Terminal Head of IT at Maersk Line


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Maersk is an integrated container logistics company and member of the A.P. Moller Group. Connecting and simplifying trade to help our customers grow and thrive. With a dedicated team of over 80.000, operating in 130 countries; we go all the way to enable global trade for a growing world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Terminal Head of IT – Nigeria

Ref.: AT-297590
Location:  Lagos, Nigeria
Category: IT

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for strategic planning and directing of IT delivery within the Nigerian entities. (Apapa and Onne)
  • Single point of accountability for projects and delivery streams within the cluster of terminals
  • Accountable for overall development of the function, organisation and delivery capabilities
  • To head the IT teams within the overall IT delivery portfolio

Principal Accountabilities

  • Define, update and implement the country IT strategy ensuring full alignment to the global APMT Tech strategy
  • Work closely with the terminal senior stakeholders to shape the business demands and define the associated technology plans / roadmaps
  • Actively cooperate with the regional and global IT teams to accelerate the modernization and digitalization of the terminal tech portfolio
  • Act as the first of point of escalation of IT operational issues and drive the resolution processes with the relevant support teams (internal and externals)
  • Recruit, appraise, develop and manage the IT teams
  • Tactically plan and manage IT on technical issues, set and monitor policies, procedures and standards.
  • Manage contracts with external suppliers and any internal service agreements.
  • Manage internal relationship, co-operate with other managers and staff on IT related issues.
  • Lead and manage major terminal IT related projects.
  • Developing, maintaining, and monitoring budget for the relevant area
  • Manage systems acquisition, evaluate new hardware and software. Manage the selection process and supplier relationships during acquisition.
  • Responsible for the overall cyber-security compliance and the business continuity planning for the terminals
  • Plan and test disaster recovery.
  • Evaluate best practices as well as new technologies / trends and recommending changes
  • Monitor performance and capacity issues.

Critical Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Solid IT Management experience (typically 8+ years) combined with a proven track record of Project Management in a large organisation
  • Previous roles might include IT manager of a large multinational organization, Senior Project Manager, Programme Manager, Digital portfolio lead
  • Knowledge of technologies / trends in the IT market .. Preferably in the terminal operations or large manufacturing industries
  • Project management expertise (PMI or PRINCE II) .. Agile and Waterfall
  • Change Management and Implementation
  • Cost and budget management
  • Contingency Planning
  • Resource Planning and Management
  • Project Transition to Production
  • Formulation of IT Standards, Procedures, and Policies
  • Solution Architecture
  • Programme Management
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Sound business acumen
  • Effective leadership and management of IT staff
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Stakeholder/relationship management
  • Experienced in leading and/or working in a matrix type organization
  • Results-oriented and proactive
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence and persuade
  • ITIL, CoBIT, TOGAF … certifications would be a plus.

We Offer

  • As an organization with global presence, joining Maersk is a wonderful and exciting opportunity for you to work with people of diverse talents & background.
  • We offer a fast paced, challenging and truly international atmosphere with activities spread around the globe in Copenhagen, London, Charlotte, and India.
  • The environment is dynamic with focus on high performance, results, and respect for our employees.
  • There will be the possibility of continuous professional and personal development and for gaining a professional and social network.
  • As a company, we are committed to growing our people. We will provide you with opportunities that broaden your knowledge and strengthen your professional & technical skills.
  • We operate in a fast-paced environment utilizing modern technologies and bias toward action.
  • We value customer outcomes and are passionate about using technology to solve problems.
  • We are a diverse team with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures
  • We offer the freedom, and responsibility, to shape the setup and the processes we use in our community
  • We support continuous learning, including through conferences, workshops and meetups.

Deadline: 30th November, 2021.

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

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