General Manager, Operations

Listed 5 days Ago
Port Taranaki Limited
Transportation and Logistics

Port Taranaki is strategically important to the economic development of the Taranaki region. To achieve our vision of being “The Pride of Taranaki”, we have embarked on a strategy to enable us to strengthen our competitive position and ensure our operations are fit for future needs. Port Taranaki are committed to making trade easy for our customers by working as one integrated team. 

Reporting to the CEO, this role will:

  • Foster an inclusive, continuous improvement culture
  • Ensure that all land based, and marine operations support the long-term strategic plan
  • Develop and deliver operating model improvements alongside excellence in operational planning 
  • Provide coaching and development for teams that build individual and organisational capacity 
  • Act as a key liaison point between stakeholders, including our operational teams, customers, Harbour Master, and industry. 
  • Play an integral part in the delivery of the organisations Health, Safety and Environment Management System, including Controlling Operations, Hazard, and Risk Management along with Emergency and Crisis Management. 

This high impact leadership role requires a commercially astute leader who will become part of the senior executive team and will interact regularly with our board. You will have the unique opportunity to shape an exciting future for Port Taranaki, to make trade easy for our customers and enable our region to prosper.

Your previous experience will have:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in working across diverse teams
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, balancing day to day operational demands with longer term planning and project delivery
  • Proven commercial acumen
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities 
  • Advanced software skills (specifically Windows Suite)
  • Knowledge of Port operations and the maritime industry, alongside a tertiary qualification in either operations or logistics would be an advantage

Cultural fit is extremely important to Port Taranaki, so whilst you will be a highly experienced professional, you will also be someone with an engaging personality and values that are consistent with the vision of Port Taranaki. 

About Port Taranaki

Port Taranaki is centrally located on the west coast of the North Island and is the only deep-water seaport on New Zealand's western seaboard. Port Taranaki offers nine fully serviced berths for a wide variety of cargoes and vessels. The Port handles cargo principally related to  the farming, engineering and petrochemical industries. Additionally, the port is a servicing base for sea transport and related industries and is a provider of related maritime, support and heavy lift services to the offshore and onshore oil exploration industries

If you can demonstrate that you meet our key selection criteria and you are motivated to contribute to the overall success of Port Taranaki, then apply online now.  You must also hold a full NZ driver’s license and your applications should include a CV and cover letter. Applications close 9am, Monday 10 October 2022.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete criminal convictions check (CCH) and must already hold the required residency status to work in New Zealand. This position also requires the successful candidate to be located, and or to relocate, to the Taranaki region.