Manager, Operations

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

Join Vopak in Asia & Middle East. Make an impact. 

Your role and impact:

As our 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.  Lead the 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. 

Are you ready to make an impact on our growing business in our region? Read on to find out more about this exciting job opportunity! 

A rewarding place to work  

A career at Vopak means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be a part of a visionary, global tank storage services leader with a heritage of over 400 years and work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. We embrace inclusion and diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment, which is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. Besides a competitive salary package, we offer a comprehensive benefits program comprising health insurance, parental leave and wellness activities. 

Who are we? 

Vopak is the world's leading independent tank storage company, operating 71 terminals in 23 countries.  We store vital products such as chemicals, oils, gases, LNG and biofuels with care. With a focus on sustainability, we ensure safe, clean and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases for our customers. By doing so, we enable the delivery of products vital for the energy, chemicals and food & agriculture industries, and to our daily lives. As a progressive and growing company, we continue transforming our portfolio and position our company strategically towards more sustainable forms of energy and feedstocks for example hydrogen and CO2.

We are committed to develop key infrastructure solutions for the world's changing energy systems, while simultaneously investing in digitalization and innovation. Vopak is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 


  • 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


  • At least a Diploma and/or degree equivalent with terminal Operations experience
  • 6-9 years of experience in similar role and industry
  • 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

How to apply?

Are you the Manager, Operations we are looking for? We are interested in learning more about you. Apply to be part of our Operations team. 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.

Sollicitatie procedure

Stap 1
Stap 2
1e interview
Stap 3
Online assessment
Stap 4
2e interview
Stap 5

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