Navis / Xvela

Consultant II, Optimization

6 months ago
Requisition Number
South America
Regular Full-Time


Navis, a division of Cargotec Corporation is focused on delivering integrated solutions for complex, high-value "enterprise" challenges.  We employ sophisticated technologies (hardware, software, and services) to locate, track, manage and optimize high-value assets-cargo, equipment, and people. Navis, part of Cargotec Corporation, provides best of breed software systems for dock and yard management, cargo and container tracking, mobile asset management and marine terminal automation.


Do you want to travel and see the world while working with leading-edge technology? Our ideal candidate is eager to take part in complex IT projects in major port areas throughout the Latin America region. Fluency in more than one language is a plus.


A Navis Operational Consultant performs analysis of business processes and associated process improvement and provides operational mentoring to Navis customers the N4 or Sparcs software.

  • Support the implementation of Navis solutions using our Implementation Methodology, with focus on business process analysis/improvement and operational mentoring. Specifically,
    • Propose alternate business processes and how these can be represented in Navis
    • Provide domain expertise in the areas of terminal operations throughout the project life cycle
    • Provide recommendations on standard operating procedures, role definition, and structure of the operations department.
    • Support terminals at go-live with the use of the Navis software and operational exception handling
  • Perform tuning activities to improve productivity and/or efficiency of container terminals
    • Occasionally, support pre-sales activities and support Navis product management
    • Assist with building a growing consulting practice to include practice aids and templates for use at multiple clients


  • Degree in Business, MIS, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, or related disciplines
  • 3+ years of experience in operational planning and execution in a container terminal
  • 3+ years of experience in working with Navis Sparcs or N4 software as a user
  • 5+ years of experience in working in the shipping business
  • Experience in developing ideas for increasing operational productivity and efficiency
  • Experience in consulting and/or mentoring others in container terminal operations
  • Experience in using software tools like MS Excel to analyze data through, e.g., pivot tables, scripts, formulas, etc.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented, hard working and self-motivated
  • Willing to travel up to 80%
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English, Spanish and Portuguese (preferred, but not required)
  • Able to work extended hours under tight deadlines
  • Able to multi-task and successfully meet objectives
  • Located in Central, South America or Caribbean


Optional Qualifications

  • Project Management experience, certifications preferred


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