Part of the CMA CGM Group, APL is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, providing world-class container shipping and terminal services, as well as intermodal operations supported by leading-edge IT and ecommerce.

APL offers transcontinental cargo shipping across Asia, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia through more than 90 weekly services, calling ports in over 50 countries worldwide.


Brief Description

The role of the IT Senior Manager for Technology Transformation is to drive projects related to IT system changes for the tools used by Shared Service Centres (SSC), Pricing Administration Centre (PAC) and Agencies under the responsibility of APL and the CMA CGM Group. The role is also to lead and manage the Centre of Excellence of Robotics Process Automation (RPA) initiatives for the Group.

The position will lead the end to end project management from scoping phase, vendor RFP, project initialization, up to tracking status of deliverables and milestones; programme level risk and issue coordination until project closure. The incumbent needs to work closely with business users, external vendors and other stakeholders to ensure smooth delivery of the projects.

Key Result Areas

  • Technology design and solution of all RPA initiatives for the Group, achieving business goals and objectives

  • Track and report project management activities including scoping phases, design, data migration, testing, training and deployment, ensuring projects are delivered according to contractual scope, budget and timeline

  • Vendor management including RFP conduction and assessment, contractualization, status progress, issue management

  • Coordination/Reporting with the Group (CMA CGM and APL) SSC and Core Liner IT departments

Key Accountabilities/Duties

  • Drive and deliver engineering transformation in the processes and tools used by SSC through technology such as robotics process automation and workflow tools

  • Manage and motivate the COE / team to execute and achieve the project deliverables and outcome with quality and in a timely fashion

  • Ensure project budget and planning tracking and fulfilment

  • Work closely with SSC, PAC and business users to ensure Business and Non Functional requirements are well gathered. Manage proper project communication.

  • Ensure all the key stakeholders (CMA CGM, APL) are involved in the decision milestones

  • Report in a timely manner project status and issue/risk to IT management. Escalate for management alert decision whenever suitable with a clear description of the issue/risk and proposal for solution or mitigation

  • Ensure the IT team is kept up to date on skills and technologies, especially on Robotics Process Automation, to effectively support technology transformation initiatives.


  • Degree in Computer Science or Liner Shipping disciplines


  • At least 5 years’ of experience in the transportation or logistics industry in managerial position

  • Process engineering or transformation through technology

  • Robotics Process Automation

Skill Sets

  • Project management skills

  • Change management skills

  • Excellent written, oral presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Broad knowledge of shared service centres operations and processes

  • Demonstrated success in leading teams or projects over longer periods (months/years) in pursuit of complex goals and objectives

  • Negotiating skills

Desired competencies (typical)

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong drive for results

  • Organization, planning, facilitation and negotiation

  • Attention to detail

  • Team player

  • Very good prioritisation skills to balance key priorities

  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Project, PowerPoint, Word and Excel

  • Good communication and collaborative skills

  • Self-motivated

**Salary package (local) & job title shall commensurate with experience.

**Please send a copy of your resume to Ashley.lim@apl.com & Pei.ying.sam@apl.com (in word format) together with a para (or pointers) why you are suitable for the role, with the reason/s for you to consider a move from your current/latest organisation, your current/latest salary details (i.e. monthly base salary, any AWS, variable bonus and/or other fixed cash allowances), expected salary & your notice period/earliest joining date.

**Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that CMA CGM Group & APL/ NOL does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, CMA CGM Group & APL / NOL will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, CMA CGM Group & APL / NOL explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of CMA CGM Group & APL / NOL.

APL is part of the successful CMA CGM Group, the world's 3rd largest container shipping company