APL Specialist, Data Analytics in Singapore, Singapore

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.


The Specialist, Data Analytics is responsible to provide business support focusing on data and analytics components for Trade & Yield Group (TYG). The person will join a high performing team working on on-boarding project and required to understand the future applications and how to gather the data to meet the reporting requirements of TYG. The role is also required to work closely with the various business users to understand their needs, as well as IT application owners to understand where and how to obtain the relevant information.

He / She will also support the Manager, Yield Report & Dashboard to drive the data analysis and data modelling activity for TYG and to ensure timely delivery of the project. The person should have both experience within shipping industry as well as data analytics, and should be comfortable with hands-on data mining, data manipulation, data modelling and data visualization.

Key Result Areas

  • Efficient data modelling

  • Timely delivery of the project

  • Data Accuracy

Key Accountabilities / Duties

  • Build strong, effective relationship with both business and IT stakeholders across global offices and business units.

  • Proactively engage the business stakeholders within TYG to understand their need (as-is processes), Scope of Work (SOW) and develop business case on how to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used for decision making and streamlining the processes.

  • Work closely with business & IT stakeholders to understand to-be processes i.e. the future applications, data availability, and understand the process to mine the data with minimal automation.

  • Understand clearly the TYG requirements and translate the future data into a working data model.

  • Document the solution into detailed, unambiguous business and functional requirements.

  • Perform data cleansing, pre-processing to facilitate a meaningful analysis.

  • Identify risks and issues, plan the mitigating steps and communicate to relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.

  • Deliver the committed tasks and ensure these and overall project deadlines are met.

  • Work closely with business sponsors, process owners and business teams to ensure all stakeholders are fully engaged and expectations managed, and to ensure the smooth deployment and adoption of new solution.

Incumbent specification


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Information System or a related field


  • Prior experience in Liner Business is a must

  • Expertise within data analytics scope with minimum 3 years of relevant working experience

  • Ability to take a broad, strategic perspective as well as drill deep to understand the business needs and challenges

  • Understand key concepts and techniques in data analytics

  • Strong knowledge of various data mining and data modelling tools and their capabilities

Skill Sets

  • Advanced user in MS Excel / Access / SQL (at least)

  • Good understanding and experience in relational database, data modelling application

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with ability to pitch ideas and influence the stakeholders

  • Strong analytical, conceptualization and problem solving skills

Desired competencies (typical)

  • Technical Savvy and able to work with structured and unstructured data

  • Analysis and Problem solving

  • High attention to details

  • Tolerance of ambiguity

  • Team player with strong organization and people handling skills

  • Action-Oriented/Drive for results

  • Customer-focused

  • Verbal and written communications

Desired competencies (nice to have)

  • Innovation

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

**Please send a copy of your resume to carita.liu@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.

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