Dubai Port World (DP) Job Vacancies 2016

About DP World:
DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.
We have a portfolio of 70 terminals in 31 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.
Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.
Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários (Embraport):
In 2009, DP World and Odebrecht entered into a partnership to acquire a majority stake in Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários (Embraport), the largest Brazilian private multi-modal port terminal.

Embraport operates in Porto de Santos, Brazil’s largest container terminal, 90 percent of whose cargo is destined for São Paulo, Brazil’s most populous city, some 80 kilometres away. The site boasts excellent road and rail connectivity.

Embraport’s Phase I has a capacity of 1.2 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units). Phase II is expected to add a further 0.8 million TEU capacity. Embraport began operating in 2013.

Installed in a strategic area accessible by sea, road and railway, in its first phase, the enterprise includes 653 meters of docks and 207 thousand square meters of yard. The company’s aim is to consolidate itself as a “hub” (a connection point) at Santos Port for coastal and long haul shipping and become a reference in productivity and efficiency with added excellence in its operation. Furthermore, the company’s aim is to help reduce deficiencies in the port sector and to develop competitiveness in the country as well as creating jobs and revenue in the Santos area.
About the Role:
This Operations Director role is accountable for efficiently leading operations of Embraport Terminal. This includes responsibility for vessel and yard operational delivery, production, engineering, IT and Customs Relations. The roles has a particularly high focus on Operational Safety Standards.

Key Accountabilities:
  • To manage all aspects of terminal operations directly (operational and maintenance);
  • Set goals (Key Performance Indicators) to achieve results, in conjunction with the Terminal General Manager, and the Board;
  • Guide, co-ordinate activities, motivate and innovate administration and Human Capital management;
  • Plan, organize and supervise the activities within the specifications and quality standards established in order to ensure compliance with company goals;
  • Achieve the terminal annual target plan, aiming to optimize the available resources;
  • Analyze and evaluate economic aspects to identify opportunities and/or alternatives to reduce costs;
  • Direct involvement in decisions related to operational procedures, systems, labour recruitment and training;
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of local agencies and financing banks of the project;
  • Work with the Finance Department to ensure compliance with procurement policies and procedures in all related functions;
  • Advocate and comply with the rules, procedures and business requirements regarding the company’s Management Systems (including, Environmental Management, Corporate Security Management, Quality, Health & Safety Management and Sustainability);
  • Proactively develop and maintain ongoing relationships with customers and business partners, in line with regional policy and DP World Customer Service Standards;
Experience and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of progressive management roles and/or completion of relevant DP World training programmes, including Managing Terminal Operations and Terminal Business Management;
  • Be a college graduate, MBA preferred (not essential);
  • Portuguese speaker or Spanish speaker and willing to learn Portuguese;
  • Good level of written and verbal English;
  • Proven leadership capability, the confidence to communicate with all levels of management and demonstrated success in dynamic cultural environments;
  • Strategic Planning, Management of Port Terminal Operations, Brazilian Ports Labor Legislation
  • Information Technology – Basic level;
  • Engineering & Equipment Maintenance – Basic level;

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