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Director of Maritime Development

Job Title: Director of Maritime Development

Salary: Around €250,000 per year + benefits

Location:  Geneva, Switzerland

Who will you be working for?

We're looking for a committed Director of Maritime Development to join this ship company.

You'll be instrumental in establishing long-term agreements, concessions, and driving port development initiatives.


  • Negotiation Skills: Negotiate effectively with local authorities and stakeholders to secure agreements beneficial for the company
  • Business Analysis and Planning: Contribute to feasibility studies to guide successful port development choices and projects.

    This includes providing business assumptions to the Finance Department, reviewing business plans and needs with port teams, and offering input on legal documents.
  • Stakeholder Management: Manage relationships and communication with suppliers and consultants, promoting collaboration for successful outcomes.
  • Cost Optimization: Proactively seek opportunities to reduce costs related to port development activities, contributing to the financial health of projects.
  • Project Coordination: Ensure internal and external stakeholders stay on track with assigned tasks, maintain meticulous records of all meetings and timelines, and facilitate effective communication and follow-up with involved departments.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with colleagues in the Team, fostering a cohesive and efficient working environment.
  • Performance Analysis: Prepare insightful performance analyses and compelling presentations for senior managers.
  • Market Awareness: Stay informed about competitive threats and industry trends to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Industry Representation: Represent the company at selected meetings, industry events, and relevant gatherings.

What are we looking for?

  • Language Skills: Fluent in English.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Economics, Law, or Political Sciences.
  • Industry Experience: 10 years of experience in the cruise industry, preferably in roles related to Port Operations, Port services, and cost negotiations.
  • Technical Skills: Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint for effective communication and analysis.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with Port, Environmental & Maritime International Standards and Regulations.
  • Adaptability: Flexible to adapt to changes in priorities and company approaches.
  • Pressure Handling: Capable of working under pressure, managing urgent tasks, and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Team Collaboration: A supportive team player able to work effectively with colleagues.


  • Pension Scheme
  • Expat Package
  • Accommodation if needed for the first 4/5 months
  • Travel expenses if relocation

Job Title: Director of Maritime Development

Salary: Around €250,000 per year + benefits

Location:  Geneva, Switzerland

Are you joining us?

If you are keen to discuss the details further, please apply today or send your cv to

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  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: €250k per year + Benifits
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Management
  • Recruiter: COREcruitment
  • Tel: 0207 790 2666
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: IG999894152x
  • Posted: 2024-04-23 10:37:20 -

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