APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below: Job Title: Chief Operations Officer Ref.: AT-139489Location: Lagos Job DescriptionThe COO role provides the leadership and direction for the complete operations, technical and IT functions of the Terminal, ensuring the highest productivity and will provide excellent service to marine and landside customers.This position is a member of the terminal management team, and reports to the Managing Director.Key ResponsibilitiesResponsible for the execution of main global initiatives and improvements in overall operational performance.The incumbent will be the predominant authority in defining operational plans and be responsible for steering the course of action that determines the achievement of results in a number of areas which complement each other.Ensures a cost efficient operation in excess of current best practices.Liaises closely with shipping companies, customs agents, trucking companies, Customs, port authorities, and other statutory authorities to ensure that their requirements are met.Liaises closely with vendors, suppliers, external consultants, etc to ensure that divergent deliverables are met as required by the terminalResponsible for setting and achieving the budget for the reporting functions.Manage employee performance issues including training, appraisals, discipline and grievances.Ensure that the terminal adheres to APM Terminals world standards for container terminal operations.