• Current Career Opportunities at APM Terminals - 4 Openings

  • Posted on: 26 September, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across five continents and more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace.

    APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish A.P. Moller-Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with over 120,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and retail sectors - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!

    APM Terminals does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not send or apply unsolicited resumes to our job openings, APM Terminals employees or any other Maersk Group brand or company location. APM Terminals is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

    Head of Construction

     

    Job description
    The objective of the Head of Construction is to lead the construction, execution and delivery of all physical assets in relation to the creation of the port in line with the project’s scope and objectives. This includes all civil infrastructure, buildings and equipment to project manage the entire project in close tandem with the CEO.

    The Head of Construction is responsible for direct management of contractors related to building the project’s physical assets and engages in close cooperation with the Head of Project Integration to understand and manage critical dependencies affecting construction.

    We Offer
    • An opportunity to be a part of a high performance team that ensures APM Terminals Badagry has the most efficient, safe and profitable terminals in the region.
    • Direct influence on strategic level decisions.
    • Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stake holders.
    • Developing roles and responsibilities for a key terminal for APM Terminals in the region.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Act as primary point of contact and responsible for the company in regard to the design, procurement and delivery of the physical parts of the project and its full requirements to operate.
    • Build the construction/delivery team by recruiting the required positions in line with the project organization.
    • Lead and co-ordinate multidisciplinary teams and activities of others in the delivery of all physical assets.
    • Give guidance on construction reporting, project controls (software) and governance to ensure program is delivered in accordance with company objectives.
    • Manage decision making processes on the construction project and the delivery of the physical assets as a whole.
    • Maintain full awareness of project requirements, budget and schedule, report progress and liaise as necessary.
    • Ensure that issues like commissioning, safety and compliance are addressed early in the project and managed in accordance with APM Terminals’ standards.
    • Oversee the interfaces, constructability, value engineering and peer review processes for the projects.
    • Implement contract management standards based on the going (e.g. FIDIC) agreements.
    • Support that all staff maintain full awareness of safety as a priority.
    • Ensure compliance by all suppliers to APM Terminals’ safety standards and policies.
    • Implement proper project controls / project procedures to manage the construction and delivery of equipment in a forward-looking manner.
    • Manage the authority compliance / permit team ensuring all the necessary permits and approvals (planning approvals, environmental permits, construction permits, etc.) are in place for the timely delivery of the project.
    • Ensure APMT procurement policies are followed.
    • Track progress of the construction and, where appropriate, ensure issues are pro-actively addressed, resolved and/or escalated and reported.
    • Assess any delays and report on what corrective measures are being taken to mitigate delays to the construction.
    • Ensure that the impact of change is fully assessed and introduced in a controlled manner.
    • In line with corporate standards, implement best in class PM practices across the construction project and ensure they are consistently deployed by APMT staff, consultants and contractors.
    • Maintain high technical standards and pioneer new techniques for improved project/construction management.
    • Maintain a forward looking risk-register and subsequent mitigation strategies.
    • Ensure Resident Engineer for Civil Construction Works fulfils their role under the FIDIC arrangement.
    • Ensure proper contract management is in place.

    Who we are looking for
    • MSc Civil Engineering, Construction Management or similar.
    • Minimum 15 years’ experience in a construction / project related environment.
    • Extensive Project Management experience and exposure to Project Controls (software).
    • Candidates should have managed various large scale construction projects with multiple reports and with clear responsibility on achieving safety, time and budget targets.
    • FIDIC knowledge and experience.
    • Have a strong understanding of Project Management build on a solid foundation of Technical Engineering skills.
    • Capable of motivating teams in order to achieve project success.
    • Driven, self-motivating, result orientated with high discipline in following through on actions and ensuring necessary documentation.
    • High quality awareness and ability to work with constant care.
    • Sensitive to cultural diversity and experience in a multicultural environment, in regard to employees, local authorities and other stakeholders.
    • Africa experience is seen as a major advantage.

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    Head of Port Development

     

    Job description
    The Head of Port Development is responsible for developing and implementing marketing and communication plans in line with the strategic objectives to develop and promote the port activities. This includes all Marketing & Sales activities and related external communication to attract potential customers of the port. The Head of Port Development will work closely with the commercial positions of the port tenants and foreseen Free Trade Zone organization to support and align the collective interest of shared activities of the port.

    He/she directs the Port development team, and is responsible for the marketing and communication strategy implementation, budgets and non-financial targets, ensuring a highly professional relationship to the various stakeholders.

