Available position as Cargo Claims Team Lead (Lawyer)

Not set

Menu
MAN trucks onboard_no logo

Available position as Cargo Claims Team Lead (Lawyer)

Höegh Autoliners Regional Operating Headquarter in Manila, Philippines is seeking a Cargo Claims Team Lead who will be the overall responsible for the team of claim handlers in Manila, analyse cargo claims and draft arguments to negotiate claims on best possible interest while preserving the commercial relationship.

Main responsibilities:

  • Report to the Head Office and follow their guidelines in the handling and settlement of cargo claims
  • In cooperation with Cargo Claim Manager in Oslo, be the contact person internally for cargo-related legal and documentary queries; and externally for receivers and customers that submit claims against Höegh
  • Receive and register cargo claims, prepare statistics
  • Study the documentation supporting a claim according to the applicable law to the particular claim and the clauses of the relevant Service Contract where applicable
  • Draft arguments/defenses to negotiate the claim on best possible terms and preserving the commercial relationship
  • Notify the P&I Club of claims above the policy deductible and coordinate the joint further handling of the claim;
  • Appoint external lawyers with the assistance of the P&I Club when necessary and supervise the process until its completion or settlement
  • Analyse cargo claims and draft arguments to negotiate the claim on best possible terms. The claim needs to be studied according to the applicable law to the particular claim and the clauses of the relevant Service contract where applicable.
  • Negotiate and be involved as participant in conference calls with Höegh’s customers and/or insurance companies filing claims against the company. The candidate should be able to manage the situation in a professional manner, representing Höegh as a first class Carrier. The claims handler investigates the cause and place of damage, and should be prepared to make questions to colleagues/agents in different locations and challenge the answers if necessary.
  • Liaise with colleagues and insurers and/or surveyors on claims and answering questions in connection with the issuance of BLs, requests from customers (Höegh issuing certificates, Letters of Indemnity, etc.), insurance cover aspects, through transport, etc.,
  • Overall responsible for the team with one or two claim handlers

 

Key Qualifications:

Education/experience

  • Lawyer with at least 2 years relevant work experience
  • Specializes in International marine claims handling, Maritime Law and Marine Insurance Studies
  • Knowledgeable of insurance coverages and exclusions; and regulatory issues relating to international transport of goods by sea

 

Skills

  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Can manage a large amount of cases simultaneously
  • Can provide reliable advice to the various offices/internally

 

Work Location: Manila, Philippines

Deadline of Application: 02 June 2017

Apply to: globalHR@hoegh.com

Please reference "Cargo Claims Team Lead" in the subject field

Contact information:

Shiera Serillano, Organisation Development Team Lead, +632 8774353

X