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Head of IT at APM Terminals

APM TerminalsLagos, Rivers, Nigeria Networking and Tech Support
Full Time
APM Terminals is an international container terminal operating company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands. It is one of the world's largest port and terminal operators as well as providing cargo support and container Inland Services, and is the largest port and terminal operating company in terms of overall geographic scope operating a Global Terminal Network with interests in 63 operating port and terminal facilities in 39 countries on five continents, with seven new port projects in development, as well as over 160 Inland Services operations providing container transportation, management, maintenance and repair in 48 countries. APM Terminals was named "International Terminal Operator of the Year" at the Containerisation International Awards in October 2013 for the second consecutive year. APM Terminals was also named the winner of the Lloyd's List Asia Awards 2013 "Port Operator Award". In 2012 APM Terminals was also named winner of the "Port Operator of the Year" Award at the Lloyd's List 2012 Global Awards. 2013 Results The APM Terminals Global Terminal Network handled 36.3 million TEUs in 2013, (weighted by equity share) representing a 3% growth over 2012's container throughput.[5] APM Terminals earned a profit of USD $770 million on revenue of USD $4.33 billion during the year, with a return on invested capital (ROIC) of 13.5%. Operational cash flow for 2013 was USD $923 million, compared with USD $910 million the year prior. Portfolio developments in 2013 included the formal signing of an agreement between APM Terminals and Turkish-based Petkim to develop and operate a new deep-water port facility near Izmir, on the western Anatolian Coast. APM Terminals Izmir will be one of Turkey’s largest container and general cargo terminals, and will be able to accommodate vessels of over 10,000 TEU capacity. It is scheduled to open by mid-2015. APM Terminals, along with consortium partners Bolloré Africa Logistics and French-based Bouygues Construction, was also named winner of the concession for a second container terminal at the Port of Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast. The Public-Private Partnership terminal project will be able to accommodate vessels of up to 8,000 TEU capacity, greatly expanding the role of the port as a regional hub for West Africa. Global Ports Investments PLC (in which APM Terminals holds a co-controlling 30.75% share) completed the acquisition of NCC Group Limited, Russia's second-largest terminal operating company, and Brasil Terminal Portuário, in which APM terminals holds a 50% interest, was officially inaugurated at the Port of Santos, South America's busiest container port.

The Head of IT has responsibility for strategic planning and directing of IT delivery within a well-defined functional area. They will act as a single point of accountability for projects and delivery streams within the area of responsibility.

On top of this they will also have accountability for overall development of the function, organisation and delivery capabilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Key contact for terminal business regarding local demand and ensuring adequate IT service delivery, IT business partnering and IT operations management
  • Partner with business leads on new business capabilities/ platform discovery and roadmap
  • Working with terminal business stakeholders to agree on an integrated plan for delivery.
  • Develop, maintain and own IT business plans that reflect the demand and strategic requirements of the business for a terminal
  • Partner with the business in strategic discussions and bring the view of technology implications and benefits.
  • Ensure WoW standards are followed at the terminal for IT performance 
  • Understand business strategy, business processes & information needs to exploit IT and enable the business to deliver against their plans. 
  • Work across the wider Technology & Industrial IT organization to deliver value to the business through robust IT services and innovation.
  • Actively drive IT value through membership on the Terminal Management Team seat.
  • Proactively challenge and manage key business stakeholders at MD level and below.
  • Manage terminal demand in a cost constraint environment ensuring business value is delivered. 
  • Lead, coach and develop the talent pipeline. 
  • Ensuring adequate service provisioning through regional and global service delivery teams
  • Manage terminal Tech team


  • Accountable for terminal IT operations excellence 
  • Accountable for local IT demand and execution delivery 
  • Responsible for implementing the right IT initiatives to become a world class terminal.   
  • Accountable for budget management for the terminal   
  • Accountable to ensure cyber security needs are implemented and maintained in the terminal
  • Accountable for all technology and infrastructure at the terminal  

What we're looking for

  • Strong IT Management experience
  • Experience in managing and / or steering of large-scale technology projects/programs
  • Broad experience with technology solutions and services, across the IT infrastructure, application and automation space
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build credibility and relationships with staff and senior business leaders
  • Second-to-none business ethics
  • 4 days per week on site required, with 1 day from home in base location
  • You will be required to visit non-base location spending at least one week of the month - whether this be Lagos or Port Harcourt (Omne)

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