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Retail Charter Assistant, Miami
Founded in 1975, Burgess is the superyacht industry leader renowned for its professional yachting services. The company guides clients through every aspect of the yachting experience, including charter, sale and purchase, and management. Reporting to the Retail Charter Brokers, you will assist them in their daily duties, helping to coordinate the logistics of client charters and be their main point of contact. This is primarily a sales support role.

Responsibilities

Client Presentations
  • Prepare electronic and hardcopy bound yacht presentations, as directed by Broker, for client enquiries.
  • Formulate client-friendly bespoke itineraries, as directed by Broker, for potential and booked charters using PowerPoint.

    Data Entry
  • Maintain database with up to date client details including regular updating of general contact information, addresses and notes.
  • Record new enquiries and clients into the database
  • Ability to calculate commission rates, discounts and charter expenses accurately from data provided by broker and enter into our system

    Charter Agreement & Document Preparation
  • Prepare charter agreements and all accompanying paperwork
  • Instruct Finance department on incoming and outgoing client funds and payments.
  • Create and manage both electronic and hard copy files with all information relating to booked charters.

    Customer Service
  • Liaise with captains and crews with regards to the preparations needed prior to a charter commencing
  • Liaise with Central Agents, gathering general information on yacht availability and compile report for broker’s consideration
  • Coordinate pre and post charter client gifts
  • Handle phone calls from company and industry colleagues in broker’s absence

    Administration
  • Manage broker’s calendar and stay on top of any due dates regarding the charter process
  • Make domestic and international travel arrangements for broker
  • Compile and organize broker’s monthly expenses for Finance Department

    Business Development
  • Liaise with marketing department for targeted client initiatives
  • Complete digital and direct mailings
  • Regularly research and data mine for potential clients
  • Accompany and/or prepare broker for any client/industry presentations

    General
  • Assist at company and Industry sponsored events or Boat Shows when appropriate
  • Any other task reasonably required.

    Professional Qualities

    The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following skills.

    Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • High attention to detail, and conscientiousness to record information accurately
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English and numeracy
  • A proven ability to use all Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint to intermediate level, and Photo Shop (basic skills).
  • Experience working with multiple template formats

    Essential:

  • Capability to work independently and take initiative but also be an excellent team player
  • A good sense of humor
  • Calm, confident and professional
  • Pro-active
  • College Degree (Associates Degree acceptable)
  • Current Passport
  • Proven ability to work in the United States

    Desirable:

  • Experience working in sales or customer service for luxury brands or in industries that require interaction with high net worth properties or individuals
  • College Graduate or 2 -3 years of experience in a support or administrative type role for a busy sales team

    Applications

    Applications should be made in writing, preferably via email, with an up to date resume and cover letter to Anita Reagan. No resume will be considered unless accompanied by a cover letter. Burgess is an equal opportunity employer who will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.
  • MARKETING EXECUTIVE, USA

    We are looking for a proactive New York-based US Marketing Executive to coordinate US marketing initiatives, while working actively with the London-based Marketing team to ensure joined-up deliverables across the marketing mix.

    The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    Yacht Shows

    Collaborating with the London-based Marketing Manager to organize and present all marketing components relating to US yacht shows including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Palm Beach Shows.

  • Co-ordinating with external agencies and contractors for stand design, production, build, set-up and break-down, equipment/props hire and catering requirements
  • Overseeing branded signage and materials for US boat shows
  • Planning and overseeing show-related events (yacht parties, captains’ dinner, etc.)
  • Liaising with PR team/brokers/media regarding US boat show press before, during, and after the show
  • Securing and managing client transportation
  • Organizing hotels, guest tickets, crew credentials, parking passes, staff, lunches, etc.
  • Working with CA Listings Managers on individual yacht marketing materials and show brief

    US Events

    Planning, organizing, and managing all aspects of non-boat show related events in the US throughout the year.

  • Organizing logistics for each event including but not limited to invitation design and mail-out, event branding, stand/space design, coordination of guest list and catering,
  • Coordinating with sponsors, partners, and internal Burgess staff
  • Managing all US event budgets

    Partnerships

  • Field pitches and research partnership opportunities
  • Research new event and activation opportunities
  • Negotiate contracts

    Copywriting & Editing

  • Assist London team when needed on website content (news articles, yacht descriptions, etc)
  • “Americanizing” marketing materials (print and digital) targeting US audiences
  • Provide US-related content to teams to proactively engage in campaigns that speak to US clients
  • Proof reading and quality control of US marketing materials (print and digital)

    Research and Reporting

  • Research new marketing opportunities targeting US UHWNI’s
  • Track sources of new business
  • Identify wealth trends using client data
  • Monitor competitor marketing activity

    Misc.

