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CURRENT VACANCIES

In addition to any vacancies shown below, we welcome speculative
applications from suitably qualified individuals.

Office vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the roles shown on this page. Please feel free to send us your CV speculatively for any future office based positions which may arise.

Direct Charter Retail Broker, Miami

We are currently recruiting a self-motivated retail broker for our Direct Charter division based out of our Miami office.

The broker will serve as an integral part of the Burgess team and deliver the high standards synonymous with the Burgess brand. The successful candidate will build on an extensive client base and will be expected to communicate at the highest level. The position is based in our Miami office however the role will involve extensive travel both nationally and internationally.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Ability to meet and exceed targets
  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills and the ability to close transactions
  • Excellent knowledge of the superyacht market
  • Excellent knowledge of luxury lifestyles
  • Knowledge of the charter process and contracts
  • Ability to present accurately and professionally to UHNWIs
  • The ability to handle numerous simultaneous enquiries effectively and professionally
  • The ability to resolve problems in a pressured environment

    Skills & competencies

  • Previous ‘HNWI client facing’ experience essential
  • Experience in developing a portfolio of clients
  • Proven natural talent for negotiating
  • Excellent networking capabilities
  • First-hand experience on yachts (preferred but not essential)
  • Excellent written/oral communication and numeracy skills
  • Confident and outgoing manner
  • Well-presented and articulate
  • Keen interest and experience in travel
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to work hard in often unsociable hours
  • Self motivated

    All applicants must have proof of eligibility to work in the US.

    The position reports to the head of direct sales and the director of the Americas.

    Burgess is an equal opportunity employer, and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

    If you are interested in the position and would like to apply for an interview please send a current resume and cover letter by email to Matt Emerson.

  • Charter Management Assistant, Miami

    We are looking for a charter management department assistant to work in our Miami office. The charter management department acts as the central agents for a prestigious fleet of large motor and sailing yachts ranging from 35m to 95m. The department’s objective is to provide a comprehensive, efficient and informed service to our yacht owners, charter brokers and to the captains of the managed fleet, whilst maximising on charter revenue opportunities.

    Job responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative assistance to your allocated charter managers and to the department, to include general correspondence, enquiries, bookings, management of client and yacht files
  • Assistance with the electronic management of department documents
  • CRM entry (or any other IT system used by the company), including the recording of enquiries, bookings. charter progress sheets, entering and updating contacts and client relationships
  • Dealing with departmental travel arrangements
  • The taking of minutes at departmental meetings
  • Help arrange the provision of APAs (advance provisioning allowance) to the yachts
  • Assist charter managers with bank transfers in conjunction with our accounts department
  • Assist charter managers with VAT payments and processing such payments in conjunction with our accounts department
  • Assist with marketing and marketing strategies, including annual Burgess Charter Directory, Burgess “The Edge” newsletters, yacht electronic presentations, departmental industry updates, announcements, electronic mailings, broker updates and brochure distribution
  • Updating information listed on Yachtfolio – the industry information and availability intranet system and any other site the company may support in the future, for yachts including; rates, specifications, crew profiles, bookings, photography etc.
  • Compilation and submission of the weekly news on behalf of the Charter Management team
  • Updating information on the Burgess website, including any newsworthy items
  • Assist with arrangements for our central agency yachts to attend charter shows
  • Assist with the co-ordination and production of the annual charter reports for our yacht owners as well as any monthly reports for designated yachts
  • Assist with the distribution of twice yearly market reports to our yacht owners
  • Assist with compilation of Burgess Charter Central Agency Proposals, as directed
  • Responsible for helping ensure all Burgess charter management documentation, including; flyers, circulars, letters, e-mails, proposals, etc., destined for outside the office, is to Burgess standards (Golden Rules)
  • Co-ordinating with other departments within Burgess for information sharing and cross-selling opportunities
  • Share in general office duties and assisting with other departments within the company as may be requested or required
  • Compiling of monthly credit card and cash expenses made on behalf of the company for your designated charter managers
  • Assist with special projects as required

    Skills & competencies:

  • Microsoft Office including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop. Familiarisation with CRM an added benefit
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Languages: a basic knowledge of any popular foreign languages such as Spanish, French, Italian would be an asset but not essential
  • Excellent organizational skills (computer and paper files)
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks on deadline
  • Ability to work well within a highly motivated and energetic team
  • An interest in marketing & creative design would be an advantage

    General Office Assistance:

  • Answer telephone & door (if Receptionist is unable to)
  • Reception duty rota for one week periods
  • Assist in covering reception during lunch breaks
  • Preparing mail and couriers etc. for the department as needed
  • Destruction of documents (shredding)
  • It is noted that full attendance and participation at the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach show is expected; attendance may also be required at other major yacht charter shows (i.e. Palm Beach International Boat Show, MYBA Charter Show in Genoa and Antigua Charter Show)

    All applicants must have proof of eligibility to work in the US.

    Burgess is an equal opportunity employer, and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

    If you are interested in the position and would like to apply for an interview please send a current resume and cover letter by email to Matt Emerson.

  • Head of Finance, Yacht Management

    Burgess is recruiting an experienced Accounts team leader with appropriate experience to assist in the management of multiple client relationships and to manage and further develop our Yacht Management Accounts Team. The focus will be on developing and implementing effective procedures controls and best practices to deliver outstanding service to clients. Knowledge of the yachting industry would be an advantage.

