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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, September 22, 2015
CMA CGM Trinidad Limited
Strategically manage and optimize the operational processes of the agency as part of
our Global Agencies Network. Generate sales and financial budgets whilst effectively
utilizing the assets of the agency to ensure impeccable client service.
• Continuously seek new development opportunities for the agency as the key local
representative for Global Accounts
- Business Development to include:
- Propose and prepare business plan and studies for new business
ventures/opportunities for the Group in Trinidad
- Propose and prepare business plans for new service routes or synergies for the
Lines in the region.
• Development of Global Accounts
• Develop plans for optimization of Agency functions on a Regional basis within a
• Responsible for cost cutting plan initiatives and implementation.
• Identify opportunities of integration into Shared Service Center and implementation
• Manage Sales and Financial budgets.
• Use strong leadership skills to Implement and ensure all operational functions are in
accordance with the Group's rules and regulations
• Post Graduate Degree in related field
• A minimum of 5 years Managerial experience within an International Shipping Line.
• Proven negotiation skills
• Multilingual, with a minimum requirement of English and Spanish.
• Proficient knowledge of Shipping Line operations.
• Strong analytical skills with experience in preparation of business plans and studies.
• Working knowledge of Agency Cluster environment.
• Excellent communication skills in an International environment.
SALES PERSON FOR PARTS DEPARTMENT
Effective communications skills
Minimum of five C.X.C. O'Level passes (including
Maths and English)
Minimum of two (2) years experience
Applicants must be over the age of 25 years
PLEASE SEND RESUME TO:
Guardian Box Y1825
If the interviewer
knows what they are
doing, you will be asked
if you have any ques-
tions about the job. Be
prepared! Asking good
questions shows that
you are interested and
Employers usually have
several candidates for
every job, and they aren't
interested in a candidate
who isn't really interested
in them or the opportu-
nity. Typically, a job seeker
with no questions is
assumed to be either not
really interested or not
Questions to Ask in a
Try not to ask questions
that can be answered with
a simple yes or no.
You want more infor-
mation, and people will
usually provide that if you
ask "open-ended" ques-
tions, like these.
Questions about the
Ask questions that will
help you determine if you
would actually like the job,
and be able to do it well.
What can you tell me
about this job that isn't in
What is the key to suc-
cess in this job?
What is the major focus
of the person in this job?
What are your future
plans for this job?
What are the prospects
for growth for the person
in this job?
Why is this position
open? Is it a new position
or a replacement for
New position is usu-
ally good (sign that the
organization is proba-
If the job is a replace-
ment, ask if the employee
transferred to another part
of the company, was pro-
moted, or left the employ-
• How long does some-
one typically stay in
• How often is this job
• What is a typical (day,
week, month, or year)
for a person in this
Choose multiple time
frames, if that feels
• What is the toughest
time of (day, week,
month, or year) for a
person in the job?
• What is the key thing
someone does to be
successful in this job?
• What are the most
important skills of the
person who does this
• What is the biggest
challenge someone in
this job faces on a daily (or weekly
or monthly) basis?
If anyone has failed at this job, why did
Who does the person in this job report
to?(If this job reports to more than one
person, ask who writes the performance
Is there much travel associated with
this job? Where and how often?
What hours are typically worked in a
week for someone successful in this job?
Is overtime expected or accepted?
Questions about the organisation:
(Do not ask a question that could be
answered by a quick visit to the employer's
website or a Google search.)
• What can you tell me about this
organization that isn't widely known?
• What is the key to success in this
• How many people are in this group
(department, office, and/or compa-
• How many have joined in the last
• (In a fast growing company, several
people could have been added. In a
tough place to work, several people
could have left.)
• How many peopole have left in the
• How long do people usually stay in
• How do you define (or measure) "suc-
• Does this organization promote from
• How does senior management view
• Where do you see this group in five
• When and how is feedback given to
• If regular performance reports are
done, what is the time frame between
reports, who writes them, and who
contributes to them?
Ask about anything else in your
preparation that raised questions for
Questions about the person interviewing
• How long have you worked here?
• Do you enjoy working here?
• Why are you successful here?
Questions about their process and
the next steps:
• What happens next in this process?
(another round of interviews or ref-
erence checks or...)
• When do you expect to make an offer,
and when do you anticipate the per-
son in this job will start work?
• Who should I stay in touch with (get
name, job title, and contact infor-
Questions You Should Definitely
These questions indicate either show
lack of interest, preparation, or intelligence.
Or, they may indicate potential problems
that might disqualify as a candidate.
These questions are usually opportunity
killers because they seem to indicate you
have something to hide:
• Do you conduct background checks
before hiring someone?
• Are drug tests required? How often?
How much warning before the drug
• Do you check references?
These questions indicate lack of
interest in the current job:
• What other jobs are available here?
• How soon could I apply for another
• How quickly can I get promoted?
You should already know the answers
based on your pre-application or pre-
• What does this company do?
• Who's in charge?
• How old is this company?
• Who's the main competition?
Save these "selfish" questions until
you are discussing the job offer:
• How soon can I get a raise?
• How much vacation time is paid?
• When can I take a vacation?
• How many personal days are allowed?
• When can I start taking them?
• How many sick days are allowed?
• How long do I need to work here
before taking a sick day?
• Do employees get discounts?
For this job interview, stick to questions
about the job.
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