Senior Manager, Container Management – Hong Kong SAR

A critical role in supporting and optimizing our procurement functions within the Container Management dept. Primarily responsible for managing container leasing contracts with the objective of determining the optimal timing to phase out expensive contracts and achieve cost optimization. This person will oversee the integration of a lease contract module into our internal system and provide assistance in the analysis of our container fleet. By effectively executing these functions, the role will ensure a smooth functioning of our procurement operations, drive cost savings and provide essential support to team members.

Responsibilities:

1. Container Leasing Contract Management

    • Manage a large portfolio of container leasing contracts with the objective of determining the optimal timing to phase out expensive contracts and achieve cost optimization.
    • Review container lease contract terms, conditions and performance requirements. Take necessary actions to fulfill obligations while aligning with cost-saving objectives.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify opportunities for contract renegotiation or termination to achieve cost optimization.
    • Maintain accurate contract records and documentation, including cost and performance metrics.

    2. Purchase Order Processing

    • Oversee the purchase order processing function, ensure accuracy, timeliness and compliance with procurement policies and procedures.
    • Coordinate with suppliers to expedite delivery and resolve procurement-related issues.
    • Monitor purchase order status and provide regular updates to relevant stakeholders.

    3. Internal System Integration

    • Lead the integration of a lease contract module into our internal system, ensuring seamless functionality and user adoption.
    • Collaborate with IT and procurement teams to define requirements, test functionality, and ensure successful implementation.
    • Prepare and format data for integration, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

    4. Assist Container Fleet Analysis

    • Provide assistance in conducting a comprehensive analysis of the current container fleet.
    • Support the identification of opportunities to optimize the container fleet in alignment with strategic business growth objectives, including cost optimization through contract management.
    • Collaborate with the analysis team to provide recommendations for container procurement, retirement and redistribution based on analysis findings.

    Requirements:

    Qualification(s)

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics).

    Working Experience(s)

    • 5-10 years of experience working for a shipping company in the container management department, candidate with lesser experience will be considered as Manager.
    • Proven experience in procurement operations, contract management and container leasing contracts within the shipping industry.
    • Experience with contract negotiation, interpretation and management.
    • Strong knowledge of procurement processes, best practices and industry regulations.
    • Familiarity with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, preferably experience with our internal system or similar systems.

    Attribute(s)

    • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and make strategic recommendations.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
    • Strong leadership abilities and the capacity to mentor and guide junior team members.
    • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work independently and drive projects to successful completion.

    Other(s)

    • Fluent in Cantonese & English, both written and spoken.
    • Additional language ability is a plus.

    Interested parties, please forward your full resume to career@emiratesline.com

    Job Category: Container
    Job Type: Full Time
    Job Location: Hong Kong

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