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Crewing Manager/Operator (m/f/d)

Founded in Bremen in 1989, the Harren Group focuses on the entire value chain around the vessel. The Group spans five operational divisions – Chartering, Engineering, Logistics, Ship Management and Renewable Energies. Harren is committed to carbon-neutral shipping and is working to convert the entire fleet. The goal is zero-emission shipping across the Group by 2035.


The fleet under management currently consists of 65 units all key vessel types. The family-owned company operates 25 offices in 23 countries around the world, employing around 465 people ashore and more than 2,000 crew members on board its ships.

For our headquarters in Bremen we are looking for a Crewing Manager/Operator (m/f/d).

Position Crewing Manager/Operator
Level Professional
Location Bremen
Group member Harren Crewing

We offer:

  • A varied job in our crew management team
  • Perspective of long-term career in an international shipping company
  • Possibility to partly work from home
  • Flexible working hours
  • Structured and thorough induction
  • Subsidised company pension scheme
  • Parents with children up to the age of 12 receive up to 10 days paid children’s sick days in addition to the legally stipulated days
  • Subsidised lunch in our bistro
  • Fitness programme through our network partners
  • Training courses and career planning
  • Vibrant company culture and social events
  • 30 days holiday


Your main responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, coordinate and follow up our crewing activities worldwide from recruiting and contracting to payroll
  • Maintain a close communication with the crew and establish a personal connection. In addition, be the link to the onshore ship management team
  • Support our goal to compose good teams on board by monitoring the crew’s performance and accompany them through our crew development process of training and promotion
  • Review and verify validity of all necessary certificates to ensure compliance with flag state and international requirements
  • Update the Crew Management System with the required data
  • Manage financial budgets and cost control for your dedicated vessel


Your profile:

  • Preferably 3 years of experience as Crew or HR Manager/Operator or similar position
  • Like to work in an international environment and have good English language skills
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Independent and resourceful team player, able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Analytical and proactive in problem solving
  • Profound knowledge of STCW and MLC requirements 
  • Profound knowledge of special requirements for German flagged vessels

Our promise to you

The Harren Group is committed to fair employment opportunities regardless of ethnic heritage, skin colour, gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or social background. Our constant goal is to create a respectful and appreciative working environment for all employees.

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Are you ready to move the world forward?

Do you have any questions about the position?

Get in touch with our HR Manager, Jennifer Masurtschak.

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