Are you ready to embark on an exciting career journey in the dynamic world of terminal operations? APM Terminals is a global leader in port and terminal management. As part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, we’re dedicated to delivering excellence in container handling, logistics solutions, and maritime services across the globe.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS

As the Logistics Manager you will have oversight responsibility for all logistics activities within APMT Nigeria. You will be responsible for setting strategies that support APMT policy on inventory management and process efficiencies for the entities within APMT Nigeria. A key deliverable to optimise supply chain lead-time and costs.

 

Target-setting and Performance Management

  • Responsible for cascading company goals as well as functional targets to direct reports across the entities and performance-manage in line with Company performance management guidelines
  • Ensure standard work with internal functions – Finance, Warehouse & Asset Management Planning and external with parts Suppliers, for timely tracking of purchase orders, origin-side logistics, warehousing of orders and consolidation and on-time Supplier payments.
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) for logistics activities with freight forwarders.
  • Ensure preparation of regular reports on logistics performance, costs, and operational issues to management.
  • Recommend improvements based on performance analysis.
  • Oversight over open Purchase orders (PO) monthly reporting for all international purchases.
  • Participate in cross-functional projects and initiatives, while owning daily management of shipments to enhance overall supply chain performance.

 

Coordination and Planning

  • Plan and coordinate logistics operations including shipping, transportation, and warehousing.
  • Develop and implement logistics strategies to ensure timely delivery and cost efficiency.
  • Schedule and track the movement of cargo from origins to destinations.

Communication and Documentation

  • Put in place clear communication guidelines across all stakeholders – internal functions, Banks, Freight forwarders, Agents and Suppliers.
  • Ensure compliance with foreign logistics standard operating procedures at the entity levels
  • Maintain oversight over the preparation and processing of shipping documents, including Price verification system (PVS), Form M, bills of lading, PAAR and others.
  • Ensure accurate records and documentation for all logistics activities.

Regulatory Standards, Stakeholder Relations & Escalation Management

  • Ensure compliance with international, national, and local regulations related to logistics and transportation as well as Maersk guideline on third-party management
  • Stay updated with changes in laws and regulations affecting imports into Nigeria.
  • Maintain relations with regulators at Onne Freezone to ensure WACT’s free-zone benefits are realised.
  • Address and resolve any issues or discrepancies in logistics operations.
  • Investigate and mitigate delays, damage, or loss of goods.
  • Implement corrective actions to prevent future issues.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Functional

  • Must have at least three (3) years on similar role
  • Possess advance knowledge of operating in a free-zone market
  • Has advance knowledge and understanding of regulations governing import into Nigeria
  • Has strong knowledge of international trade and international commercial terms
  • Has above average knowledge of warehousing and inventory management
  • Is a proven Supply chain capability
  • Has strong time management skills, able to juggle between tasks and apply judgement in prioritising tasks
  • Is apt at decision-making
  • Possess a Supply chain certification or diploma – CSCP or CILT
  • Has experience in people leadership
  • Has good industry (maritime) and free-zone experience (added advantage)

 

Behavioral

  • Effective stakeholder management
  • Proven collaborator
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse and fast paced environment

 

If you have been reading so far, we are glad to see you are interested! If you could see yourself in this role, we are very much looking forward to your application.

 

OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

  • Please submit your application in English (if you can)
  • Deadline for application is 15th July 2024
  • If your profile matches job requirements, our recruiter will get in touch to share more about the role and get to know you better
  • If successful, you will discuss the role with the Line Manager and his team