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VAC4449 - COO- Dry Docks

Division Multiple Divisions
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 23-Jun-2020
About the Business DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions. 
We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has long-lasting impact on economies and society and creates a better future for everyone. 
Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivate long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.
Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2015, DP World handled 61.7 million TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 79.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU in 2020, in line with the market demand. 
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovation we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.
About the Role Responsible for the effective and efficient overall operation of Production and Operations division activities to      achieve division KSF/KPIs thereby supporting the business plan and long term strategic vision of the organization.

Key Accountabilities Policies, Processes & Procedures:
• Direct the development and oversee the implementation of DDW functional policies, systems, processes, procedures and controls so that all relevant procedural/legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering a quality, cost-effective service to customers in a consistent manner. 

Budget and Financial Performance:
• Direct the preparation and consolidation of the DDW production and operations departmental budgets and monitor financial performance versus the budget so that the business is aware of anticipated costs/revenues, areas of unsatisfactory performance are identified and potential performance improvement opportunities are capitalised upon.

Operational (job specific):
• Direct the production and operations of DDW to meet business goals and while overseeing the day-to-day administrative functions of the business.
• Responsible for leading the department in the implementation and supervision of vessels’ maintenance projects and execution of new shipbuilding operations. 
Direct the department in yard operations, marine operations, and manage the execution of the department to major conversion & refit projects, ensuring optimization of manpower and equipment. 
Cooperating with Commercial department for providing necessary input in order to explore business opportunities, execute feasibility studies, and involve in finalizing contracts wherever applicable.  
Lead the company to constant incremental improvement while overseeing designing and implementing business operations strategies.
• Encourage & motivate the team in the Production & Operations departments to achieve targets, KSF and KPIs.
• Empower the production and operational team with the leadership and resources they need to successfully complete operations initiatives.
• Lead the development and preparation of short and long-range plans based upon broad organization goals and objectives.  Recommend their adoption to the managing Director & CEO – MSD.
• Liaise with business leadership executives to accomplish short and long-term operational goals
• Liaise with DDW CEO with matters related to production and operations ensuring optimum use of yard resources, equipment and manpower.
• Oversee the work of key projects teams and department/divisional heads and set performance and growth goals and motivate staff to meet organizational goals.
• Ensure coordination with Finance department to anticipate finance projections and contribute to control company costs.
• Recommend and manage the DDW initiatives that will result in Business expansion (investments, corporate alliances, acquisitions etc.).

• Manages the effective achievement of Production & Operations divisional objectives through the leadership of the production & operations division. Managing performance, developing and motivating staff in order to maximise subordinate and divisional performance.

Change Management:
• Leads and directs the management of change through continuous improvement of divisional systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international best practice’, changes in international standards and changes in the business environment which demand proactive action plans.

• Ensures that all the divisional reports of DDW complete set objectives timely, accurately and meet overall objectives as per the company policies and standards.

Safety, Quality & Environment:
• Ensures compliance to all relevant safety, quality and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across the department in order to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance and a responsible environmental attitude.
• Ensure employees are aware and follow the information Security Rules and data security measures in order to protect the company information / intellectual properties.

Related Assignments:
• Performs other related duties or assignments as required in order to ensure the continuous operations of the division.
Qualifications & Experience Language skills:
• Fluent in English
• Additional languages are added advantage

Technical competencies:
• Possesses multifaceted talents, enabling staff to adapt to different tasks and solve a range of issues
• Ability to lead large technically competent and qualified team.
• Having knowledge in people & strategic management for large teams.
• Knowledge and experience in multi-discipline interaction production/construction sites.

Behavioural Competencies:
• Inspirational leadership skills
• Cost control & management
• Risk management skills
• Honest & ethical behaviour
• Critical thinking
• Business Knowledge
• Mentoring & Coaching
• Effective communication & creative thinking
• Energetic multi task social leader and able to communicate various levels of the organization and lead the team
• Team oriented
• Ability to inspire employees to live up to their potential and optimize their productivity
• Customer focused
• Planning & Organizing skills
• Problem solving and decision making capabilities.
Other Information

The employment benefits package is reflective of the location for this position.

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