  • Manage vendor relationships (printers, marketing agencies, etc)


    Personal Criteria

    The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • Independent, self-motivated and creative thinker
  • Strong communicator with ability to align with vendors and colleagues in different time zones
  • Experience in negotiating with vendors
  • Fastidious attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • A positive disposition and good team player
  • Proficient in English
  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Excel, experience in Adobe applications, particularly
  • Prove eligible to work in the United States

    Burgess is a global leader in the superyacht services sector, specializing in sale and purchase, charter, new construction and operational management. Over the course of its 43-year history, the company operates from 13 offices around the world, and serves a very discerning international clientele of high net worth 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.

    Retail Charter Broker, USA

    We are currently recruiting a self-motivated retail broker for our Charter division based in the USA.

    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.

  • Yacht Manager, London

    Reporting to the Management Department Director you will take responsibility for your fleet of yachts 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. You will be responsible for an assistant who will help you achieve the following:

    Duties

  • Provide the principal point of contact for the Yacht Crew/Owner
  • Operational Management of a fleet of yachts
  • Technical Management with the support of the Technical Manager
  • 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
  • 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 as Captain, Mate or Chief Engineer with the appropriate qualification for this position;
  • Some previous yacht management experience will be beneficial but not essential;
  • Excellent communication and diplomacy skills, able to communicate effectively at all levels (dealing with Owners, Captains and colleagues);
  • Effective problem solving and multi-tasking;
  • Working knowledge of ISM/ISPS, SOLAS, MLC & STCW. Previous auditing and/or surveying experience would be beneficial;
  • Technical knowledge of yachts and/or ships;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Proficiency in other languages, will be beneficial;
  • Live within commuting distance of London and eligible to work in the UK;
  • Good sense of humour.

    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.

  • Technical Manager, London

    Reporting to the Fleet Technical Manager you will provide technical management and support to assigned vessels within the Burgess managed fleet. You will work closely with existing Burgess Management teams worldwide.

    Duties:-

  • Technical Management of assigned vessels including Yachts, Passenger Yachts and Passenger Ships.
  • Adhere to all approved technical, safety and security procedures and contribute to their development; update technical contact information on company IT systems and manage any relevant technical documentation.
  • Provide interpretation of Class Rules and other related regulations; manage Class society block fee agreements; Monitor class survey schedules and requirements; Liaise with attending Class and Flag surveyors to ensure all items are dealt with satisfactorily.
  • Promote the effective use of PMS systems and appropriate conditioning monitoring techniques; assist with establishing Planned Maintenance Systems and ensure PMS contains all flag, class, builders, manufacturers and company requirements; review maintenance reports and provide feedback.
  • In partnership with the Yacht Manager, create a long term plan of major works.
  • Review all reported defects, analyse any significant defects and introduce measures to prevent recurrence.
  • Manage dry docking and refits; create refit specifications, shortlist suitable shipyards and manage tendering process; monitor refit costs, quality and schedules; attend on-board yacht or at shipyard for planning and progress meetings as required; provide support with warranty claims on completion of refit.
  • Provide round the clock support in the event of technical difficulties; duty manager rota and emergency response team participation; provide general technical and commercial advice and guidance; provide assistance with Insurance Claims.
  • Review any relevant manufacturer’s bulletins and service publications relating to on-board main machinery and ensure any remedial actions required are undertaken.
  • Assist with requests for urgent spares or services and manage the relevant logistics.
  • Ensure an adequate fluid sampling and analysis programme is adhered to. Review analysis reports, provide advice as required ensuring any resulting actions required are dealt with on a priority basis in line with maintenance or refit planning.
  • Ensure all yachts lifting gear is regularly inspected and certified.
  • Provide concise monthly Status reports for your assigned yachts to the Yacht Manager.
  • Undertake regular Technical Inspections on-board and ensure all items raised during inspections are clearly reported and followed up.
  • Ensure any costs related to Technical Management services have prior approval by the Yacht Manager.

    The successful candidate will have the following attributes:-

  • Formal Education in Marine/Engineering/Naval studies to diploma or degree level.
  • 3+ Years shore side superintendent experience or similar role.
  • 10 + Years seagoing experience in an engineering capacity to at least merchant Class 2 Level or equivalent.
  • Previous experience of technical management of passenger vessels is essential, knowledge or experience of passenger yachts or large yachts would be beneficial.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels (dealing with Captains, Chief Engineers, Chief Officers, Owners Representatives and colleagues).
  • Effective at problem solving and multi-tasking.
  • Sound knowledge of Classification, Flag, ISM/ISPS, SOLAS, Passenger Yacht, Large Yacht Code, etc requirements.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Proficiency in other languages may be beneficial.
  • Ideally the candidate will already be living within commuting distance of London and be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Good sense of humour!
  • A self-starter capable of working independently but also collaborating as part of a busy multi-functional team.
  • Able to travel worldwide.

    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.

    Stewards

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

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

    Chief Stewards

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

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

    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.

    Chief Officers

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

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

    Captains

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

    If you are an experienced Captain 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.

    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 or a commercial equivalent qualification, please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available within the Burgess fleet.

    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.

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