APL Business Operations Analyst in Norfolk, Virginia

CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 504 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2017, they carried 18.9 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions.

With a presence in 160 countries and through its 755 agencies network, the Group employs more than 30,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.

This position will be responsible to:

Data Management

  • Develop, streamline, implement, and maintain data sources, data analytics systems including dashboards for use in cost/revenue analysis, reporting, and forecasting

Budget and Forecasting

  • Use statistical techniques of data mining, predictive modeling, and scenario analysis to perform regression analysis establishing proper correlation and causation between key data sets

Financial Variance Analysis

  • Perform budget vs actual and trend variance analysis to provide detailed and robust variance explanations

  • Regularly meet with key stakeholders to further confirm and validate analysis findings and gather information on actions taken by the responsible departments to correct and improve financial performance


  • Compile financial and operational data into single source of truth providing detailed cost/revenue evolutions and explanations of variations and actions taken to improve financial performance

  • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned.

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • 2 years of Industry experience required.

  • Advanced working knowledge of container shipping industry

  • Advanced working knowledge in data analytics

  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles

  • Basic knowledge in project management

  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Excel, and Access

  • Ability to work under stress and tight deadlines with high level of accuracy

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with strong presentation skills

  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills

  • Proven ability to work independently and in team environment

  • Accepts responsibility and accountability with focus on results

  • Ability to monitor and manage priorities and work on multiple tasks concurrently

  • Ability to develop processes and design process manuals

  • Ability to read and interpret contractual agreements

  • Ability to train other team members

  • Experience with COGNOS

  • Experience in analytics

  • Experience in finance and/or container shipping operations

  • Experience with reporting information to top management


Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure

CMA CGM (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.