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Inland Operations Associate at APM Terminals

Akwajobs   (Douala, Cameroon)

Posted : 7 August, 2018
Category : Supply Chain, Logistics   Location : Douala, Cameroon
Job type : Full Time


Job Title: Inland Operations Associate
Department: Operations Department
Reporting to: Operations Manager APMT/Local
Cat: JL2
No of Positions: 01
Location: Douala
Contract: Temporary-01 Year renewable 


By setting up an optimal equipment management plan in line with the company's overall strategic plan, the Inland Operations Associate directs the operations team dedicated to executing the trucking instructions received from Operations; the mission is to efficient management of trucking operations by create an innovative, profitable and customer service oriented product (customer satisfaction and optimal operations). 


  • Run the activities of trucking activity according to the forecast budget 
  • Implement security standards APMT in all daily operational areas 
  • Issues work orders and receives reports submitted by the other sections of the technical department. 
  • Coordinates with equipment control section regarding the availability of equipment scheduled for service. 
  • Train and manage a dynamic and motivated team for the management of equipment and trucking operations through goals 
  • Make available to the hierarchy of operational and reliable statistical data for decision making and the company's strategic direction
  • Prepares monthly activity report.
  • Sets work distribution orders and ensures that urgent tasks are given priority. 
  • Ensure that superiors are properly informed and updated on equipment status through formal and informal reporting. 
  • Establish and implement a cost reduction plan in accordance with the global initiative "Take Cost Out"
  • Performs follow-up coordination activities for emergency work. 
  • Establish clear and understandable work procedures for all employees of trucking to the smooth running of all operations from receipt of instructions to invoicing of the transaction to the customer through the effective implementation of the surgery.
  • Prepares daily attendance reports, and summarizes attendance for the month.
  • Keep KPI`s and statistics of activity, serviced quality and value achieved
  • Conduct supplier review meetings
  • This position has a direct impact on the achievement of operations objectives

The position is complex


  • Min BAC +3 in /Management/Logistic and transport/Supply Chain 
  • Being 30-35 years old 
  • Requires at least Two years minimum experience in the field of operations management and a fleet of heavy or specialized equipment, preferably working in transport liability environment, and contracts implications 
  • Proven commercial experience, negotiating deals with customers and suppliers with a focus on price and service 
  • Requires specific computer knowledge for the preparation of various reports/graphs. 
  • Requires an understanding of equipment to carry out duties related to maintenance, servicing, and p 
  • Requires good planning, time management, communication, analytical, initiative and organizing skills. 
  • Claims handling 
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment to set priorities. 
  • Requires ability to prepare Excel spreadsheets efficiently.
  • Organization, rigor, ability to work under pressure and in a team 
  • Requires good interpersonal skills to coordinate work activities.


  • 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 


Please if you are interested to join us send your CV with an introduction letter on or before August 22, 2018