    We Offer
    • An opportunity to be a part of a high performance team that ensures APM Terminals Badagry has the most efficient, safe and profitable terminals in the region.
    • Direct influence on strategic level decisions.
    • Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stake holders.
    • Developing roles and responsibilities for a key terminal for APM Terminals in the region.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Lead the translation of the commercial strategy into business targets, budgets and tangible plans.
    • The incumbent is expected to provide measurable input to facilitate the definition and execution of the company’s business strategy.
    • He/she is responsible for budget preparations and monitoring as well as establishing strategic marketing plans to achieve corporate objectives in developing the Port strategy.
    • The Head of Port Development is responsible for attracting and retaining customers and ensuring the development of a highly professional relationship to the various decisions makers within the customer’s organization.
    • He/she should drive and manage the customer value proposition to secure growth and a profitable volume and sales development.
    • The Head of Port Development manages the development of overall standards and guidelines for Sales & Marketing, including pricing, service level agreements, promotion, advertising, PR and media relationships.
    • He/she makes analyses on marketing programs and adjusts the strategy and tactics to increase effectiveness and resolves all commercial issues as they arise.
    • He/she needs to focus on identifying, developing and overseeing business opportunities locally and in the relevant regions.
    • The Head of Port Development reviews analysis of marketing surveys on current and new product/service concepts in order to recommend future development.
    • He/she co-ordinates customer issues with relevant department & maintains a one point customer contact and will assist when necessary in establishing or reviewing customs and other external procedures and processes affecting port users.
    • The Head of Port Development will measure & display & circulate commercial results, including forecast periodically (monthly).

    Who we are looking for
    • Requires a Master’s degree in business, marketing or related discipline and at least 7 years in management positions.
    • Requires management experience from preferably shipping industry or alternatively logistic or supply chain management.
    • Comprehensive understanding of the interaction between functional areas in major companies.
    • A broad and preferably international experience and a proven track record within B2B Sales & Marketing and ability to work with confidence both locally and globally.
    • Ability to negotiate and build relationships on all levels.
    • Targeted, energetic and able to lead, coach and motivate others and ability to work highly independently as well as in teams.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate across the organization as well as to external.
    • Understanding of project implementation and management of budget, time and scope.
    • Able to provide vision and empowers others to take action by effectively delegating.
    • Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and assistance to meet objectives, and promote a team environment.
    • Strategic mind-set, with ability to drive strategic initiatives while providing vision and empower others to take action by effectively delegating.
    • Candidates must have advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal and negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
    • High ethical standards, trustworthy and ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality..
    • Africa experience is seen as a major advantage.

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    Chief Executive Officer

     

    Job description
    The CEO is leading the construction, implementation and commercial developments of the port during the start-up phase and establishes a state of the art organization to accomplish its targets.
    The CEO is the prime point of contact of all stakeholders involved in the construction and operational phase, and is responsible for managing the concessions with all tenants.
    Once operational, the CEO directs the organization towards its primary objectives, based on profit and return on capital, growth projections, and development of new business and expansion of scope of business.

    We Offer
    • An opportunity to be a part of a high performance team that ensures APM Terminals Badagry has the most efficient, safe and profitable terminals in the region.
    • Direct influence on strategic level decisions.
    • Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stake holders.
    • Developing roles and responsibilities for a key terminal for APM Terminals in the region.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Manages and guides the port construction and implementation plans and activities in line with set time and budget.
    • Negotiates the concessions and interacts frequently with port tenants to share & implement best practices.
    • Represents the organization with major customers, shareholders, the financial community, Governmental regulatory authorities, and is the face of the local business in the eyes of the public.
    • Define, develop & execute visions & strategies for Badagry Port, including business planning and budgeting.
    • Manage the daily business according to the agreed operating principles of the business and relationships with all stakeholders and customers.
    • Determining appropriate staffing levels, & managing recruitment, competencies, training, education & career planning, as per legal & company requirements.
    • Establishing business priorities to meet the customer requirements while driving continuous improvement in productivity & cost management.
    • Select, negotiate & enter into binding agreements with authorities, suppliers & customers & be accountable for execution & maintenance of service levels as agreed.
    • Drive, develop & deploy best practices within all port departments, including safety & environmental management, while deploying APM Terminals Global tools, processes and procedures.
    • Reinforce APM Terminals culture, values & reputation and ensure compliance with APM Terminals policies.
    • Align financial procedures with Regional Finance norms & standards.
    • Risk Management:
    §•Identify significant risks in operations, commercial, finance, strategy & compliance areas
    §•Assess the identified risks on an ongoing basis & identify trigger events and have strategies to deal with & manage the identified risks
    §•Ensure that the APM Terminals risk policy is implemented & followed by all levels within the company.
    • This position establishes longer term business strategy for the port based on the overall company vision & strategy in alignment with the partners in the conglomerate.
    • Meets regularly with other management staff to ensure that operations are being executed in accordance with the organization’s policies.
    • The position will drive subordinated positions to efforts of continuous improvements in order to increase productivity or to better manage costs & operational overheads.
    • As the incumbent has to constantly manage divergent needs between various functions & is responsible for the delivery of the port business plans, the position will exercise a multi-dimensional role encompassing all areas of the business.