    Job responsibilities include:

    Working with the Yacht Managers you will be responsible for the Yacht Accounting functions and for the management of the Yacht Accounting Team, including:


  • the performance, conduct, efficiency, motivation and development of the Team to ensure the efficient supply of information to clients
  • proper and effective use of systems, procedures (including financial integrity and controls) and reporting templates, contributing to their improvement and developing and implementing enhancements
  • ensuring the timely and accurate preparation of monthly management Account reports for all managed yachts to include:

    • review and analysis of monthly financials, with attention to detail for accurate and consistent reporting to clients
    • preparing and authorising payments via bank transfer
    • preparation and presentation of funding requests to clients
    • preparation and review of budgets and updating as necessary, with ongoing variance analysis and comparison to actual
    • analysis of yacht refit budgets vs. actual (project management)
    • knowledge of payroll and tax implications of vessel Flag and location
    • to provide input to proposals for new Accounting business
    • leading the Yacht Accounts Team and as line manager, being the initial focal point for employment or HR-related issues
    • acting as the primary point of contact for all yacht accounts related questions and liaising with yacht managers, clients, Captains and crew
    • cross selling of all Burgess services
    • representing Yacht Finance at internal meetings and Burgess externally when required to do so

    Background and experience

    The successful candidate must have a tactful, diplomatic and determined leadership style and be a persuasive and confident decision maker. They must also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to liaise confidently and professionally with colleagues, high net worth clients, Yacht Captains & crew. Experience in a similar multi-client role would be ideal.


    Essential skills and requirements

    The successful candidate will have exceptional numerical competence and analytical abilities, along with the following:
  • a proven track record of leadership, delivery and experience in a similar field
  • good commercial awareness with a strong focus on client service and the ability to manage multiple client relationships
  • knowledge of SUN, Sage or similar accounting packages
  • proficiency in Word, Excel and CRM systems, ideally all at an intermediate/ higher level
  • excellent negotiation and influencing skills


    Desirable skills and requirements

    Accounting qualifications are preferred, although a proven track record of delivery and experience will be considered for the right applicant.

    Burgess is an equal opportunity employer, and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

    Reporting to: Director of Yacht Management

  • Yacht Manager, Miami

    We are currently recruiting a Yacht Manager for our Yacht Management division based out of our Miami office. Reporting to the Management Department Director you will take responsibility for your fleet of vessels as the primary point of contact. You will work closely with the specialists in the management team who will support you in the functions which require their area of expertise. and will help you achieve the following:-

    Duties

  • Provide the principal point of contact for the vessel Crew/Owner
  • Operational Management of a fleet of vessels
  • Technical Management with the support of the Technical Management team
  • Crew Management with the support of the Crew Manager
  • Certification (Statutory and Class) and Insurance (working closely with Burgess Yachts Financial Services)
  • Accounts and Finance (review invoices, submit fund requests to Owners etc.) with the support of the Accounts team
  • Safety Management/ISM with the support of the Safety & Security Manager
  • Security Management/ISPS with the support of the Safety & Security Manager
  • Participation in the Emergency Response Team if required
  • Prepare Monthly Management Reports
  • Assisting to obtain new management business and cross-selling all Burgess services
  • Any other task reasonably requested
  • The successful candidate will have the following attributes:--

  • Sea-going experience in a senior position with the appropriate qualification for this position;
  • Previous yacht management experience will be beneficial;
  • Excellent communication and diplomacy skills, able to communicate effectively at all levels (dealing with Owners, Captains and colleagues);
  • Effective problem solving and multi-tasking abilities;
  • Sound knowledge of ISM/ISPS, SOLAS, MLC & STCW. Previous auditing experience will be beneficial;
  • Technical knowledge of large yachts and their operation
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Proficiency in other languages will be beneficial;
  • Live within commuting distance of Miami and be eligible to work in the USA;
  • Good sense of humour.
  • All applicants must have proof of eligibility to work in the US.

    Burgess is an equal opportunity employer, and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

    Crew vacancies

    In addition to the positions below we always welcome CVs from qualified and experienced crew members for positions which may become available within the Burgess Fleet.

    Please use the form on this page to send us your CV, current location and availability.

    All crew members are required to hold a minimum of the STCW95 basic training certificate and a valid Seafarers medical.

    Deckhand - 75m Motor Yacht

    We require an experienced deckhand for a 75m charter MY currently based in the Indian Ocean.

    The suitable candidate must have at least three seasons experience, be an excellent tender driver, have a strong water sports background and hold up to date STCW, ENG1, Proficiency in Designated Security Duties and Powerboat Level 2 certificates. A Yachtmaster or Yacht/Deck Rating are also desirable.

    Further details will be supplied to candidates selected for interview.

    Deckhands

    We are looking for experienced Deckhands for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Deckhand please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

    Stewardesses

    We are looking for experienced Stewardesses for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Stewardess please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

    Chefs

    We are looking for experienced Chefs for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Chef please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

    ETOs

    We are looking for experienced ETOs for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced ETO please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

    Engineers

    We are looking for Engineers for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Engineer with a Y1, Y2, Y3 or Y4 ticket please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available within the Burgess fleet.

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