• Graduate Operations Officer at Maersk Line

  • Posted on: 25 June, 2014 Deadline: 8 July, 2014
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  • Maersk Line is the world's largest container shipping company, serving customers all across the globe. Maersk Line has 25,000 employees across 325 offices in more than 125 countries. As a leading provider of container shipping services, Maersk Line’s mission is to provide opportunities in global commerce. Maersk Line helps customers source goods from anywhere in the world, creating efficiencies in their supply chains, and making it possible for commodities to reach new markets more quickly. Maersk Line sets the standards in ensuring continuous and consistent reliable and quality service to its customers and is regarded amongst the most reliable carriers in the world.

    We offer the opportunity to work in a team where results orientation is key. As an Operations Executive, you will receive hands-on training in various disciplines of operations and be groomed towards a key job role within the operations department.

    Operations Officer


    Key Responsibilities
    Successful candidate would be on a sequential job rotation in the operations department. Rotation would be in the following order;

    Marine & Terminal Operation
    1. Assist the Mariner and Terminal Operations manager in adequately manage all areas within the marine and terminal operations department:
    a.Internally in terms of proper planning of operational tasks and implementing and continuously refining and updating procedures to improve overall efficiency and profitability for the Line.
    b.Externally in terms of stakeholder management with service providers and authorities; maintain a dialogue with main suppliers and authorities in area of responsibility on general and principal marine and terminal operations.
    2. Monitoring set performance measures for external vendor deliverables and follow up on performance.
    3. Assist the Mariner and Terminal Operations manager in conducting regular ports/terminals performance review to ensure that contractual productivity targets are met.
    4. Ensure visibility on performance management for all relevant KPIs for CWAOPS.

    Equipment, Intermodal & EMR
    1. Assist the Equipment, Intermodal & EMR Manager in overall supervision of Equipment Management and Intermodal Operations within CWA cluster (comprising Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Niger).
    2. Assist daughter countries in equipment flows, dwell-time and turn-time management including timely evacuation and securing of required space allocation.
    3. Assist the Equipment, Intermodal & EMR Manager in conducting regular ports/terminals and ICDs related infrastructural capacity reviews to ensure that the Line takes proactive actions to avoid any bottlenecks. This should include keeping an eye on the dwell time of import cargo within the cluster.
    4. Ensure visibility on performance management for all relevant KPIs for CWAOPS.

    1. Create and deliver project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
    2. Monitor day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s).
    3. Ensure project documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored.
    4. Work closely with relevant stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).
    5. Align projects to business goals, managing stakeholders, and communicating project status, milestones, and unexpected difficulties effectively.
    6. Any other function as assigned

    Upon completion of rotation, the incumbent shall become part of operations team within any of
    the above work streams depending on requirements and aptitude.

    Who we are looking for
    1. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in economics, finance or Business related course
    2. 1-2 year work experience
    3. Knowledge of shipping industry would be an added advantage
    4. Detail oriented individual with excellent analytical skills
    5. Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
    6. Strong team player while taking responsibility for own performance
    7. Strong MS Office Suite skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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