5 Various Vacancies at APM Terminals – 247Gist&JobsUpdate

5 Various Vacancies at APM Terminals

JOB TITLE

Various Job Vacancies

COMPANY

APM Terminals

JOB LOCATION(S)

Lagos

ABOUT COMPANY

APM Terminals is an international container terminal operating company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands. It is one of the world’s largest port and terminal operators as well as providing cargo support and container Inland Services, and is the largest port and terminal operating company in terms of overall geographic scope operating a Global Terminal Network with interests in 63 operating port and terminal facilities in 39 countries on five continents, with seven new port projects in development, as well as over 160 Inland Services operations providing container transportation, management, maintenance and repair in 48 countries.

APM Terminals is looking for skillful individuals to fill the following positions full-time in their company:

 

Employee Relations Specialist

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports in establishing a positive and engaging workplace culture by effectively facilitating and resolving employee relations matters.
  • Provides day-to-day advice and counsel to managers on a wide range of employee relations issues including progressive counseling, performance management, company policies, and procedures.
  • Serves as a trusted advisor to managers and HR team, consults, advises, coaches, educates, and provides decision making support to the business on a variety of employee relations issues.
  • Identifies and recommends strategies to address current and future employee relations and retention needs.
  • Mitigates risk by ensuring compliance with APM Terminals policies & local labor laws.
  • Evaluates and reviews employee-related decisions in response to employee concerns.
  • Identifies, analyses, and implements resolutions to complex and sensitive issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Leads and conducts investigations regarding potential misconduct and policy violations.
  • Supports the outcome of cases throughout the partnership with the business.
  • Supports the organization with the legislatively compliant implementation of initiatives.
  • Uses metrics to highlight trends and develop strategies to foster positive employee relations.
  • Make recommendations based on the assessment of trends and root cause analysis.
  • Assist in executing certain collective bargaining and/or union activities, including agreements.
  • Mediate any issues of conflict that may have been escalated due to differences between management; union and employees.
  • Track and ensure compliance against labor legislative requirements and conditions of employment.
  • Maintains a database of key contacts, important to the work of employee relations.
  • Observes social, economic, and political trends that might ultimately have an effect upon the organization, and makes recommendations to enhance the company’s image based on those trends.
  • Acts as a liaison for senior management on community issues and affairs, advising them of sensitive and/or important issues for the community, and recommending plans of action, when appropriate.
  • Manage relationships with external labor providers ensuring that such providers are legislatively compliant.
  • Avoid labor disputes through the establishment of good relationships between all stakeholders.

REQUIREMENT

  • Requires a university degree in Human Resources Management or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years Human Resources/Employee Relations experience.
  • Experience working in a Union environment as a spokesperson for negotiations, grievance proceedings, and proactive in day to day labor relations management.
  • Knowledge of Compensation and Reward Philosophies.
  • Ability to anticipate issues/needs and to work proactively to address them.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in employment, employee relations practices, and principles, and current laws impacting human resources.
  • Sound analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving, and negotiating skills, with the ability to understand broad HR issues and to resolve conflict situations.
  • Thorough understanding of investigative methods and principles.
  • Thoroughly knowledgeable in various international labor relations standards.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of employees.
  • Requires strong negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and good judgment, and to understand the effect of decisions overall in the company.
  • Ability to handle confidential company and employee information with complete discretion.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile, and analyze data.
  • Requires advanced verbal and written communication skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.

