We are increasing our short term trading activities in the handysize segment and are seeking a Head of Global Operations who can support this goal with the ability to drive the ongoing optimisation of our procedures and keep us at the forefront of digitalisation.
Are you motivated by taking the lead, challenging the status quo and building bridges between external as well as internal stakeholders? Do you thrive on proactively dealing with customer satisfaction? Could you identify with our core values: accountability, resoluteness, empathy and adaptability? Then you might be the one we are looking for.
Your professional and personal qualifications
In this role, you will be setting and achieving ambitious goals for yourself and the team to ensure success. Your peers perceive you as knowledgeable in operations overall.
You have a logical and systematic work approach and seek to optimise your team's efforts through constant improvement of procedures and systems. You are used to working with projects and change management.
You have a background from the dry bulk industry, preferably handysize vessels. You have at least 10 years of experience within the shipping industry and you have some years of leadership experience.
You enjoy motivating, inspiring and working with your team. You are proactive and driven by the goal of optimising operations and processes.
Your new job
As Head of Global Operations you will have overall responsibility for a team of 23 highly dedicated people. They work from three locations in Stamford, Singapore and Copenhagen, respectively; with a deputy manager directly responsible for daily management. You will play a key role in defining as well as following up on development and KPIs for the team. You will report to the CEO of Lauritzen Bulkers.
Other key assignments in this role are:
- An ongoing focus on optimising earnings and increasing efficiency
- Ensuring a balanced workload between the three offices
- Driving and implementing procedures, initiatives and projects inter- and across departments
- Promoting the values of the company, best practices and knowledge sharing
- Working with the CEO and legal department to ensure we use the P&I club(s) that are best suited to our insurance requirements
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to know more about the vacancy. You can reach Niels Josefsen, CEO, Lauritzen Bulkers on tel. no. +45 3396 8300.
If you identify with this position kindly use the link above to upload your CV, diploma from the highest level of your education and your application, describing your what motivates you to apply for this position, as soon as possible. We might invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis.
The application deadline is 22 September 2019. The start date is as soon as possible.
We are looking forward to receiving and reading your application. All enquiries will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.
J. Lauritzen A/S
Tuborg Havnevej 15
Your new workplace and colleagues
You will be working from our headquarters by the water in Hellerup, Denmark where our canteen and the view from our terrace are hard to beat.
We offer a competitive benefits package including an industry-leading pension scheme, insurances, staff club activities and days off.
If you join us, you will meet highly skilled and engaged colleagues, eager to share knowledge and ready to make the extra effort in an organisation characterised by accountability and a sincere focus on the wellbeing of our employees. We believe that the combined knowledge of our employees is one of our most valuable assets.
Striving for adaptability in an ever-changing world, we place a strong emphasis on training and we foster a culture of continuous professional and personal development.
J. Lauritzen A/S is a shipping company with worldwide operations. Our purpose is to enable global trade through intelligent seaborne solutions, creating growth for local communities around the world.
We are domiciled in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen and have subsidiaries in Singapore, Stamford, Dubai and Manila. We focus on the continuous development of our various business activities with an emphasis on customer service, safety at sea, and environmental protection.
J. Lauritzen owns and operates a diversified fleet of dry bulk carriers and gas carriers. For further information please visit www.j-l.com.