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Vessel Supervisor At APM Terminals

Date Posted: 12/Dec/2013
Deadline: 25/Dec/2013

At APM Terminals, the results you deliver matter. We will give you lots of responsibility right from the start and plenty of opportunities to achieve your full potential. For all of our employees, we offer fair, competitive compensation and rewards which include continuous development opportunities. Since our talented employees are the foundation of our company culture and our success, we reward performance in a way that promotes continued achievement.


We Offer

Value and team-based leadership.
•An open and engaging working environment.
•A wide range of international career opportunities.
•Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a dynamic environment.
•Competitive compensation packages



Key Responsibilities

•Ensures that all crane activities are completed as planned;
•Ensures compliance with standard operating procedures, company policies, local regulations and international standards;
•Supervise crane activities and coordinates with Control to meet terminal objectives; 
•Effectively use plans to monitor, develop and review crane sequences and arrange movement of equipment as appropriate;
•Work in partnership with Control to ensure that Unlashing/Lashing, vessel start-up, estimated time of completion targets, and overall crane Gang Move Per Hour (GMPH) targets are met; 
•Works in conjunction with the Control and Time Keepers to ensure maximum crane density is used to achieve targeted Berth Moves Per Hour (BMPH);
•Effectively use verbal and written communication with Control to maintain adequate customer service levels;

•Instructs subordinates in safe working practices;
•Lead emergency response procedures, assist incident investigations, identify hazards, complete Safe Behaviour Observations and assist in risk assessments;
•Actively participates in HSE and Security incident reviews and monthly safety meetings;
Performance Management
•Ensures that all subordinates know their accountabilities through regular meetings, feedback sessions, performance reviews and sharing of relevant company information;
•Develop, communicate and agree on established objectives, terminal targets and deadlines with subordinates;
•Counsels subordinates, and where necessary, takes remedial action up to and including termination recommendations;
•Develop staff by identifying and scheduling training (including “On the Job”, Instructor Led and online training) to ensure that personal growth is attained and terminal targets are met. 
•Completes reports as required;
•Reports all security, injury, damage and environmental incidents to the shift manager and HSSE;

Labour Management
•Ensures that the labour allocation and continuous work patterns for the shift are being adhered to;
•Monitors and follows up on vacation scheduling, casual leave, absenteeism, and punctuality to ensure terminal manning requirements are met;
•Completes assigned projects within the agreed upon deadlines; 
•Performs other duties as required;



Who we are looking for

•Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Management, Logistics, Business Administration or related discipline.
•Comprehensive understanding of container terminal operations, especially vessel cargo logistics, hazardous cargo, and special cargo handling requirements and equipment. (Hazmat, LOLER, and PUWER certifications are beneficial)

•Two years experience in a container operations environment, or similar, related industry. 
•Ability to work under pressure in order to meet operational performance objectives and deadlines.
•Experience with customer service, marketing, public relations, public speaking, or coaching is beneficial.
•Previous experience of working in a multi cultural environment is an advantage.

•Experience with information technology systems (Terminal Operating System experience including Express and Navis Sparcs is preferred)
•Proven leadership capabilities with history of career progression 
•Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills combined with good counselling and listening skills.
•Excellent command of English oral and written communications. 
•Familiarity with one or more of the local languages (Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa, and Ibo) is beneficial.
Work Requirements
•Valid Driver’s Licence.
•Must be able to work rotating day and night shifts. 
•Must be able to work outdoors in hot and cool temperatures in direct sunlight.
•Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment including, but not limited to: Helmet, Safety Boots, Reflective Vest, Eye Protection and Hearing protection.


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