What the company offers

This position offers career development, exposure to multinational systems and process as well as an outstanding opportunity to join a professional team at APM Terminals and contribute to the success of the organization

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Chief Operating Officer

DESCRIPTION

  • We are currently seeking a Chief Operating Officer to be based in APM Terminals Apapa Ltd., Lagos Nigeria.
  • The Chief Operating Officer provides leadership and strategic direction for Operations, Technical, Security and IT functions. Ensure safe, efficient, and productive service provision for both marine and landside customers. Provides input to effective strategies for operating the terminal at optimal levels. Also, a key member of the terminal management team and has a direct influence on the growth and development of the terminal
  • The role requires a strong commercial and operational focus individual to drive results and growth by building on the established customer service structure and operational performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The incumbent is expected to provide measurable input to the terminals business strategy within the limits of the role.
  • The position will be responsible for setting and delivering the main operational initiatives which are within the strategy of the terminal.
  • Establishes and implements current and long-range goals, objectives, plans, and policies of port operations and expansions.
  • The incumbent is expected to improve the quality of existing operational processes and methods on an ongoing basis.
  • Provides the leadership and direction for the Port/Terminal operations and takes responsibility for the effective management and safety of all operations staff.
  • Leading role in the selection, negotiation, and finalization of agreements with suppliers & customers including execution and maintenance of SLAs.
  • Ensures operational processes comply with HSSE policies & procedures.
  • Liaises with customs agents, trucking companies, customs, port authorities, etc. to ensure that their requirements are met.
  • Responsible for setting and achieving the budget for the reporting functions.
  • Ensures that the terminal adheres to APM Terminals Global standards on the process and people development.
  • Motivates, coaches, and instructs all operational team members. Structures tasks and goals establishes efficient courses of action, sets priorities, organizes information, efficiently plans, and executes daily tasks.
  • Supports programs and initiatives that emphasize the incremental improvement in work processes and outputs over an open-ended period of time.
  • Liaise with labor unions (where applicable) and on behalf of APMT take part in long-term contract negotiations with labor unions. Ensure industrial harmony with the workforce.
  • Measure and report on operational performance and develop plans to improve relevant key performance indicators

REQUIREMENT

  • Completed post-graduate studies in Port and/or Terminal Management, or related business studies is desirable.
  • Minimum 7-year experience in operations management roles in terminals.
  • Proven direct Operational experience in terminal operations or related industry.
  • Detailed understanding of the various links with other functional areas.
  • Proven track record and international experience managing complex systems.
  • Excellent negotiation and relationship-building skills on all levels. Union and Labour relational skills are required.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate across the organization.
  • Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation, and promote a team environment to meet objectives.
  • Experience in leading and delivering complex change initiatives in large scale operations.
  • Must be able to adapt and execute functional or departmental business plans and contributes to the development of functional or departmental strategies.
  • Develops solutions to match business needs, leads the development of new ideas, and organizes information to develop, compare, and assess alternatives.
  • Solid understanding of the container shipping industry end-to-end and an ability to relate with the shipping company and other associated industry managers.
  • Experience in cost and productivity optimization through process optimization, as well as design and implementation of new operating procedures.
  • Extensive understanding of modern terminal operations and terminal management systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of APM Terminals Operating System
  • Develops people – coaching and mentoring to build organizational capability, talent, and bench strength.

What the company offers

  • APM Terminals Apapa Ltd. offers tremendous growth, career, and leadership opportunities for those with the ambition, drive, and dedication to become one of the best.
  • If you see yourself being part of a team that helps the global economy grow through our worldwide network of customers and terminals, then we definitely want to hear from you!
  • Working at APM Terminals brings a unique blend of being part of an exuberant, enthusiastic, and fast-paced logistics company.
  • You will have the opportunity to be exposed to various fields of expertise, from operations to customer service that will accelerate your development. We believe in encouraging our employees to learn, take risks, and grow their careers.

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Finance Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the safe and sound status of the liquid fund, improve net working capital management, maintain proactive dialogue, and follow up with accounts receivable key stakeholders.
  • Thorough analysis and review dig deeper in the data reported and improve the quality of the reports including commentary for Managing Director and SMT members.
  • Fixed Asset Register and depreciation.
  • Spare Parts inventory account management.
  • Accounts Receivable: Credit Control: Receipting.
  • Accounts Payable: Supplier payment in accordance with company authorization/approvals.
  • To co-ordinate with GSC and ensure that off-shored tasks are carried out timely, accurately, and completely.
  • To oversee the operations of the Payables function to ensure vendors are paid accurately and efficiently.
  • To oversee the performance of the receivables function to ensure customer invoices are correctly and timely issued.
  • Ensure that local finance and controls are complete, accurate, and timely in line with global guidelines and local laws and regulations.
  • Drive TCO (Take Cost Out) and Revenue Improvement initiatives as per Annual Operating Plan.
  • Revenue and Cost accruals as per APM GAAP and IAS.
  • Payroll: manage timely payment of payroll and adherence to payroll tax.
  • Verification of statutory deductions (PAYE/NHF/Pension).

