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Depot Supervisor at APM Terminals

Akwajobs   (Douala, Cameroon)

Posted : 20 September, 2017
Category : Logistics   Location : Douala, Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

VACANCY at APM Terminals

  • Job Title: Depot Supervisor
  • Department: Operations
  • Reporting to: Operations Manager APMT/Local
  • Cat: M3/09
  • No of Positions: 01
  • Location: Douala
  • Contract: Temporary-01 Year renewable


This position will be responsible for all container operations from receiving of bookings, managing the MTY and FULL Depots, Planning the container yard, container gate in/gate out, warehousing, stuffing, dressing and all other container-related activities, including reefer plugin and monitoring, environmental Matters and financial performance of container operations.

  • The incumbent is expected to provide measurable input to the depot business strategy within the limits of the role
  • The incumbent will be the predominant authority in defining operational plans and be responsible for steering the course of action that determines the achievement of results in a number of areas which complement each other
  • The position will drive subordinated positions (and functions) to efforts of implementing and enhancing operations methods of the depot
  • The incumbent will be expected to be creative in implementing and modifying systems, practices and approaches while also influencing working methods to meet customer needs & improve productivity


  • Ensures a cost efficient operation in excess of current best practices 
  • Provides the leadership and direction for the depot operations 
  • Liaises closely with shipping companies, trucking companies, port authorities, and other statutory authorities to ensure that their requirements are met 
  • Liaises closely with vendors, suppliers, external consultants, etc to ensure that divergent deliverables are met as required by the terminal
  • Ensures compliance with HSSE policies & procedures to promote safe working practices and ensure lost time injuries are kept to a minimum 
  • Assist when necessary in establishing or reviewing customs and other external procedures affecting depot users
  • Measures and monitors performance against critical criteria, policy and guidelines established by APM Terminals


  • Min BAC +3 in Administration/Management/Transport and Logistic
  • Minimum 3 years industry or equivalent experience in a fast-paced organisation (3 years experience in logistics, terminal operations and off-dock terminals) 
  • Being 27-35 years old


  • Good command in English both written and spoken
  • Proficient sales skills 
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft office and have a good working knowledge of web-based software and customer relationship management tools. 
  • Organisational and time management skills including multi-tasking, prioritizing, and the ability to plan work activities efficiently to meet deadlines. 
  • Knowledges about local industrial markets; container and bulk (non-container business)
  • Market awareness 
  • Result-oriented mindset, extensive understanding of shipping and logistics business
  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to learn, ambition and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to reinforce company culture, values and reputation in local market 
  • Experience in cost and productivity optimization through process optimization, as well as design and implementation of new operation procedures
  • Good seller, he is able to assist the sales department in setting the commercial strategy for the depot and participate in customer contract negotiation.
  • Extensive understanding of modern ICD operations including computer depot management systems


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