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ID:  120653

Singapore, SG

Operations Manager


CHENG LIE Navigation Company (CNC Line) is a leader in intra-Asia trade. Subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, CNC Line offers personalized services and has specific expertise in the transport of containers with temperature control (refrigerated containers or Reefers).



With additional services and expanding business, we are hiring a new Operations Manager to join the CNC team in Singapore. 

Reporting to Head of Operations at CNC, you will be working closely and communicating promptly with various stakeholders internally to ensure smooth and timely liner operations, optimizing efficiency and profitability for your assigned services. As an expert, you will be supervising and providing guidance to a team of ship planners and/or operations assistants. In your course of work, you are to adhere strictly to the Joint Working Procedure (JWP) and follow international and local regulations.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team-player, with strong operational-related experience in container shipping to join us! 


Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure vessels’ schedules are managed and optimized
  • Manage proforma and/or structural schedule both for contingency and permanent adjustments
  • Prompt communication with internal and external stakeholders (Commercial, Vessel and terminals) on optimal schedule 
  • Assist in developing strategic plans for schedule reliability with the Line/Regions
  • Establish communication with the line and business concerning extra costs incurred such as Fuel Oil consumption, restows, Vessels re-deployment, surveys
  • Keep track on off hires or schedule related impacts (such as vessel stoppages, breakdowns)
  • Support the Master in vessel operation, emergency and provide assistance to Marine Crisis Management Team
  • Proactive communication with ship Master, Centre Planner, Cargo team and Front-Line Marine teams to establish Marine Operational goals and objectives.
  • Identify trends, process improvements on ship safety and operational need and propose process solutions on bunker saving
  • Keep abreast to Fleet Control KPIs in terms of Schedule reliability & optimized bunker consumption
  • Prepare reports for weekly meetings related to vessels schedules, costs incurred, etc


To excel well in this role, you must possess strong and proactive communication and the ability to respond promptly and professionally in stressful or demanding situations.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Degree from recognised education institute and/or relevant sea-faring experience on-board container ships
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in container shipping operations, such as liner operations, stowage planning, scheduling
  • Strong knowledge in container ships operations (marine / vessels operations) as well as understanding of bunkering and chartering
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite and Excel is required 

**This role is opened for Singaporeans only

We will only consider applicants who have received, or are willing to receive by the date of recruitment, the full regimen of a WHO EUL vaccine (examples include Pfizer-BioNTech/COMIRNATY, Moderna, Sinovac-CoronaVac, and AstraZeneca). Proof of vaccination will be required.

**Salary package (local) & job title shall commensurate with experience.
**Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

** By applying for this role, you hereby consent to the CMA CGM Group collecting, processing and using any personal information you submit, for the following purposes: 
(i)    To process the application for the role being applied for; 
(ii)    To process the application for other open positions within the CMA CGM Group which may be suitable to you; 
(iii)    To conduct necessary reference checks; and 
(iv)    Any other purpose related to one or more of the above.
You further consent to the CMA CGM Group retaining such personal information for a period of two years following your submission thereof, so that we may consider you for other open positions within the CMA CGM Group which may be suitable to you in the event that you are not selected for this role. 

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:  Please note that CMA CGM Group does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, CMA CGM Group will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, CMA CGM Group explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of CMA CGM Group.


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