APL Senior Project Manager - Pricing/sales/booking in Marseille, France

CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 449 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2016, they carried 15.6 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions.

With a presence in 160 countries and through its 600 agencies network, the Group employs 29,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.

  • Context

In the context of strong competition and commoditization within the industry, cost optimization, better management information/decision support, the need to align business services with a global operating structure, business-process integration and a differentiating customer service, have prompted CMA CGM group to develop its Shared Services Center over the past few years. Whereas the CMA CGM SSC network has already demonstrated its benefits delivering cost efficiency and enhancing service effectiveness, the recent acquisition of the APL group including APL GSSC (Global Shared Services Centers) brings additional opportunities to deliver competitive advantage.

  • Mission

As a stakeholder of the Business relation management, the Transition Manager reports directly to the Head of Transition located in Marseilles. He will be responsible for evaluating and transitioning activities, work with business stakeholders for developments and improvements to scope and process delivery. He will furthermore be engaged in ensuring a succesfull transition to the new Group systems

  • Responsibilities

To address both Transition projects on existing and New scope, the transition manager is responsible for:

  • transitioning processes and stabilizing the same smooth operations

  • developing transition framework to suit different requirements (volumes/domain/culture) and robust templates for building standard operating procedures/quality plan trackers/escalation

  • preparing and maintaining integrated quality management system documents during transition and post transition phase, updating and maintaining the same

  • optimizing project resources utilization including contingency/back up planning

  • monitoring and coordinate SLAs and to ensure world class excellence of service delivery to the clients and to the end Customers

  • Collating and reporting standard operational and quality metrics to the management. Takes action on an ongoing basis to identify deviations from standards and initiates actions to address the same

  • Working collaboratively with the offsite locations & regional offices to anticipate and understand customer expectations and satisfaction levels and translate that knowledge into process improvements/changes in order to improve effectiveness

  • Ensuring adherence to ISO and Standards across the organization

  • Profile and skills

Professional experience of at least 5-8 years, of which at least one successful experience in Managing projects and an experience with Service Management concepts, Performance management, relationship management.

Characteristics to look for in an Transition manager include:

-Knowledge of how to manage vision and purpose

-Strategic agility

-Commitment to customer service and total quality management

-Able to handle an environment of constant change

-Good decision maker

-Entrepreneurial qualities

-Excellent interpersonal skills – good judgment and strong leadership and communication skills

Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure