Navis / Xvela

  • Consultant, Operations

    Job Locations AE
    Posted Date 6 months ago(10/17/2017 1:54 PM)
    Requisition Number
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Navis is the global market leader in building and implementing terminal operating systems and optimization solutions for ports around the world. From Long Beach to Hong Kong, Dubai to Brazil, and Rotterdam to Busan, Navis delivers enterprise software that is at the heart of running a terminal and services to optimize operations. Navis’ latest projects involve advanced algorithms, new web technologies and application development that are leading the way in automation and optimization in the industry and will drive the future of supply chain operations.


    Navis 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 provides best of breed systems for dock and yard management, cargo and container tracking, mobile asset management and marine terminal automation.


    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

    • 5+ 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

    • 8+ 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 working with IT departments to translate ideas into pragmatic and executable projects.

    • 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

    • Able to work extended hours under tight deadlines

    • Able to multi-task and successfully meet objectives

    Optional Qualifications: 

    • Knowledge of Simulation (emulation) techniques to help identify bottlenecks in logistics processes, ideally in the container terminal space.

    • Working knowledge of use case modeling and process modeling techniques

    • Project Management experience or certifications


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