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APM Terminals

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Vado Port System, also known as Vado Gateway, is made up of two well integrated terminals: Reefer Terminal and its new semi-automated container terminal.

With the launch of the new platform in 2019, Vado Ligure became the first semi-automated port in Italy with a fully automated gate and stacking yard.

Vado Gateway is one of the most competitive terminals in Europe, combining innovation, automation, intermodal connectivity, and the ability to offer fully integrated and complex services such as cold storage, project cargo, Ro-Ro and intermodal transport.

What we offer

This is an exciting career opportunity in an international, challenging business setting known for diversity and being a high paced environment. You will get to focus on creating valuable relations with current and new customers and work with highly professional teams in an environment where you will be valued, recognized and well rewarded.

You will work with amazing and diverse colleagues with a deep sense of commitment to live Our Values and together, go all the way for our customers, society and for each other

The role

This position at the terminal works with the Way of Working programme, being the terminal program and change manager

The main responsibility of this role is to implement elements and improvements delivered by the Way of Working program.

The Way of Working programme is a strategic transformation initiative to drive standardization, collaboration and improvement across APMT operations and functions.

The activities are related to the successful implementation of lean problem solving capabilities, process standardization, improvement initiatives, performance and operational management systems, including the development of new ways to collaborate more effectively and efficiently


Be the local change manager for the Way of Working programme elements

  • Positively coach, influence and actively manage leadership behavioural change according the principles developed in the Way of Working program
  • Coordinate and drive the local implementation of the Way of Working elements, including Process Standardization, Operating System, Lean Academy and Improvement activities (Kaizens)
  • Take ownership of local implementation activities using defined tools and methodologies where applicable and ensure ongoing coordination of local resources involved in corporation with the terminal management
  • Drive Lean training and problem-solving and capabilities along with Academy Partner
  • Mature the Operating System elements
  • Coordinate the data gathering and validation for the program KPI’s
  • Ensure the local implementation of improvements from Global Kaizens
  • Provide timely reporting on program progress, issues and risks
  • Continuously review progress and risks according to plans and make necessary changes to action plans to ensure objectives are met
  • Ensure to support and facilitate the anchoring of change within the terminal
  • Policy Deployment


  • Build a strong team by attracting & retaining talent, leading, coaching, mentoring & supporting all direct reports, and recommend their remuneration.
  • Create an environment that is supportive of learning, training and developing team’s competencies. Must be able to convey criticism in a positive or constructive way.
  • Drive, recognize and reward team’s performance, providing them with guidance for further improvement.
  • Encourage open dialogue and communication so that activities run consistently smoothly.
  • Reinforce APM Group culture, values & reputation & ensure compliance with APM Group policies.


  • Bachelor or higher degree preferable
  • Fluency in local language and English, both written and spoken
  • Lean Six Sigma and/or Project Management certification
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in lean training or a Continuous Improvement deployment role
  • Experience with terminal operations is an advantage
  • Strong senior management change management and interpersonal skills, able to focus on business impact and change in behaviour for the new ways of working and thinking
  • Ability to drive implementation of new processes and support the organisational changes
  • Ability to communicate at all levels across the local organization and guide them towards the local achievements


The positions is based in Vado Ligure, Italy

If you have been reading so far, we are glad to see you are interested! If you could see yourself in this role and you are keen to join our journey to become the Global Integrator of Container Logistics, we are very much looking forward to your application.

Please write your CV and cover letter in English. As applications will be read continuously, do not wait with your application!

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