Saturday, January 15, 2011

Vacancy: Anti Piracy Manager (Jan 2011)

Anti-Piracy Manager

The Anti-Piracy Manager is a new position within the responsibility of the Chief Operating Officer of Maersk Line. You will be working out of our Corporate Head Quarters at Esplanaden in the heart of Copenhagen.

The Department
The Vessel Management Department is a highly diversified international team of 115 people throughout various geographic locations. The team working out of Copenhagen (Centre Operations & Deployment) consists of 16 engaged team members, holding senior experience from a diversified background. The fleet we manage currently stands at 545 vessels which makes Maersk Line the largest container shipping line in the world. As such the job offers unique opportunities with daily contact to stakeholders across the Container Business organization worldwide, as well as contact with a large international network.

The Role
As Anti-Piracy Manager in the Centre Operations & Deployment Team, you will be overall responsible for managing the anti-piracy efforts for all container vessels in the group. This entails building and maintaining strong relationships with external senior anti-piracy stakeholders both in the industry but also with the military, political, legal sphere, vessel Captains and other relevant parties.

The impact of the job, both from an operational, tactical and strategically point of view, involves setting objectives and delivering results that have a significant impact on Maersk Line’s bottom line. But also contributing to the international society’s anti-piracy measures.

It is your responsibility that all relevant measures are pursued as necessary, and international relations are utilised to eliminate the risk of pirates.

Job tasks
*  Head Maersk Line’s anti-piracy efforts internally as well as externally
*  Proactively engage with the international community regarding anti-piracy efforts
*  Coordination of anti-piracy corporation with authorities, media, NGO’s etc
*  Prepare recommendations for future countermeasures
*  Participate in the piracy consensus forum
*  Represent Maersk Line in APMM’s anti-piracy committee
The reach is truly global
You will build strong international relations to senior external parties in various governments, organisations and authorities, representing the Worlds biggest container shipping company on piracy matters. This complex task presents very challenging opportunities to use your already good skills within; stakeholder management, political agility, strategic planning, media management, internal and external communication, constant care and foresight.
You will have good exposure to management within the company, as well as to senior represents of external relations globally. There is a very high degree of empowerment, openness and flexibility in the section, with focus on maintaining a healthy work/life balance in a modern atmosphere. Business critical travel activities are estimated at 0-30 days a Year.

About You
The ideal candidate could have a strong background from e.g. defence intelligence, or other intelligence functions, political science, government official or other similar experiences.
You know how to build long lasting relations with internal and external partners. You hold strong skills within communication and strategic analysis. Furthermore you have an outgoing and convincing personality and you are a result driven and self-motivated person. You are a self-starter who takes initiatives to change and improve. You are self-disciplined and accurate with details and you are capable of setting standards, minimize variation and exceptions, optimize results and execution of projects. You know the critical factors and process levers and are not afraid of hands on approach. It is important that you hold good English skills, both written and verbal as well as excellent stakeholder management skills.
The responsibility of managing anti-piracy measures for the entire A.P. Møller – Maersk container fleet also requires you to work well under pressure. You are aware, when issues must be delegated or elevated.

Work and Life at Maersk Line, Copenhagen
Maersk Line is a highly international and inspiring environment with an attractive value proposition for its employees. As part of ensuring a successful work-life balance we promote flexible work-hours and the possibility to work from home when at all possible. In connection with maternity leave, we pay for 12 weeks leave with full salary for men and 24 weeks leave for women. Our package consists of a competitive salary, bonus and pension package and 6 weeks holiday a year. As an employee at our corporate head office, you are also invited to participate in our abundant breakfast and lunch scheme and take advantage of our fully equipped in-house fitness centre as well as a number of other recreational offers.

Contact information:
Please apply online via quoting position reference 55090

Deadline for application is 31 January 2011.
As applications are reviewed on a daily basis, please note, that vacancies may be filled sooner than the deadline indicated. Therefore you are kindly advised to apply as early as possible.
As part of our recruitment process, you may be requested to complete two online surveys (Access PI and Problem Solving C). If you are selected, you will receive these surveys in your e-mail inbox within 2 weeks of submitting your application.

For further information about the Anti-Piracy role, please contact Head of Global Vessel Operation & Deployment Erik Råbjerg Nielsen Tel +45 3363 4644.

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