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BW Tankers: Opening for Head of Bunkers position

14 May 2018

The following is a job advertisement for the Head of Bunkers position shared by BW Tankers for post on the Manifold Times website:

BW Tankers is a leading ship owner and operator with a substantial fleet of product tankers. The Company has a solid history in chartering, operations and technical management to offer customers the best solution to their transportation needs. BW Tankers is a joint venture formed by BW Group and PAG (Pacific Alliance Group), and owns a fleet of more than 50 product tankers in the LR2, LR1 and MR segments including newbuildings.

The Company has a global presence with offices in Singapore, Copenhagen and Houston. BW Tankers is associated with the BW group, a shipping company which for over 80 years has been involved in oil and gas transportation, floating gas infrastructure, environmental technologies and deep-water production.

Embark on a career with the world’s leading maritime group. Join us in our quest to be Best on Water!

We are building an internal bunker department and we are looking for an individual who can drive our bunker sourcing. You will be responsible for optimal bunker planning, fuel requisition to meet fleet operational needs in collaboration with the bunker team. Reporting to the Head of Operations, this is a challenging and exciting opportunity for a highly driven individual, who has a proven track record in delivering results together with a team.

  • Lead the bunker procurement of all spot vessels
  • Handle day to day sourcing of bunkers
  • Collaborate with Operators for optimal bunker planning & sourcing
  • Responsible for accurate accounting of all bunker purchases
  • Develop sourcing strategies to enhance decision making
  • Handle dispute resolutions, identify and resolve all bunker related operational issues immediately with vessels and operations
  • Negotiate and manage bunker contracts
  • Perform data analytics, track oil prices and other trends in the industry
  • Analyse trends and generate reports
  • Responsible for the Bunker team performance, including mentoring and training of junior team members
  • Manage overall bunker supplier evaluation process (i.e. price, quantity, quality & other performance metrics, etc.)
  • Initiate and manage all bunker operation and related improvement projects
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Ensure bunker procurement is following legislations and internal policies
  • Ensure strong governance on the bunkering team, policies and procedures
  • This role can be based in Singapore, Copenhagen or Houston


  • Degree in Economics, Finance or related discipline
  • Individual who possess a commercial mindset, is highly driven and ambitious
  • At least 5 years of experience as a bunker/oil trading or sales, upstream operations, bunker purchaser or similar role
  • Experience with leadership in past positions will be an advantage
  • A team player; individual who is open and people oriented
  • Possess a strong analytical mindset and is a solid negotiator
  • Advance communication skills
  • Appreciate the nature of a global business, whereby activity outside office hours must be accepted
  • Able to work independently and in a collaborative environment

At BW, we offer challenging work in an international environment with a team of dedicated and competent colleagues. We recognise that the success of BW rests with each employee’s ability to provide the necessary skills and confidence within the team, and our training is tailored to suit individual needs and career aspirations.
Vision: Best on Water
Mission: We Act for the Future

  • Collaborative
  • Ambitious
  • Reliable
  • Enduring

If our values resonate with you and you think you can contribute, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

Interested candidates may apply from instructions in the link here.

Photo credit: BW Group
Published: 14 May, 2018

EDIT: A change was made to the job title from "Senior Bunker Purchaser" to "Head of Bunkers" on 15 May, 2018 as per instructions from BW Group.


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