Maersk Nigeria Recruitment : Chief Operations Officer
– APM Terminals, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.
APM Terminals is one of the largest container terminal operators in the world. The diverse portfolio includes substantial interests in more than 40 ports around the globe. We continue to actively develop and invest in new projects and opportunities in ports and terminal management. In terms of the future, we are determined to stay at the forefront of our industry by providing value-adding e-business solutions, customer relations management and innovative use of technologies.
APM Terminals commenced operations in Nigeria in March, 2006. Apapa is Nigeria’s largest port and contains a number of wharfs. To date, the staff comprises over 700 highly skilled and motivated foreign and local staff. We stand for operational excellence – from modern equipment, facilities, advanced technology and proven processes and terminal management. We are currently looking for an individual who share our commitment to providing services that are second-to-none.
This position offers an outstanding opportunity to join the global team at APM Terminals and contribute to the success of the organization. The position reports to the Managing Director.
Responsible for facilitating as safe and secure a working environment as possible, for all employees, contractors and visitors
Strives to provide world class service to all terminal customers
Responsible for establishing a positive and harmonious Industrial Relations atmosphere and leads negotiations on unionized employee contracts in co-operation with the HR director
Establishes short and long term objectives for each department under the position’s reporting structure, and develops plans to achieve those objectives.
Works closely with the Chief Commercial Officer and has regular meetings and interactions with terminal customers both marine and landside
Represents APM Terminal Apapa in meetings with external stakeholders – Port Authority, Customs, customer organizations and others as necessary
Maintains good communication, effective working relationships and is a key contact point for third parties regarding port and terminal related issues
Plans for the future development and expansion of the terminal, including acquisition/replacement of terminal equipment, expansion of yard capacity, adoption of new technologies and the provision of sufficient qualified personnel.
Takes a leading role along with the CFO in the selection and negotiation of service suppliers wherever possible.
Establishes measuring tools to analyze terminal performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
Tertiary educated, or with an equivalent combination of education and industry experience
Experience as a COO, Head of Operations or Engineering Manager in a Container Terminal
At least 5 years experience in senior Operational or Engineering management roles generally
Process improvement/ project management experience
High level analytical and strategic skills
In depth knowledge of terminal IT systems for operations, labour management, billing etc; such as NAVIS.
Industrial relations management experience
International container terminal experience.
Well developed English; oral, written communications and report writing skills
A truly international working environment in a modern working location
Value and team-based leadership
An open and engaging working environment
A wide range of international career opportunities
Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a dynamic environment
Competitive compensation packages
This position is an expat position, based in Lagos, Nigeria and will remain posted until 17th February, 2012.
Please apply through the job portal and ensure to upload/attach a recent CV. For all internal applications please note that HR will contact your local HR to request for your staff card upon receipt of your application.
If you have any questions or would like further information, you are welcome to contact Jean Chukwura on Jean.Chikodi.Adiele@apmterminals.com.
About the company:
APM Terminals offers the global shipping community a geographically balanced, integrated Global Port, Terminal and Inland Services Network which includes 55 operating container facilities in 34 countries with 16 new terminal development or expansion projects underway, along with 131 Inland Services locations in 49 countries. Staffed by 22,000 professionals across 64 countries and spanning five continents, we serve every major trade lane with a truly global presence, providing our customers with the most advanced terminal technology, equipment and operations in the industry. APM Terminals has been a major part of the developmentof the container shipping industry, and it is a role and responsibility we do not take lightly. Originating as Maersk Line’s terminal operating arm, APM Terminals was established as an independent division within the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in 2001, moving its corporate offices from Copenhagen to The Hague in 2004, and reporting results as a separate business entity within the Group as of 2008. Dedicated to setting the industry standards for efficiency, safety and sustainability, it is our goal to Earn the Customer every day, at every port facility and every location throughout the APM Terminals Global Port, Terminal and Inland Services Network.
Posted: 1/30/2012 Expires: 2/17/2012
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