TIM BEHNCKE Long Beach, CA 90814 (310) 420-0032 firstname.lastname@example.org www.linkedin.com/in/timbehncke Work Experience 2011-present APM Terminals Pacific Ltd. Los Angeles, CA, USA Manager – Terminal Operations Managing marine operations on a 350-acre terminal involving up to 15 super post- panamax cranes per shift and a weekly volume of up to 15K vessel lifts. Driving safety, productivity and cost efficiency successfully while leading and developing 20 Marine Superintendents managing one of the most militant and transient union workforces in the US. Maintaining cordial, although effective communications with shipping line rd representatives, 3 party customers and US government regulatory agencies. Playing a valuable role on a management team responsible for annual cargo volumes of +1 million TEU, an annual vessel operations labor payroll exceeding USD 50M, contributing to an annual revenue of USD 377M. Leading the execution of a global transformation project aimed at continuous improvement, operational excellence and effectiveness. Identified a total potential of USD 24M bottom line improvement through productivity improvements and cost savings initiatives for the first 2 years of the global transformation project. Active contributor to safety and winning both the PMA Safety Award for the category A Container Terminal in Southern California and the PMA Coast Award for the category A Container Terminal for 5 consecutive years. 2009-2011 APM Terminals Deutschland Holding GmbH Neuss, Germany Managing Director – Inland Intermodal Terminal Managed the implementation of a business plan for a new €14M intermodal terminal under a 20-year lease contract. Recruited, lead and developed 10 terminal staff during the start-up phase. Designed, installed and optimized operational processes on the 20-acre terminal. Generated an annual income of €2.5M with the objective to break even on the cash flow during year 3 of operations. Responsible for an annual payroll exceeding €750K. Ensured compliance of federal, state and local laws of the entity. Drove the operational strategy of the company while managing the terminal’s P&L. Monitored performance against established KPIs and took appropriate actions where necessary. Managed costs by analyzing expenditures, seeking more cost effective alternatives and taking corrective actions as seen fit. Negotiated local contracts with both internal and external customers and suppliers. Identified current and future trends/patterns impacting the area of responsibility. Developed and maintained customer/business relationships as appropriate. Supervised the construction-phase of the terminal in liaison with the investor (Port of Neuss - Düsseldorf), architects, construction engineers, and involved regulatory authorities. Procured container handling equipment amounting to €650K. Contracted and implemented new terminal operating software priced at €350K. 2007-2009 Maersk Benelux B.V Rotterdam, The Netherlands Port Planner – Maersk Line, Northern Europe Liner Operations Center Managed day-to-day vessel operations by coordinating 60+ weekly calls. Established and maintained valuable relationships with port authorities and terminal operators across 13 North European terminals. Developed and managed berthing schemes covering up to 15 weekly calls per terminal. Achieved 79% global schedule reliability, making Maersk Line best performing carrier among ‘Top 20’ carriers in 2009. Set-up and managed the feeder network within Northern Europe in cooperation with global fleet management. Performed ‘make or buy’ cost analysis for new feeder products, balancing cost of own feeder service vs. slot charter cost. Established phase-in/phase-out plans for chartered feeder vessels. Increased Northern European port productivity by 14% above set target. Created and coordinated contingency plans (weather, strike, holidays, or emergencies). Realized $15M in bunker savings in 2 months as part of the ‘ETA Communication Project’. 2005-2007 Maersk Deutschland A/S & Co. KG Bremen, Germany Key Account Manager Generated targeted business for Maersk Line Germany through both direct clients and forwarders. Managed customer retention and satisfaction during the merger with P&O Nedlloyd. Developed compelling, sustainable, mutually-beneficial integrated service offerings consistent with business unit strategies. Supported the optimization of cooperation between different sales segments in liaison with Key Account desks, District Sales Managers, and the National Sales Manager. Supervised inside sales- and pricing coordinators. Maintained contract management-, pricing-, and forecasting systems 2003-2005 APM Terminals Pacific Ltd. Los Angeles, CA, USA Assistant Operations Manager Served as an Assistant Operations Manager at one of the largest container terminals in the world. Supervisory duties included stevedoring operations utilizing 13 super post- panamax cranes, 29 RTGs and 34 top handlers operating in a 484 acre terminal. Conducted 8 crane operations against 6600 TEU vessels. Developed and sustained successful working relationships with foremen, crane drivers, clerks and longshoremen and their Union business agents. Increased on-time vessel departure service metrics from 27% to 100% when assigned to rd manage critical 3 party business. Integrated 140 acres of new container yard and 1500’ of berth. 2001-2003 Maersk Logistics Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG Bremen, Germany A.P Moeller-Maersk Management Trainee Program (Maersk International Shipping Education – Graduate) Graduated from Class of 2001 (one of 414 selected from 45.000+ applicants). Completed intensive practical and theoretical education during a two-year period across all major divisions of the A.P. Moeller – Maersk Group with extensive multicultural exposure. Excelled in Maritime Technology, Economics, Investment, Offshore, and Liner Trade. Received training to further develop skills and gain experience in fields such as presentation technique, negotiation skills, and leadership skills/people management. Education 2001-2003 College for Wholesale, Foreign Trade & Transport Bremen, Germany 2000-2001 University of Bremen, Major: Economic Sciences Bremen, Germany Major: Economic Sciences 1997-1999 University-entrance diploma (A-levels) Bremen, Germany Specialization: Economics and English Strengths & Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent leadership and people development skills. Qualifications Self-motivated, dedicated, goal-oriented personality. Team player, able to both provide and take direction well while prioritizing. Entrepreneurial. Languages: German (native), English (fluent), Dutch (fluent). Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Navis SPARCS, SAP.
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