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Resource Planning Lead, Port Operations

Sector:  OXAGON
Division:  Port/Sea Mobility


The purpose of Resource Planning Lead is to lead and centralize all resource planning and deployment activities across container and non-containerized operations, includes establishing processes and procedures, roster scheduling, reporting, budget, cost analysis, contracts, service delivery, administrative support and leadership of the team.



  • Manage and deliver resource requirement (Manpower and equipment) in daily operations for container operations, non-containerized operations and marine services
  • Responsible for all port staff rosters and resource related contracts ensuring they are managed with regards to KSA Labour Laws
  • Monitor and ensure cost effective resource deployment and efficient planning operations to achieve the set KPI
  • Prepare forecasts and budgets for dynamic workloads and resource requirement, monitoring business change & developing models to improve accuracy
  • Constantly review and propose effective shift/roster patterns to match business requirements, with the consideration of flexibility, lead time, cost and availability
  • Train and develop resource planning team to KSA and international standards and achieve set KPI together in the coming expansion
  • Collaborate with T&D to develop systems to improve roster scheduling and resource deployment mechanism to drive down cost
  • Ensure policies and procedures for safety, environment, and security compliance of all related activity areas
  • Manage employee performance issues including training, appraisals, discipline, and grievances.
  • Actively collaborate with peers in other port workstreams to deliver best possible service delivery solutions
  • Contribute to and develop relationships with outsourcers/contractors and other port related users ensuring resource supply timely
  • Provide administrative support to the port team including but not limited to transportation, accommodation, recruitment and HR related items
  • To accomplish ad-hoc tasks when require



  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, Supply Chain & Logistics or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the resource/roster planning role (container and port industry preferrable) with 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience
  • Solid knowledge in resources planning including roster scheduling, outsourcing contracts, workloads and resources control and forecast in port industry
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate across the port team and outsourcers/contractors.
  • Experience in labor intensive industry in GCC region is a plus
  • Able to work round the clock and respond to emergencies/exceptions at any time
  • Proven experience in safety, cost, and productivity improvement as well as design and implementation of new operation procedure for continuous improvement
  • Fundamental process development, project management skills
  • Have good command of both written and spoken English,
    Arabic speaking is a plus

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