Director Optimisation

Director Optimisation

DP World is a leading provider of smart logistics solutions, enabling the flow of trade across the Globe, with its head quarter office located in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

DP World today operates a Container Terminal, and several logistics and freight businesses within Belgium is seeking candidate to join its Container Terminal located within the Port of Antwerp.

The Container Terminal fulfilling an important function within the Ports of Antwerp as a link between shipping companies and cargo owners throughout transport by road, water, and rail. This means there are lots of coming and going trucks, rail traffic, barges, and giant vessels at our Antwerp Gateway Container Terminal in the port of Antwerp.

DP World uses state-of-the-art technologies, advanced cranes, and an extensive straddle carrier park. But first and foremost, it is our employees who make the difference thanks to their efficiency, their concern for safety and a good working atmosphere.

We are therefore looking for a Director Optimisation based at our Antwerp Gateway Terminal in Doel. 


Your profile

  • You have a master's degree in an economics, engineering, logistics or nautical field. You have 10 to 15 years’ relevant experience in a position of operational responsibility
  • Experience within a high-tech, logistics or maritime working environment is an advantage 
  • You are familiar with project management. As you will act as a 'Lean Champion' within DP World Antwerp, you will be able to demonstrate experience in the implementation and execution of the LEAN methodology/philosophy
  • You can produce demonstrable results in terms of Process Optimisation
  • You have excellent communication skills (Dutch and English) and interpersonal skills  
  • You are diplomatic and have good adaptability, so you are able to quickly earn the respect and trust of all employees
  • You have strong analytical skills and a keen eye for detail 
  • You are proactive, hands-on and an entrepreneurial person who values safety, customer focus, initiative and autonomy
  • You can identify with our corporate values ('Adapt & Evolve', 'Drive Growth’, ‘Prioritise Customers’, ‘Build for a Better Future' and Collaborate To Win') and strive to embody them within your role

Your tasks

  • You will implement the strategic objectives and translate them into concrete technical and operational projects for the employees reporting directly to you
  • You will ensure continuous monitoring of the results of improvement initiatives as a function of profitability and optimisation of available capacity. You will analyse the results and adjust where necessary through coaching and mentoring
  • You will be required to carry on business continuous improvement opportunities within your role across all functions and departments with focus on efficiency and business resilience
  • You will build stable relationships with key stakeholders: your employees, external customers, the port community and other DP World entities 
  • You will monitor market-related technological developments and regularly evaluate innovation and modernisation of treatment techniques as a function of the safety of operations and improvement of profitability
  • You will be responsible for employee safety and actively contribute to the overall safety policy. You will also participate in environmentally conscious management and strive to reduce the environmental impact of our activities
  • You will communicate, implement and monitor Human Resources process within your department
  • You will be part of the Senior Leaders Executive Committee of the Business / Terminal
  • You will be managing and supervise Managers within your role who will directly reports to you
  • You will directly report to the Chief Executive Officer

What we offer

  • You will join a small but dynamic team functioning in an informal and exciting working environment at Antwerp, yet you will be part of the Global Portfolio company of over 100,000 employees
  • You will work in an international group that is an industry leader in innovation and sustainability
  • Training opportunities throughout DP World Hub (Academy) as well as external institutes
  • Work-life fit with possibility of Remote Work functions
  • A competitive Package and Benefits based on the final candidate profile

Interested in this position?

Send an e-mail with your CV to Marie-Anne Isebaert via [email protected].


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DP World Antwerp website (Belgium): DP World Antwerp