Contact Us
Contact Us

General Manager Operations



Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by its client, a shipping and logistics company to recruit a General Manager Operations .This role is based in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.


    Charter Management

    • Manages all the vessels charter contracts (from an operations standpoint) from on-hire to the point of off-hire.
    • Ensures the strategic plan is developed and implemented for a safe, efficient marine services operation that serves the needs of internal and external clients.
    • Reviews and progresses the standardized new-build strategy and provides marine input to contract concept selection.
    • Continuously assessing operating environment and clients business contexts to identify.
    • opportunities for new business, including innovative partnership possibilities.

    Vessel Management

    • Acts as escalation point-of-contact and interface on all vessel operations matters.
    • Plans budgets and schedules for fleet maintenance and ensures strict compliance.
    • Controls the assigned budget and actively seek operational leverage to improve cost efficiency via creating a continuous improvement operational culture.
    • Carries out monthly operational budget review, prepare variance analysis including expenditure trend and other relevant reports for management.
    • Develops and maintains internal controls and policies for an effective operations system.
    • Supervises the preparation of vessels for all statutory surveys (Class and Flag) including dry docks as at when due.
    • Ensures strict adherence to Company’s SMS manual to safeguard shipboard quality safety and environmental standards in strict compliance to ISM and other relevant codes and procedures.
    • Ensures strict compliance to PMS and other policies enunciated to maximize vessel operationability.
    • Provides weekly / monthly reports as requested by management or clients.
    • Prepares monthly executive summary reports on vessel operations for Executive management.

    Operations: Vessel Standardization and Budget Management

    • Oversees all operational activities to ensure high quality and optimised service delivery at a highly competitive rate.
    • Optimises fleet capacity utilisation and standardization.
    • Enforces a 100% uptime preventive vessel maintenance policy regime.
    • Investigates new opportunities for deriving value from marine services competencies.
    • Ensures adherence to all safety requirements and regulations.
    • Oversees the implementation and execution of all safety programs including drills strict compliance to Crisis management Plan and Vessel Security Plan.
    • Responsible for all revisions of quality manual QA/QC procedures including the HSE programmes and securing management’s approval.
    • Makes sure that all Calibration results are documented in accordance with the QA/Project specific requirements.
    • Familiarizes self with, follows and implements the latest revisions of quality manual QA/QC procedures including the HSE programmes
    • Monitors and immediately rectifies non-compliance to vessel operating procedures.
    • Ensures timely port turnaround, defect close outs and shipyard repair activities
    • Creates an environment of continuous improvement and performance for budgets, safety, staff and customers

    Operations Team Management and Development

    • Supervises and ensures the efficient management of corporate assets, systems and infrastructures.
    • Be a role model for all marine and base teams, demonstrate leadership behavior, set standards and inspire others to achieve the department’s objectives.
    • Develops positive relationship within team and with other department heads.
    • Provides and ensures execution of appropriate integration of new hires aboard vessels and within Marine Operations department.
    • Directly responsible for identifying the training and development needs of Operations team and ensuring provision thereof according to established and approved training programs through HR.
    • Provides on-going performance feedback and coaching to all marine Operations Department team members
    • Listen effectively, assess the situation, determine relevant issues, identify solutions and gain consensus
    • Establishes a structured plan for knowledge sharing and capability development in fields of expertise
    • Champions the company core values to demonstrate and instill same in all employees.
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives ensuring all activities are carried out in compliance with agreed quality standards and regulations.

    Regulatory and Stakeholder Management

    • Develop effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including clients and regulatory agencies
    • Exceed customer expectations through operational excellence and to actively promote the company brand
    • Provides efficient, pleasant and prompt service to clients.
    • Provides daily, weekly and monthly reports as requested by the management or the client.
    • Develops policies and systems, designed to achieve the mission of the Company and comply with all marine regulatory, safety and classification society requirements


    • Maintains supply and equipment purchasing systems, which ensure maximum quality, least cost and high reliability.
    • Monitors/oversees scheduling of marine and vessel operations work periods to achieve maximum efficiency.
    • Manages uniform inventory and distribution.
    • Have direct oversight of all vessel maintenance records and equipment warranties.
    • Deals with non-conformities covering ship and shore based operations.


Desired Skills and Experience

    •   Bachelor/Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
    •   10 years cognate working experience with at least 3 years in senior management position
    •   Manufacturing experience in fast Moving consumer Goods sector will be an advantage
    •   An international exposure (working experience or schooling) is mandatory
    •   Internationally recognized shipping qualification
    •   Good knowledge of vessel systems and their proper maintenance will be an added advantage
    •   Ability to manage a multiple vessel organization
    •   Demonstrated ability to successfully manage large teams
    •   Provide advice/opinion and exercise discretion concerning confidential and sensitive information/matters
    •   Ability to interpret and/or evaluate information and/or create analytical approaches to decision making or problem  solving.
    •   Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks
    •   Ability to influence client thinking
    •   Ability to persuade and influence people across levels
    •   Ability to understand and execute complex instructions (verbal and written).
    •   Valid First Aid and CPR training
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.


Logistics & Transport

Job Seniority


Job Category

Operations and Production

Employment Type

Full time


10 - 15 years


Safety, Operations Management, Maritime Operations, Problem Solving, Leadership, Management

Similar Jobs View All

  1. Adexen

    I.T Manager


    Lagos, Nigeria

  2. Adexen

    Tax Manager



  3. Adexen

    Country Manager


    Lagos, Nigeria

  4. Adexen

    Chief Security Officer


    Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  5. Adexen

    Service Engineer


    Lagos, Nigeria

  6. Adexen

    General Manager Road Construction - Expatriate


    Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  7. Adexen

    Field Sales Manager


    Gombe, Nigeria

  8. Adexen

    Marketing Manager



  9. Adexen

    Senior Accountant



  10. Adexen



    Lagos, Nigeria