• Central Africa Cluster Manager at Maersk

  • Posted on: 28 April, 2011 Deadline: 7 May, 2011
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  • APM Terminals is one of the world’s leading container terminal operating and management companies, with a comprehensive and geographically balanced Global Terminal Network of over 50 integrated facilities in 31 countries and five continents. Providing over 60 shipping lines with world-class service, reliability and efficiency, APM Terminals is also one of the world’s fastest-growing terminal operating companies, with the largest capacity of any terminal operator, and 14 new or expanded facilities currently in development or under construction in Europe, North America, South America, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Far East. Established as an independent company with the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group of Denmark in 2001, APM Terminals, with corporate headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, is dedicated to redefining the terminal operations industry through innovation, new standards of customer service, efficiency and productivity, and a commitment to excellence in everything we do.


    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Central Africa Cluster Director based in Lagos Nigeria. Nigeria has been identified as a ‘must win’ market and in this role you will be accountable for driving profitable growth and the Inland Services strategy gaining exposure to senior stakeholders across the business.
    Reporting to the Inland Services Regional Director for Africa, you will be responsible for a portfolio of businesses across Central Africa and will have a Cluster team reporting into you.

    Responsible for all aspects of leadership, profitability, and governance for IS activities in the Central Africa Cluster
    Directs the activities for entity teams throughout the Central Africa Cluster to ensure continuous strive for operational excellence and profitability
    Ensures that policies and guidelines are developed in accordance with overall regional strategies and policies
    Pro-actively identifies growth opportunities across the Cluster.

    Holds accountability for all financial and non-financial targets for IS in the Central Africa Cluster
    Responsible for the management supervision of the entities in the Central Africa Cluster
    Evaluates the financial results of the Central Africa Cluster by regularly analyzing the P/L with the key leaders and taking measure to correct deviations, leverage opportunities, and ensures forecasted results are attained or surpassed
    Drives cost leadership principals as a mandatory practice throughout the Central Africa Cluster . Responsible for reporting and performing sufficient cost control
    Actively contributes to the development of the third party revenue and sales pipeline
    Responsible for ensuring that the Central Africa Cluster organization and infrastructure is at all times geared and prepared to handle future growth
    Discernable contribution to the resolution of regional IS issues and priorities
    Supports the region in evaluating divestment opportunities and strategic fit of existing entities within the country
    Responsible for the development of a five year plan for the country encompassing:
    People Development.
    Product enhancement (projects & new ventures)
    May act as commercial representative before ML and other (key) customers
    Represents IS internally and externally through participation in meetings with port authorities, customs, shipping agent associations, etc as required
    Maintains relationships with other APM companies and parties to assess current situation and identify ways to increase business opportunities
    Measures and communicates results to the organization (periodically)
    May be board member of the local companies

    Must be a fluent French speaker
    The position requires advanced skills and knowledge to lead teams throughout different disciplines
    Minimum college degree. Advanced degree in management such as MBA, is preferable
    Proven management experience from the terminal or shipping industry or alternatively related industry within transport or supply chain management
    Detailed understanding of the various links between functional areas
    Sound knowledge of Project Management techniques and investment analysis
    Excellent negotiation and relationship building skills on all levels
    Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate across the organization
    Trustworthy, ambitious and able to work highly independently and in teams
    Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and promote a team environment to meet objectives

    To apply click HERE

    Application Deadline is 7th May 2011
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