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Shift Manager At APM Terminals

Date Posted: 15/May/2014
Deadline: 28/May/2014

Job description

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 A.P. Moller-Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with over 120,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and retail sectors - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!

We Offer

This position offers an outstanding opportunity to join a professional team at APM Terminals and contribute to the success of the organization.

Key Responsibilities



•Ensure that recognized safe working practices are utilized for all terminal operations and maintain effective implementation of safety policies and procedures.
•Provide first line of response for any accident / incident investigation, emergency situations and damage assessments.
•Assisting the safety and security team as required to maintain the best control at the terminal


•Assist in the development of staff to ensure they perform at efficient and effective levels by monitoring performance and taking appropriate action in order to ensure they reach their full potential.
•Contribute to “on the job” training of supervisory staff and undertake other duties within capabilities as required by senior management.


Staff Deployment and Changeover:
•Is responsible through the respective Shift Superintendents that efficient allocation of all shift operational staffequipment resources are balanced taking into account the cost-effective utilisation of equipment resources to match the operational requirements of the terminal.
•Maintain continuous operations by ensuring all shift operational staff use the “hot seat” changeover at shift changeover times and for operator rest break changeovers as per the continuous working procedure.
•Ensure that shift changes for the land and water side are accomplished with minimum loss of time under hot seat arrangement
•Ensure that proper preparations are made for the next shift in order to facilitate the incoming shift to commence shift with no loss of time

Operational Execution:
•Constantly monitor that the work queues for land and water side planned by the planning are carried out in timely fashion in order to facilitate smooth work flow for the shift and the shift to follow
•Liaise withthe EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR / engineering department shift management to maximize equipment availability and effectiveness.
•General monitoring of the gate activities and to assist as required for to achieve the best truck turn times
•Liaise with the vessel agents for effective and fast clearing of the vessels to commence operation as early as possible

Who we are looking for

§A university degree in Operations Management, Logistics, Business Administration or related discipline.
§At least seven years or more of strong supervisory experience in container terminal operations environment, or similar, related industry.
§A higher degree in Operations Management, Logistics, Business Administration or related discipline.
§At least five years or more of strong supervisory experience in container terminal operations environment, or similar, related industry.
§Five years previous experience as a foreman, supervisor, superintendent or other similar position in container terminal operations environment, or similar, related industry.
§Requires a comprehensive understanding of container terminal operations, especially vessel cargo logistics, hazardous cargo, break-bulk and special cargo handling requirements and equipment.
§Is thoroughly familiar with the strict implementation of international standards of safe working practices within marine, stevedoring and terminal operations.
§Advanced computer skills with a sound understanding of modern terminal planning and control systems.
§Ability to work under pressure, anticipates potential problems and diagnoses, evaluate and resolve logistical problems as they happen in order to meet operational performance objectives and deadlines.
§Have effective customer service skills.
§Provide leadership and ensure cooperation and support from employees and contractors in all areas of terminal operations to achieve operational objectives of the business using a teamwork approach.
§Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills combined with good counselling and listening skills.
§Well developed English oral, written communications and report writing skills. Also must have a working knowledge of the Pidgin English.
§Previous experience of working in a multi cultural environment is an advantage.
§Ability to work in a shift system covering day, night, weekend and holiday duty and if required working overtime.
§Drive terminal trucks using safe driving techniques and safe parking procedures.
§Requires capability to anticipate problems by recognizing the key issues in problems and creating contingency plans and alternative solutions.

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