APM Terminals is one of the world’s largest port and terminal operators as well as providing cargo support and container Inland Services. It is the largest port and terminal operating company in terms of overall geographic scope, operating a Global Terminal Network with interests in 63 operating port and terminal facilities in 39 countries on five continents. Additionally, there are seven new port projects in development, as well as over 160 Inland Services operations providing container transportation, management, maintenance and repair in 48 countries.
APM Terminals Nigeria is a newly created umbrella organization, overseeing all APM Terminals portfolios in Nigeria, including the container ports at Apapa and Onne, as well as Inland Services, and new multimillion investments such as the greenfield mega-port project and Free Trade Zone in Badagry, and inland service depot in Kano.
APM Terminals Nigeria aims at creating synergies and increasing business development in one of the world’s key growth markets, with the aspiration to become the recognized leader in port and inland operations in Nigeria, its hinterland, and West Africa by 2017. This vision entails being good guests and economic enablers for our stakeholders; knowing our customer and market needs and proactively investing in providing solutions; as well as attracting, developing and retaining the best people.
Based in Lagos and reporting to the Nigeria Country Manager, the General Manager Stakeholder & Government Relations Nigeria is a new role and will work closely with Terminal and Inland Service management teams within Nigeria.
The General Manager Stakeholder & Government Relations Nigeria is primarily responsible for building relationships with key external stakeholders and thereby facilitate APM Terminals Nigeria’s existing portfolio operations as well as its new investments, and thus contributing to realizing APM Terminals’ vision for Nigeria.
• To keep abreast of governmental development related to policy and infrastructure that might influence APM Terminals Nigeria.
• To influence governmental and other stakeholders related to policymaking, growth, investments etc. in order for APM Terminals Nigeria to be a part of developing the country overall and realizing its ambitions to become the recognized leading port and inland service operator in West Africa.
• To create relationships with governmental and other stakeholders of different levels and locations, as well as local partners.
• To act as a link between AMP Terminals Nigeria and governmental and other stakeholders.
• The successful candidate is preferably a Nigerian national with international experience and/or a multinational company background.
• Requires a university degree in business administration, economics, finance, or related field.
• Requires at least 5 years of experience with governmental bodies, either working with or working within.
• Additionally or alternatively, it requires at least 5 years’ experience with other types of stakeholders (business partners, JVs, NGOs, investors, boards).
• Must be capable of developing good working relationships and cooperation with diverse external stakeholders as well as APM Terminals staff.
• Must be self-driven, hands on and persistent.
• Must be a strong communicator, well-mannered and influential with diverse stakeholders.
• Must have a proven track record of successfully influence stakeholders through professionalism and with high business ethics.
To the right candidate we offer an exciting and challenging position in a truly international, cultural diverse and busy environment where the candidate through commitment and high performance will have great possibilities of personal development. He/she will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, as well as experienced leaders with a strong international background. The position will be based in Lagos.