Port Operations - East Coast Manager

Location: Auckland
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Rail & Maritime Transport
Reference: BBBH1126_1610503193
Job Published: January 13, 2021

The Company: A well established family friendly NZ exporter who is well known for their expertise in forestry & log exports throughout Australia and Asia.

The role: We are currently on the look out for an East Coast Manager to manage and coordinate the supply, loading and port operations of log exports out of Gisborne and Napier ports.


  • Manage the Gisborne and Napier Port Operations
  • Work closely and manage the activities of the Log Marshalling company
  • Maximise storage for logs on and off the port
  • Vessel scheduling, monitor arrivals and work to minimise or avoid congestion
  • Ensure cargo is in stock and available for loading, supervise and coordinate all service providers to ensure the ship is loaded safely, accurately and efficiently.
  • Work closely with Procurement and Operations Managers
  • Manage key suppliers to ensure a steady flow of supply, monitor cargo deliveries
  • Work closely with the port service providers on H&S, KPI's and incidents

Skills & experience:

  • Experience in Port Operations in a supervisory or management role.
  • Forestry and export operations experience preferred but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Has the ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external parties.

This is a sole charge position based in Gisborne, but you will have full support from the Tauranga office, in addition you will receive a full induction and training to support a smooth transition into the role?

Do you reside in Gisborne or are you simply ready to re-locate?

For more information, apply online to Rosalee Fitisemanu.

I will be on leave from the 24th Dec - 11th January 2021, all applications will be reviewed after this date.