Planning Manager: Ports and Terminals Job Vacancy at DP World

Full Time

Website DP World

DP World is an Emirati multinational logistics company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Planning Manager: Ports and Terminals Job Vacancy at DP World

Job Function

Manage and supervise vessel, yard, resource and berth planning activities with due regard to safety, quality, productivity and optimum use of staff, equipment and space.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Manage, motivate and instruct all planning team members.
  • Structure tasks and goals, establish efficient courses of action, set priorities, organize information and efficiently execute daily tasks with considerations to high productivity and efficient utilization of equipment and labour.
  • Ensure that data quality used in the planning systems always is of highest integrity and maintained in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain and enhance relationships and goodwill with departments, external/internal customers and vendors.
  • Advising, apprising, assisting, conferring and counselling with these on terminal issues and initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain performance criteria for reporting personnel in conjunction with the Head of Operations/Manager Operations.
  • Coordinate the training operator program, with the equipment training coordinators. Also consulting with the direct reporting manager to ensure that the labour force is trained, tested and certified.
  • Perform periodical scheduled performance review with reporting personnel.
  • Create and report Key Performance Indicators (i.e. weekly, monthly, year to date terminal productivity)
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that will prepare the terminal for future initiatives.
  • Ensure personal development plans are created, reviewed, and carried out for all subordinates.
  • The major impact will be the maintenance of operational efficiencies in the terminal.
  • The incumbent is expected to ensure that daily activities contribute to the achievement of operational results.
  • The incumbent is expected to contribute to the improvement of existing methodologies, processes and measurements when executing duties on an ongoing basis
  • Planning Superintendents for Vessel & Yard
  • Resource Planner
  • Berthing Controller
  • Cargo Control Officer
  • Dispatcher

Qualifications Required:

  • Requires a High School diploma and at least two years of additional vocational experience or a college degree in Logistics, Operations Management or related. A college degree is preferred.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Requires a background of at least 10 years of experience in terminal operations environment, as planning superintendent, coordinator or other similar position.
  • Requires in depth knowledge of berthing ships, control and traffic of vessel movements, berthing positioning of vessels, and marine berth handlings.
  • Requires in depth knowledge of planning manpower & equipment
  • Requires experience on vessel/yard planning and yard strategy.
  • Requires in depth knowledge about operational processes and TOS such as Zodiac, Navis, etc.
  • Requires in depth knowledge of berthing planning process and related documentation.
  • Requires an understanding of vessel stowage planning, vessel and yard operations.
  • Requires some knowledge of accounting, billing, and associated documentation.
  • Requires advanced level of verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Ability to sustain high level of activity and energy with a business-like approach to daily challenges.
  • In-depth with computer-aided resource planning systems.

About DP World

Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally.

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 103,000 employees spanning 75 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future.

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses — Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades.

What’s more, we’re reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.


EEO Statement

DP World is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We strongly believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success and we make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion, or belief.

By submitting your resume and application information, you authorize DP World to transmit and store your information in the world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.

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