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ID:  541145

Norfolk Va, US

VP, Equipment Operations

Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in shipping and logistics, serves more than 420 ports around the world on five continents. With its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics, and its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is continually innovating to offer its customers a complete and increasingly efficient range of new shipping, land, air and logistics solutions.

Committed to the energy transition in shipping, and a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a target to become Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
Through the CMA CGM Foundation, the Group acts in humanitarian crises that require an emergency response by mobilizing the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to bring humanitarian supplies around the world.

Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 155,000 people worldwide, including 4,000 in Marseilles where its head office is located.


Position Summary:


Direct and oversee empty container, chassis and genset operations, maintenance and repair, as well as tracking system updating in relation to cost management and service delivery. This position is responsible for all financial aspects of the above-mentioned activities and will interact with other departments within in North America and in Marseille (HO), as well as other business units as needed to ensure service levels are identified and maintained. 


Essential Duties / Responsibilities:


  • Set and maintain standards and policies for container, chassis and genset inventory levels, utilization and equipment tracking, as well as maintenance and repair of the same.
  • Establish and implement processes and policies to ensure empty containers and chassis move in the most cost effective and timely manner possible.
  • In conjunction with Home Office, develop schemas of container evacuation ensuring adequate supply of empty equipment on the vessels. 
  • Responsible for successful management of the CMA CGM Domestic product and for management of HO mandated one-way offhire and container sales programs.
  • Create a work environment of trust and engagement.  Provide ongoing coaching and feedback.  Encourage communication and teamwork.  
  • Provide clear direction and realistic goals that are reinforced by effective feedback, recognition and support. Encourage and facilitate employee development.
  • Coordinate activities with Marine Operations to ensure that the vessel space is efficiently utilized by loading a maximum number of empty units vs. our allocation
  • Work with HO Equipment Control to ensure alignment of US organization with the global organization.
  • Ensure depot costs in marine yards, rail facilities and inland depots are minimized and efficient. 
  • Develop a network of cost-effective vendors to repair CMA CGM equipment. (dry vans, specials, gensets and reefers). 
  • Develop and implement cost savings initiatives and cost controls for Equipment Control Operations and Maintenance and Repair.
  • Manage the CMA CGM chassis fleet, including chassis pool management to ensure the lowest cost and highest utilization possible. 
  • Work with Procurement to ensure most cost effective and efficient mode(s) of transportation are utilized.
  • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:


  • Advanced management level and organizational skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills to obtain results.
  • Ability to develop priorities and target levels of performance.
  • Strong presentation, written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Intermediate level skills in Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Able to establish priorities; Makes decisions in a timely manner; Can Quickly separate the mission-critical from the nice-to-do and the trivial. 
  • Establishes clear direction; Delegates and distributes the workload appropriately; Coaches and develops people.
  • Delivers negative feedback without hesitation; Confronts and works through conflicts; Ability to overcome crises; Challenges the status quo.
  • Able to assess the skills required to fill a job; Good judge of talent; Hires the best people; Matches the right person to the right job.
  • Anticipates obstacles and adapts strategies accordingly; Sensitive to people and organizational needs; Knows how to get things done; Able to maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly.
  • Able to speak and write clearly and succinctly; Adjusts message to fit audience; Commands attention and conveys messages with desired effect.
  • Relates well to variety and diverse styles: Interacts well with all levels within the organization; Builds and maintains effective relationships
  • Consistently acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs; exemplifies corporate core values; direct and truthful, able to keep confidences.


Education and Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 10+ years of industry and general experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience is required.


Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure! CMA CGM (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.



















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