and thorough way, in order to locate and attract the most talented candidates out there. After assessing them, we choose the most suitable, those who are the “best fit” and present them to our clients.

Having worked in numerous projects, we possess both the experience and the critical recruiting skills. We know what to say and what to do when approaching a candidate who is already employed. This ability provides us with a great competitive advantage. This is why the gap between those who passively source and those who actively recruit remains wide.

Our added value is not limited to successful hirings. For newly appointed executives, the first few weeks and months in the role are critical. They must quickly understand corporate culture, set the right priorities, and establish credibility with colleagues and stakeholders. BONDING START includes a series of sophisticated questionnaires, answered by both the placed executive and the line manager. By analyzing the answers, we help them better understand each other, boost their communication and maximize the expected results. In this way, line managers learn how to enhance communication with new members, how to motivate them, how to help them in overcoming obstacles, thus reducing the induction period and moving forward to productivity. The placed executive on the other hand, acclimatizes and understands the aspects of own new role faster than before.

Functional Roles

Working with shipping and marine companies, we have a deep expertise in the following roles:

Marine Operations Director
Vetting Director
Technical Director
SHQE Manager
Port Captain
Superintendent Engineer
Manager, Asset Management
Purchasing & Forwarding Manager
Crew Manager
Financial Executives
Project Manager
Marine Consultant
Naval Architect
Senior Marine Engineer
Sales Coordinator
Service Support Executive
Sales Engineer
Procurement Planner
System Design Engineer
Senior Site Office Administrator
Project Risk Engineer