Area Program Manager

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Area Program Manager
LagosLocalSupply Chain/Logistics OperationsRef.: DC-102866
The Area Program Manager(APM) has the Operational ownership of the area service delivery towards DPSA project and will be an 'Operational Excellence' ambassador.
We Offer
Becoming part of an exciting company that has a track record of strong performance and ambitious aspirations in a growing industry.

Truly international working environment.

Strong emphasis on value and team based leadership and an open and engaging company culture.

Wide range of international career opportunities and lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Competitive compensation package
Key Responsibilities
1.Service delivery and customer satisfaction

Maintain and improve customer satisfaction levels (NPS), internal measurement and visibility of operational performance.

Development of Global and Regional standards and IOPs for DPSA project.

Implement and verify implementation of cost reduction projects in the Damco delivery and support cost reduction projects in the customer supply chain.

2.Productivity and Profitability

Support establishing a profitability baseline for the account on CM2 level

Make expertise and knowledge available to Damco Operations and drive Operational Excellence through day-to-day execution and participation in inspirational workshops regionally and locally.

Represent the account(s) during additional business implementations along with the implementation team.

3.People Development

Ensure to maintain a Program Management and OPS team leader pipeline & have a succession plan in place.

Be involved in objective setting & performance management of the operational team.

Ensure to manage team also by providing recognition & feedback pro-actively.

4.Collaboration & community development

Engage with Commercial and Operational experts on Global/Regional/Cluster level to explore new developments servicing the changes in customer demand.

Participate in area / regional Program Management meetings, calls and share best practices pro-actively.

Take ownership of customer initiated projects and ensure internal resourcing is appropriate to execute within the agreed timeline.
Who we are looking for
1. Behavioral

Composure (high capacity for stress)

Assertive/decisive and pro-active

High sense of urgency and persistence

Confidence in dealing with people and building relationships

Ability to manage stakeholders on various levels in the organization

2. Technical

Damco operational structure and functionality (systems, products)

Continuous Improvement techniques and metric driven

Outstanding verbal, writing and presentation skills

Project Management and training skills

Ability to organize and facilitate origin / vendor / customer workshops

3. Experience / Skills

Bachelor Science degree preferably in Business / Logistics / Engineering

5+ years relevant experience with a proven track record in operational management (preferably from APMM)

Ability to work in a matrix organization and influence decision makers

Proven and sustained track record of delivery, with focus on driving results through others

Experience of working with wide variety of complex operational and commercial challenges

Exposure and understanding of Business Improvement / Lean tools

Excellent communication and influence skills

Ability to interface with local and regional management teams

Being a team member supporting the global/regional/country teams proactively
>Last application date: 29 April 2016.
Damco is one of the world's leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freightforwarding and supply chain solutions. The company has about 11,000 employees working in more than 300 offices around the world and a global presence in about 100 countries. Damco is part of the Maersk Group. More information about Damco can be found on