REQUIREMENT

  • Requires at least five years of progressively more responsible general accounting and finance experience preferably in the private sector, and in transportation or related industry.
  • Some knowledge of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Release management tools would be an advantage
  • Potentially also Microsoft application development experience.
  • Ability to effectively express and present ideas/information within the team, good written and spoken English

What the company offers

  • APM Terminals Apapa Ltd. offers tremendous growth, career, and leadership opportunities for those with the ambition, drive, and dedication to become one of the best. If you see yourself being part of a team that helps the global economy grow through our worldwide network of customers and terminals, then we definitely want to hear from you!
  • Working at APM Terminals brings a unique blend of being part of an exuberant, enthusiastic, and fast-paced logistics company. You will have the opportunity to be exposed to various fields of expertise, from operations to customer service that will accelerate your development. We believe in encouraging our employees to learn, take risks, and grow their careers.

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HSE Supervisor

RESPONSIBILITIES
Performance/Operational:

  • Promote the delivery of continuous improvement and a constant drive towards incident-free operations.
  • Assist, support, and monitor the implementation of the HSE strategy.
  • Influence colleagues and key stakeholders within the business to become effective HSE Leaders.
  • Lead by example, assure conformance with business unit HSE policies & procedures and enforce safe working practices across the site.
  • Take corrective action when defects are identified.
  • Develop HSE improvement plans and report on performance improvement.
  • Support and develop others at all levels in the business unit to perform their work in a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible way.
  • Engage and motivate the operational team..
  • Ensure that all contractor activities within the premises, as well as daily operations, are done in compliance with HSE regulations and in conformance with APMT PTW standards.
  • Work cross-functionally to support HSE and Risk Management programs.
  • Support with Incident Investigation.

Contractor Management:

  • Assure contractor/vendor conformance with business unit HSE requirements and compliance with applicable legislation.
  • Assure that all contractor activities within the premises, as well as daily operations, are done in compliance with HSE regulations and in conformance with APMT HSE standards.
  • Liaise with staff, contractors, vendors and other divisions within the company to ensure that compliance is achieved.

Training & Coaching:

  • Support the development and delivery of HSE on-the-job training.
  • Promote the HSE culture through proactive monitoring and assessment of the HSE competence plan.
  • Drive the HSE culture by recognizing core HSE values across the business.
  • Maintain and improve your own Health, Safety, and Environment competencies.

REQUIREMENT
We are looking for:

  • HSE Qualification such as NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent
  • Technical member of IOSH.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in HSE/Terminal operation with a proven track record in the delivery of business objectives.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate across the organization.
  • Extensive knowledge of APM Terminals Operational Practices.
  • Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills and strong influencing skills.
  • Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation, and assist to meet objectives.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Excellent use of Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s license with driving experience (manual).

What the company offers

  • APM Terminals offers tremendous growth, career, and leadership opportunities for those with the ambition, drive, and dedication to become one of the best.
  • An opportunity to be part of a high-performance team that ensures APM Terminals is the most efficient, safe, and profitable terminals in the region.

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Head of Technical

RESPONSIBILITIES
Health Safety & Environmental:

  • Lead by example, ensuring compliance with local HSSE policies & procedures, enforcing safe working practices, and promoting a safe workplace.
  • Promotes the delivery of continuous improvement and a constant drive towards incident-free operations.
  • Ensures the development and adoption of best practices and ways of working developed through controlled Management of Change.
  • Preserve energy efficiency by using natural resources effectively and efficiently, protecting the natural environment.

