Operations Director - Containers

  • Job posted:
  • Terms:
  • Employer:
    Peel Ports Group
  • Hours:
    Full Time
  • Job Title:
    Operations Director - Containers
  • Salary:
    Salary of £80,000 - £110,000 based on skills and experience
  • Location:

Applicants are invited to apply for the above vacancy with the Mersey Docks & Harbour Company, covering Liverpool, Irlam and Dublin, based at its Containers Division at the Port of Liverpool.

Role Purpose: Develop and deliver operational/engineering excellence for the Containers division including improvements in productivity, infrastructure and customer service. Superior health and safety standards underpinned by visible felt leadership are vital for the safe operation of the c600 employees within the Containers division.

This role will include the following responsibilities:

-Work closely with the Executive team, Port Director and Senior Managers to ensure operational and engineering excellence 
-Develop long-term business strategy to enable delivery of the division’s growth plans. Build and maintain strong customer relationships 
-Leading 5 direct reports and c600 indirect reports across Liverpool, Irlam and Dublin 
-Demonstrate visible felt leadership and ensuring high safety standards across the Containers division. Create a positive behavioural safety culture 
-Act as role model within the Engineering and Operational teams, demonstrating leadership behaviours, set standards and inspire others to achieve the department’s objectives 
-Develop effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including Senior Managers, peers, direct and indirect employees, customers, labour suppliers and Trade Unions 
-Support direct and indirect reports in achieving their potential and being successful including through internal promotion, through coaching, training and mentoring


Applicants interested in this role should ideally possess the following skills and experience:

-Significant experience and a proven track record of managing Operations on a container terminal of 1m teus or more 
-Demonstrable successful delivery of growth and change programmes 
-Experienced in managing the implementation of Navis N4 
-A high understanding of application systems such as Prince 2, Destin8, 6 Sigma and Lean Tools would be advantageous 
-Strong communication skills to manage multiple stakeholders 
-IOSH Managing Safely in Ports and completion of Management of Terminal Performance are desirable 
-Baseline engineering qualification or experience 
-Proven track record of overseeing/implementing automation projects 
-Willingness to have a flexible approach to working hours and the ability to handle complex issues and very large groups of operational employees 
-A full, valid Driving Licence is essential


In return you will receive:

-Salary of £80,000 - £110,000 based on skills and experience 
-Company Car allowance 
-Eligibility to participate in the company bonus scheme 
-Company Pension with Matching Contributions of up to 10% 
-25 days of Annual Leave 
-Family private medical cover 
-Referral bonus

In addition, you will be eligible to participate in the company Flexible Benefits package, which consists of the below schemes:

-Life Assurance 
-Cycle-to-Work Scheme 
-Car Purchase Scheme 
-Health Care Cash Plan (Medicash) 
-Eligibility for a Relocation Package 
-Retail Vouchers 
-Childcare Voucher Scheme

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