Terminal Manager
Ports America - Oakland, CA

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Oversee, organize and plan all security, terminal, stevedoring and ancillary services.
  • Schedule all ship calls, show pier events and ancillary services.
  • Approve all operational plans for ships, security, maintenance, parking and show pier activity.
  • Oversee all superintendent assignments and hiring of union labor workforce.
  • Obtain vessel schedule information, coordinate facility usage and approve vessel berth applications.
  • Primary liaison with Government Agencies.
  • Monitor and ensure show event compliance with all permit requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA facility and stevedoring standards.
  • Ensure compliance with OHS & E policies and procedures.
  • Approve all operational reports for OHS &E procedures.
  • Ensure payroll procedures are followed to report accurate data.
  • Provide accurate billing support data for contract services.
  • Provide customer support and coordination for all ship and show events.
  • Maintain and implement security and emergency response plans.
  • Adjudicate labor grievances at the pier level.
  • Ensure that staff is adequately educated and trained in OSHA, OHS&E policies and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Report to General Manager on conditions of facility and operational readiness.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Requirements:
    • 4 year college degree in Business Management.
    • 5 years experience managing in a marine terminal and stevedoring transportation environment.
    • Level 4 (Supervisory Staff, Frontline Managers) / See Leadership Competency Standards.
    • Superior management and leadership skills necessary to organize and direct management staff.
      • Requires a high tolerance for stress in dealing with tight deadlines, sensitive service issues and emergency situations on a day-today-basis.
      • Requires the ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the critical elements of terminal operating costs, hands-on experience with short/long term budget planning, creation and business plan implementation.
      • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills; ability to effectively communicate with internal/external points-of-contact regardless of their status or position; ability to express ideas clearly in writing for memos, letters, reports and incidental presentations.
      • Demonstrated interpersonal/management skills in a fast-paced environment dealing with diverse work groups, vendors and customers; supervisory experience with a union workforce preferred.
      • The ability to select, train and develop employee talent, and provide performance feedback in a non-threatening and timely manner.
      • Requires the ability to use PC/mainframe operating systems for data retrieval and report generation.

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