    Who we are looking for
    • A proven track record and managerial experience in larger commercial operations. Requires experience in an international assignment at an operational, marketing or general management level.
    • Experience in major constructions of infrastructures assets and developing commercial activities while knowledge of marine port operations, shipping and logistics industry is seen as an advantage.
    • Candidates have excellent stakeholders management skills and a proven track record in building up and maintaining good relationships within the shipping industry, the local communities, and the government.
    • Candidates should have as a minimum a college degree from an accredited international university. Advanced degree in management, such as an MBA, is highly desirable.
    • Candidates need good knowledge and experience in marketing/sales in the business sector.
    • Requires extensive managerial and leadership knowledge, applying best practices to all sections of the business, and an in-depth knowledge of corporate and project financing.
    • Must be able to demonstrate strong leadership and influencing skills and is able to exercise sound business judgment in order to set direction and establish priorities.
    • Requires excellent managerial skills, including planning, organizing, and directing work and a collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork.
    • Candidates must have advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal and negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
    • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the effect of decisions overall in the company.
    • Must be able to handle company information with confidentiality and discretion possessing high ethical standards.
    • Africa experience is seen as a major advantage.

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    Chief Financial Officer

     

    Job description
    The CFO ensures that activities at the port are aligned with the overall strategy of the conglomerate and APM Terminals and that these yield the best possible financial returns and will provide input for effective strategies for financing of the company and work closely with Group functions in securing financing.

    He/she will oversee development of local policies, procedures and strategic objectives for the Finance, Legal and Procurement function.

    The CFO is a key member of the company management team and has a direct influence on the further growth and development of the company.

    We Offer
    • An opportunity to be a part of a high performance team that ensures APM Terminals Badagry has the most efficient, safe and profitable terminals in the region.
    • Direct influence on strategic level decisions.
    • Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stake holders.
    • Developing roles and responsibilities for a key terminal for APM Terminals in the region.

    Key Responsibilities
    • The incumbent is expected to provide measurable input to facilitate the definition and execution of the company’s business strategy.
    • Together with the CEO the position will be responsible for achieving the company’s financial objectives, within the strategy and business plans of the company.
    • The position is required to continuously analyse complex issues and work towards enhancements on existing practices & procedures and find means to maximize value creation and minimize risk for the company.
    • The position has a direct impact on operational and financial dimensions of the port.
    • The incumbent is responsible for establishing a performance and risk management framework, in addition to establishing a control, compliance and governance framework.
    • The position will establish financial reporting and business planning to enable strict control on capital expenditure and cost.
    • Develops and executes the financial strategy of the company, ensuring that the company at all times maximizes value, pro-actively mitigates risk and is financially strong.
    • Establishes and enforces procedures to improve working routines, provides high quality and valuable information and analyses to aid decision making, achieve efficiencies in terms of capital expenditure and costs and ensure that all subjects relating to the financials of the terminal are dealt with in the most efficient manner.
    • The CFO leads and co-ordinates the risk management framework of the company and makes recommendations to the CEO and management team in the risk assessment and management process.
    • He/she leads and co-ordinates the performance management framework of the company and supports the CEO in driving performance.
    • The position is responsible for treasury management of the company, including working closely with Group Finance in securing funding for the entity, financial exposure, cash and working capital management.
    • The CFO leads the procurement function within the terminal and ensures that professional procurement processes are implemented and followed for capital and operating expenditure.
    • He/she ensures that policies and guidelines are followed in accordance with the company’s strategy and policies established by the Board of Directors.
    • The CFO has financial supervision of capital expenditure.
    • Ensures that the company conducts its business in compliance with local law, local regulations and APM Terminals’ Strategy and Culture.
    • Ensures and establishes proper internal governance and controls.
    • He/she manages key suppliers to ensure that cost effective solutions are provided for the port.
    • Ensures that a proper inventory management system is in place.
    • The CFO is a key member of project teams driving strategic initiatives.
    • Manages, motivates, coaches and instructs departmental staff and fosters inter-departmental communication and co-operation.

    Who we are looking for
    • Post graduate studies in Accountancy or Finance management or related business studies.
    • At least 10 years in finance management roles.
    • Professional standard of knowledge to lead teams through functional/general expertise in the finance and associated functions.
    • Extensive knowledge of financial planning, accounting and reporting, procurement and inventory control systems.
    • Understanding of project implementation and management of budget, time and scope.
    • Understanding of Port Operations and shipping industry and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers is seen as an advantage.
    • Able to provide vision and empowers others to take action by effectively delegating.
    • Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and assistance to meet objectives, and promote a team environment.
    • Strategic mind-set, with ability to drive strategic initiatives while providing vision and empower others to take action by effectively delegating.
    • Candidates must have advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal and negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
    • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the effect of decisions overall in the company.
    • Must be able to handle company information with confidentiality and discretion possessing high ethical standards.
    • Africa experience is seen as a major advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click on preferred job title to apply online.

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