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Yard & Berth Strategist at APM Terminals

APM Terminals is the global terminal operating arm of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. APM Terminals operates a Global Terminal Network of 76 operating port and terminal facilities and 117 Inland Services operations in 59 countries around the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Yard & Berth Strategist

Ref.: AT-275036
Location: Lagos

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage, motivate and instruct planning team members
  • Manage and maintain Berth plan and prospects by coordinating shipping lines.
  • Maintain berthing window commitments and communications.
  • Lead berthing lineup discussions and communication.
  • Plan vessels based on cargo availability and distribution.
  • Ensure that the yard strategy is balanced so as to avoid any equipment clashes between any Points of Work
  • Analyze cargo flow parameters like age, build up, load out etc. and account these in the proposed yard strategy
  • Discuss the strategy with the supervisors and ensure that their teams religiously follow it
  • Track the changes in yard operations post the implementation of strategy and take corrective actions if necessary
  • Regularly discuss with the Planning staff and identify areas which can be improved. Prioritize these areas in consultation with the Planning Manager & the Planning Superintendent and recommend solutions to address the same
  • Ensure every recommendation is justified with sufficient & relevant data
  • Plan number of cranes and gang to utilize as agreed in window commitments.
  • Manage and maintain all berthing communications and track records.
  • Adapt and maintain the yard strategy to the current cargo flow on a daily basis
  • Develop a strategy for effective yard usage by building an algorithm around the following parameters:
  • Segregation / Grouping criteria – How will the containers be stored
  • Location criteria – Where will the containers be stored
  • Analyse and match the cargo flow to the reserved location
  • Align with berthing prospect and prepare a yard proforma similar to the vessel proforma
  • Ensure any strategy proposed considers the following:
  • Adherence to the Proforma
  • Training and coaching to Yard planner skill by conducting required trainings.
  • Ensure IMDG segregation in yard and validate on daily basis
  • TOS enhancement and improvement. Lead as TOS expert in operation.
  • Ensure that the Best practices in SPARCS usage are always followed and offer assistance in system testing scenarios
  • Attend customer issues and claims related to yard handling and storages
  • Maintain cleanliness of the office.
  • Optimization of yard turnaround
  • Optimization of equipment allocation
  • Ensure 100%-yard integrity in TOS and Yard designs maintained as physical yard
  • Ensure Zero yard stow warnings and follow-up to correct with yard planner.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by superior to improve terminal efficiency and performance.

We are looking for:

  • High School Diploma plus a College Degree in Logistics, Operations Management, or related discipline.
  • 3 years of previous experience in the port execution operations or planning
  • 5 years of previous leadership experience involving on the planning or administrative sector managing large amount of workers
  • Has familiarity with the strict implementation of procedure, process and best practices in planning command centre, stevedoring and terminal operations.
  • Requires good interpersonal skills to interact across section of the company’s departments, at all levels, and with customers.
  • Good knowledge of vessel & yard planning. Overall knowledge of terminal operation
  • Requires good verbal and written communications skills in English and the local language.

Critical Skills:

  • Lean Knowledge
  • Problem Solver mindset.
  • Motivation
  • Build effective teams
  • Conflict Management

We Offer

  • 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.
  • Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stakeholders.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


Application Deadline  18th July, 2021.

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