Collins McNicholas

Title: Logistics Operations Supervisor

Location: Limerick


My client is looking to hire an experienced Terminal Operations Supervisor to manage day to day operations of the Terminal activity.


  • Supervising port operations, ensuring efficient operations are in place across the stevedoring & port services team to ensure the best mix of in-house and outsourced services are deployed, achieving best balance between customer service and cost-to-serve.
  • Ensuring safe operations are part of the culture and processes, taking a lead supervisory role ensuring staff and port users are always compliant with all EHS and operational policies/ procedures
  • Motivating, organising and encouraging teamwork within the workforce to ensure productivity targets are met or exceeded
  • Assisting with the training of staff, as well as monitoring staff performance and progress
  • Managing inbound/outbound stock at the port/yard/warehouse with focus on inventory, cost, and service. Working closely with the port services team to ensure resource is in place to manage volumes and throughput.
  • Keeping stock control systems up to date and make sure inventories are accurate
  • Using space and mechanical handling equipment efficiently, making sure quality, budgetary targets and environmental objectives are met
  • Coordinating the allocation of resources to customers and port users, eg cranage, hoppers, berthing time.
  • Dealing with day to day queries from stevedores and customers,
  • Ensuring capabilities and resources are balanced to meet both variable business demands and budget parameters.
  • Having a clear understanding of the company’s policies and vision and how day-to-day activities contribute to these
  • Coordinating the use of automated and computerised systems where necessary
  • Completing and submitting EHS forms such as PTW and incident forms
  • Returning completed PEMAC work orders
  • Maintaining files and records strictly in accordance with company policy and procedures
  • Producing regular reports, statistics and draft procedures as required, eg damage reports, operational procedures.
  • Supporting the Port Services Manager and contributing on potential tenders, suppliers’ agreements and contracts, making an input into future operational capacity requirements.



  • Supervision experience in a supply-chain environment
  • Supply-chain management experience
  • Relevant experience in report-writing and administrative tasks
  • Well-developed PC skills, especially in the use of Excel
  • Strong EHS focus and the ability to incorporate this into operational activities
  • The ability to manage workloads and priorities (own and team).
  • Numerate with ability to understand and analyse data to improve operations.
  • Strong communication skills to manage the internal and external stakeholder expectations, negotiate with suppliers/stakeholders when required.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changes when the job demands it.
  • All applicants require existing EU working entitlement and a current full (Minimum Category B) Irish/EU Driving Licence

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