Performance/Operational:

  • Provide leadership and strategy to Equipment Managers and specialists.
  • Consistently ensure that service of the highest quality is delivered to customers.
  • Define and track global and local KPIs and targets whilst reporting deviations from targets, developing improvement actions where necessary.
  • Deploy the machinery, procedures, and workforce needed to support the operational plan, working closely with all support functions to ensure stability and high productivity levels.
  • Encourage the use of new processes, procedures, and technology to enhance operational performance and efficiency.

Strategy:

  • Develop and manage a 5-year Asset Maintenance business plan for the terminal.
  • Implement global maintenance strategies for all terminal and facilities maintenance, considering local legislation and variances.
  • Perform medium and long-term planning for asset purchase, refurbishment, and disposal to maintain overall asset integrity and ensure the achievement of operational targets, considering the total cost of ownership.

Asset Integrity:

  • Accountable for the integrity of all terminal assets, facilities, and infrastructure.
  • Ensure inspections, surveys, and audits are performed as required on all assets.
  • Ensure all operational and technical risks are identified, reviewed and suitable mitigations are put in place.
  • Ensure inspections, surveys, and audits are performed as required on all assets.

Resource Management:

  • Identify and manage Asset Maintenance resource requirements for the next 5 years, aligned with operational and commercial forecasts.
  • Responsible for efficiently deploying the equipment, procedures, and human resources necessary to accomplish local operational plans.
  • Work closely with the APMT global and local Human Resources Department to obtain clarification, direction, and consultation regarding employee-related matters.

People/Communications:

  • Build a strong team by attracting and retaining talent.
  • Provide effective overall management, supervision, coaching, mentoring, and support for all direct reports.
  • Create and sustain an environment that is supportive of learning, training, and development, whilst facilitating open dialogue and communications so that terminal operations and activities can run effectively and efficiently.
  • Reinforce APM Group culture, values & reputation and ensure compliance with APM Group policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Support Global Asset Maintenance Operating System and maintain regular contact with peers from other APMT terminals.

Cost Management:

  • Manage local budgets and develop business cases, and technical equipment reports, as required.
  • Approve and authorize local expenditures and develop cost estimations pertaining to technical equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Develop and annually review the ‘total cost of ownership’ model for all terminal equipment.
  • Assist the Global Head of Asset Maintenance to develop and manage the Maintenance & Repair Department budget in accordance with APMT company business strategy.

REQUIREMENT

  • Minimum university degree in engineering or relevant field.
  • Requires five years’ experience leading maintenance and repair departments.
  • Requires excellent organization skills, including planning, directing, and monitoring activities.
  • Requires good problem-solving skills, with an ability to define the problem, identify solutions, and select the best solution.
  • Experience in productivity optimization through process optimization.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to empower others to take action.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate across the local organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to build relationships and manage multiple stakeholders’ interests toward a common business benefit.
  • Able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the overall effect of decisions taken, both locally and company-wide.
  • Able to handle confidential company and employee information with complete discretion.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to consider complex and ambiguous situations objectively, whilst applying full consideration of causes, implications on business, and stakeholders.
  • Fluent in English and local language (where applicable).
  • Knowledge of local Safety, Health, and Environment workplace regulations.
  • Strong knowledge in computer skills and professional programs (i.e.: Microsoft Office, Database, EPR/CMMS systems).
  • Knowledge and experience in quality management and customer satisfaction principles.

What the company offers

  • APM Terminals Apapa Ltd. offers tremendous growth, career, and leadership opportunities for those with the ambition, drive, and dedication to become one of the best.
  • If you see yourself being part of a team that helps the global economy grow through our worldwide network of customers and terminals, then we definitely want to hear from you!
  • Working at APM Terminals brings a unique blend of being part of an exuberant, enthusiastic, and fast-paced logistics company.
  • You will have the opportunity to be exposed to various fields of expertise, from operations to customer service that will accelerate your development. We believe in encouraging our employees to learn, take risks, and grow their careers.

Click here to apply

Note: The deadline for the applications is May 7, 2020.

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