Commissary Superintendent

Manage commissary department of companies operating sea-going vessels.
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Salary Range
$55,000 – $150,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Commissary Superintendents do?

Manages commissary department of company operating sea-going vessels: Processes requisitions for supplies and equipment from vessels and approves or denies request. Negotiates contracts with supply houses, manufacturers, or wholesalers for equipment, supplies, and furnishings. Formulates and issues instructions for management commissary department aboard vessels. Represents company in formulating policies when negotiating contracts with union. Resolves labor-management problems of commissary department personnel. Inventories food supplies aboard vessels and examines menus to ensure that vessels are serving balanced diets. Inspects vessels to ensure that housekeeping functions conform to sanitary regulations and that repairs and improvements are made. Analyzes food costs and prepares reports for management.

Should I be a Commissary Superintendent?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Superintendent, Commissary

    How to Become a
    Commissary Superintendent

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