Port Otago Limited

Commercial Manager

Port Otago Limited

Trades and Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 20-04-2018


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Key Leadership Role                                               
  • Commercial Business Development
  • Progressive, Customer Focused Port

Port Otago is the primary export port for the South Island region of New Zealand and believes strong competition offers real benefits to shipping lines and cargo owners.  The business ensures this strong competition by delivering superior customer service in all of its integrated container and cargo handling, warehousing and container depot, and logistics and pilotage service activities.  Port Otago’s people are committed to delivering the highest standards of port services at all times.  Continued emphasis on optimising the supply chain makes the availability of a modern, multi-modal port in Otago essential to the economic wellbeing of southern New Zealand.

This key role, which reports to the Chief Executive and is part of the Leadership Team, has direct responsibility for identifying, developing and directing commercial business strategies across Port Otago’s activities.  Customers and business partners are inextricably linked and critical to the business.  The development of a customer focused culture ensuring that customers’ current and identified future requirements are clearly identified and met is a key objective of this role.  Efficiency, improvement, cost reduction and adding commercial value to customers and partners in the supply chain will be core focuses in this role. 

It is expected that applicants for this leadership level commercial management role could come from a range of industry backgrounds.  You will need to possess the following attributes:

  • High level commercial management experience gained in a relevant, competitive, environment where customers are at the centre of the business.  
  • Proven sales, business development and negotiation skills.
  • A strong, practical understanding of supply chain management. 
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Well-developed relationship skills and a highly collaborative working style.
  • The ability to contribute strategically as a member of the Leadership Team. 

This role provides the opportunity for an experienced commercial manager or an aspiring, driven commercial professional to contribute directly to the development and performance of Port Otago.  The appointee will work closely with the CE and the Board.  Career development opportunities are likely to be available based on strong performance.  The level and importance of this role within the company will be reflected in the remuneration package.

For further information on Port Otago Ltd, please visit their website www.portotago.co.nz.

Confidential enquiries should be directed to Alan Head or Jane Cotter of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email search@eqiglobal.com.    The closing date for applications is 20 April, 2018.  All applications will be acknowledged by email.

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