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Highly motivated Human Resource Manager with significant experience in all facets of managing human resource functions and 20 plus years’ experience in maritime industry. Able to establish priorities, handle multiple projects simultaneously and performs well under pressure.  An effective communicator with strong negotiating and interpersonal skills, leadership, problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Seeking to enhance experience in human resource management or a highly desirable position in the maritime industry.
areas of strength and expertise
  • Employee Relations
  • Legal Compliance
  • Training & Development
 
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis
  • Policy & Work Rule Development
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Recruiting
  • Contract Negotiating
  • Internal Auditing
 
Professional Experience

Gener8 Maritime Inc. (formerly General Maritime Corporation) - New York, NY                                                  

Human Resource Manager                                                                                                                   2008 to 2018

  • Responsible for initiating, developing and implementing a cost effective healthcare plan for executives and employees. Reduced annual premiums by 10%-15%, while enhancing overall benefits coverage.
  • Reviews all benefits programs on an annual basis to ensure cost-effectiveness.
  • Initiates and organizes open enrollment meetings for employee benefits programs, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) plan.
  • Develops and implements policies and work rule procedures, including Employee Handbook.
  • Ensures Federal and State labor laws and reporting requirements are adhered to.
  • Coordinates new hire orientations and exit interviews.
  • Initiates, verifies and transmits bi-weekly payroll data to payroll vendor.
  • Prepares annual Employer Expense Budget Report, including a Cumulative Salaries and Employer Tax Withholdings Report, in preparation for the G&A budget.
  • Provides accounting department with quarterly payroll reconciliation by comparing actual to budget.
  • Adheres to Sarbanes-Oxley payroll narrative policies and procedures; prepares for quarterly audits.
  • Initiates and coordinates necessary employee training and development.
  • Assist managers with recruiting requirements such as placing job openings on various websites and screening resumes.
  • Regulates and resolves issues regarding employee benefits and compensation.
  • Maintains all employment records, including short term disability and worker’s compensation claims, if any.
  • Communicates with managers and employees regarding job performance, disciplinary issues, and terminations, as needed.
  • Oversees the administration of annual employee performance appraisals and assists managers with performance interviews, if necessary.
  • Manage company Incentive Stock Program process, including collecting tax withholdings relating to the value of company stock vesting.

Gener8 Maritime Management LLC (formerly General Maritime Management LLC) - New York, NY

Demurrage Manager                                                                                                                                               2003 to 2008

  • Responsible for the activities of the Demurrage Department.
  • Analyzed, issued, negotiated and recovered demurrage claims
  • Communicated and coordinated with Operations, Chartering and Accounting Departments
  • Worked closely with attorneys in expediting demurrage claims in arbitration

Vessel Operator                                                                                                                                            2002 to 2003

  • Managed post-fixture spot voyages and time-chartered vessels.
  • Maintained accuracy of charterers’ questionnaires and additional vessel records, including vessel master file, Charterer’s questionnaires, management agreements, vetting and insurance information.
  • Appointed and managed agents for vessel port calls, ensuring timely reporting of vessel movements.
  • Analyzed port costs in association with each vessel, and invoiced in accordance with the contract.
  • Purchased bunker fuels, negotiating the lowest price possible.
  • Provided demurrage calculations and necessary documentation.

(SPECIAL PROJECT)

Gener8 Maritime Management LLC (formerly General Maritime Management LLC) - New York, NY

ISO 9001 Management Representative and Lead Internal Auditor                                           2008 to 2010

  • Appointed by senior management to oversee the establishment of processes for a Quality Management System, ensuring processes are implemented and maintained.
  • Managed the promotion of awareness of customer requirements throughout the organization.
  • Reported the progress of the quality management system’s performance to senior management and suggested methods for improvement.
  • Responsible for training new auditors

ISO 9001 Internal Auditor                                                                                                                    2002 to 2008

  • Responsible for conducting annual or as needed, internal audits in accordance with Quality Manual
  • Issued Corrective or Preventive Action reports discovered during the audit process, if any
  • Responsible for additional audit process relating to any Corrective or Preventive Action reports which were issued as a result of previous audits.

Trans-Tec Services, Inc./Bunker Fuels Corporation – Edison, NJ

Bunker Broker/Fuel Trader                                                                                                            2000 to 2002

  • Performed spot-market purchasing of bunker marine fuel oil through direct contact with suppliers.
  • Negotiated spot inquiries for global ship owners, operators, and managers, resulting in very competitive fuel oil pricing.
  • Forecasted price direction by monitoring crude and heating oil market trends and the overall supply and demand at any given port.

LQM Tanker Chartering Company, Inc. – Cranford, NJ                                                                                                           

Vessel Operations Manager                                                                                                                 1992 to 2000

  • Managed operational functions for post-fixture spot and time-chartered vessels carrying crude oil, clean/dirty products, and chemicals.
  • Responsible for managing risk factors, coordinating schedules, prioritizing actions, settling accounts, and ensuring all contractual agreements were abided by.
  • Supervised administrative staff
  • Maximized profit by analyzing all documentation and ensuring the maximum carriage of product.
  • Assisted ship owners to expedite the settlement of any demurrage and cargo claims.

Education and Training

Courses in Business Administration, County College of Morris, Randolph, New Jersey

HRCI PHR Course, Farleigh Dickenson University, Madison, New Jersey

Various Human Resource Courses, Paychex, Inc.

SHRM Member/JSAHR Member

Charter Party/Laytime/Demurrage, Enercon Group, Inc.

Advanced Tanker Operations, Enercon Group, Inc.

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

New Jersey,
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