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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 7:40 AM

Chief Operations Officer - ELZ

NJLocalTerminal Operations/EngineeringRef.: AT-157042APM Terminals is the global terminal operating arm of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. As one of the world's largest terminal operators, APM Terminals operates a Global Terminal Network of 62 operating port and terminal facilities in 38 countries, and 135 Inland Services operations in 39 countries, as well as providing independent Crane Engineering Services to the global port industry.

We OfferAPM Terminals 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 want to hear from you!

Key ResponsibilitiesPRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES of the CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER for Elizabeth Terminal include, but are not limited to:

* Provides leadership and direction for the Operations and Technical functions.

* In co-ordination with the Director of Safety, works to minimize risk across the terminal and provide a safe working environment for our employees

* Participates in the development of business plans and strategies for APM Terminals ELZ including strategic expansion plans.

* Liaise closely with Customers and to ensure that their requirements are met and exceeded.

* Directs the development of plans, specifications review and budgeting for maintenance activities for APM Terminals ELZ, monitors and ensures execution to plan.

* Lead the ongoing development of APMT ELZ asset management strategy and the execution of this plan to agreed timelines and budget.

* Establish and maintain a working relationship with strategic terminal vendors and assist with negotiations when appropriate.

* Provide ongoing input and guidance to the terminal management team with regards to labor relation strategy, operational excellence and talent development.

* Supervise the terminal management team ensuring the proper processes and staffing are available to meet terminal requirements and there is an ongoing culture of continuous improvement.

* Oversee analysis of container operations to develop enhancements and simplify processes to improve customer service, reduce costs and increase safety.

* Ensure teamwork across APMT globally to leverage experiences, solicit input and ensure full and effective implementation of best practices. Establish initiatives to encourage and facilitate exchange of best practices between the Americas region and APMT international.

Who we are looking forThe Chief Operations Officer provides the leadership and direction for the Operations and Technical functions of Port Elizabeth. The successful candidate will have at minimum Bachelors degree and 12-15 years experience in maritime transportation/logistics, with at least 8-10 years in terminal operations or management. Masters Degree is preferable. Must be able to set long term operation plans, convey goals and expectations clearly and deliver the highest productivity and service levels to the Customers of the terminal in a safe manner. Knowledge of the US labor environment would be a distinct advantage.

>Last application date: 26 January 2018.

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APM Terminals is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D).

At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across 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 Maersk Group a Global Fortune 500 company with about 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and manufacturing industries - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!


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