Manager, Operations


Description of
this vacancy

Start your career as an Manager, Operations at Vopak which is responsible for directing, ensuring safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally conscious and profitable terminal operations, in compliance with regulatory requirements and company’s standards. We offer you a working environment that is safe and pleasant and where equality, diversity and satisfaction are of paramount importance. Ready to develop yourself and make a positive impact? Improve the world and start as Manager, Operations at Vopak.

What will you do as an Manager, Operations?

As an Manager, Operations, you will be responsible for directing, ensuring safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally conscious and profitable terminal operations, in compliance with regulatory requirements and company’s standards.  You will lead Terminal operations employees to achieve goals within budgeted funds, cost effectiveness and manpower planning, to ensure the smooth and safe day to day operations of the terminal.

What do we offer you?

  • A market-based salary depending on your experience and knowledge and attractive bonuses

  • Various growth opportunities

What do we expect from you as a Manager, Operations?

  • 6-9 years of experience in similar role and industry

  • At least a Diploma and/or degree equivalent with terminal Operations experience

  • Good knowledge of operations, safety and product knowledge.

  • Knowledge of safety, health and environment practices

  • Demonstrated leadership and people management skills.

  • Positive stakeholder management capabilities with strong communications skills

  • Excellent planning and tactical conceptualisation abilities in operational problem-solving.

  • Strong data analysis acumen and ability to transform findings into opportunities for improvement.


Your core responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for leading and managing the terminal operations function to ensure efficient and safe operations. 

  • Drive all-aspect service excellence by means of elevating the organisational behaviour, culture and thinking in service design, planning, execution and follow-up on operational matters

  • Establish effective communication between customers and internal parties particularly in delivery needs and requirements.   

  • Plan and manage the department's resources and budget to meet the company's objectives.

  • Contribute to the development of annual and longer-term business plans, forecast performance against business key performance indicators, develop business case for new projects and estimate financial and resources required to deliver performance targets

  • Support  in Commercial Inquiry from the Commercial  team on the feasibility of a new product or project

  • Monitor and review operations on site are carried out in accordance with safety, health, environment and loss preventive policies, rules, regulations and according to company’s standards.

  • Take action to improve performance and to resolve non-compliance in accordance with SHE policies, procedures and ensure company’s standards are met

  • Ensure operations employees are trained on SHE and regulatory training to perform their roles effectively. 

  • Ensure operational continuous process improvement.

  • Employ innovative and critical-thinking in optimising processes, procedures and implement initiatives that create value in creating enhanced effectiveness and efficiency in the organisation.

  • Provide leadership and manage  people competencies and development

Want to start as Manager, Operations at Vopak?

We are interested in learning more about you. To send your application, click the 'apply' button. For more information about the vacancy, please email

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This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may cover other related duties to meet the ongoing organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The successful candidate will be awarded a local employment contract.

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