Head of Strategic Projects, Port Expenses and Collaboration

AE - Dubai
Posted 30+ Days Ago


We Offer:

At Maersk, we are pioneers in logistics. We are embarking on a bold new direction, expanding our capabilities to become a truly end-to-end logistics service provider that can deliver intelligent solutions for customers around the world.

Innovation is playing a huge role on the journey that we are on and when joining us we will empower you to take the complexity out of logistics – and make it as simple and customer-friendly as possible.

This is a great opportunity to be part of an industry leading transformation journey where you will play a key role in driving the APMT collaboration agenda in both commercial and CDV angles, optimizing Group value and anticipating effect of collaboration in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) with global and local vendors in the WCA Region. Manage the Port Expense Procurement category responsible of defining, developing, and executing the Ocean Procurement plan in strategic alignment with the global category head, regional key supplier playbooks and network business plans across the region.

Role is based in our Dubai office, United Arab Emirates and reports into OCL Head of Procurement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsible to Manage APMT terminals portfolio, securing compliance of Procurement priorities such as contract compliance, Integrator of the Future, Contract of the Future and P2P among others.
  • Develop APMT regional playbook with clear definition of Roles and Responsibilities and proper definition of senior leaders involvement and cadence to support Group initiatives.
  • Cooperate with APMT CDV conducting assessments for new investments/divestments providing information an analysis on terminal complex competitiveness and current and future network demands that could impact attractiveness of evaluated investments.
  • Maximize the value of the APMT collaboration beyond the terminals business agenda, identifying opportunities for Logistics and Services developments that can strengthen our Group’s value proposition for our customers.
  • Assist Heads of Terminals Procurement and terminals Portfolio Managers in strategic negotiations when there is an overlap with APMT presence in a given port complex.
  • Perform supplier market analysis and organise market intelligence for terminals and related LnS services in scope and benchmark  APM Group’s costs with competition and ensure we are cost competitive
  • Spearhead collaboration with L&S Procurement team
  • Design and implement Ports Expenses playbooks strategy
  • As a member of the global community play a key role in the development of the Ports and Canal business strategy globally
  • Develop category strategy for Port Expenses in alignment with global and regional network business plans
  • Enable sustainable and profitable growth through best-in-class sourcing, optimizing operational behaviors and supplier innovation.
  • Develop and oversee the realization of the procurement plan (Pipeline)
  • Ensure compliance is managed to the expectations of the Maersk procurement process, supported through the ”Six Sourcing Steps”
  • Manage vendor relationships incl. performance management on strategic level
  • Manage Group value interactions and influence TVO business decision making
  • Government and authorities relationship management in connection with Strategic Countries Ports development & infrastructure agenda.

Who we are looking for:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree;
  • Ability to exercise impact on project teams, with or without direct authority;
  • Strong Negotiations skills, preferably within the Marine / terminals domain
  • Experience with ESG initiatives is a strong advantage
  • Solid Experience within Supplier Relationship Management
  • Understanding of Container Terminals performance management
  • Excellent internal and external stakeholder management and communicator;
  • Customer and process improvement mindset;
  • Successful change management experience and mindset;
  • Ambassador of company values and leadership behaviours in a visible manner;
  • Demonstrated global trade & functional acumen;
  • Financial and legal acumen;
  • High learning agility;
  • Able to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to constructively challenge the safe choice

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. In Maersk we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles, and we are excited about hearing from you.

Additional info

Ref. R32648
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world.