Under general leadership of the Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director supports the Executive Director in the planning, organization, and day-to-day operations of the Port of Long Beach and serves as the Port’s Chief Operating Officer. The successful candidate will provide leadership and oversee the daily activities of the Capital Programs Executive and four Managing Directors, one each for Commercial Operations, Engineering Services, Finance and Administration, and Planning and Environmental Affairs.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Port of Long Beach has an outstanding international reputation and is highly regarded for its progressive and customer service–focused environment. It is a fast-paced, collaborative, diverse and results-oriented organization. The Port is seeking a seasoned and strong leader with outstanding interpersonal and communications skills. This progressive leader will have a background in operations, engineering or finance in a maritime organization. S/he will understand the operations of local government, navigate through the process and be able to get projects completed. This leader will have a strong sense of business and appreciation for transparency.
The successful candidate will be professional, poised and comfortable when giving public presentations. S/he will be a problem-solver and be able to analyze and make sound recommendations on complex public policy, management and administrative issues. This person will understand, interpret, explain and apply Port policy and procedures, local, state, and federal law, and regulations and court decisions applicable to the Port’s security operations. S/he will exercise sound, expert, professional judgment and apply a seasoned political acumen within broad general policy guidelines. This leader will also exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential issues and situations, as well as establish and maintain effective working relationships with Commissioners, other elected and appointed governmental officials, industry/business executives, city departments, professional and community groups, consultants, developers, employees and the public.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Provides direct and indirect supervision of the Managing Directors and Capital Programs Executive, establishing goals and objectives, measuring performance, and ensuring an effective, customer-oriented service level is attained;
Oversees the majority of the Port’s full-time personnel and has oversight of the operating and capital budgets;
Communicates the Port's mission, goals and objectives, as well as the policies and procedures to effect them; recommends proposed policies, rules, ordinances, or measures to the Executive Director;
Provides executive oversight for the long-range strategic planning process, including the development and implementation of goals, strategies, and key performance indicators; oversees the performance standards of the Port by working with staff to establish and evaluate performance objectives for each division, bureau and the department overall; leads organizational assessments and operational optimization studies to evaluate and/or improve the effectiveness of management and operational practices on a continuous basis;
Controls the operating performance of the Port by reviewing actual versus planned performance, while providing guidance to bureau directors, officers, department managers and employees of the Port;
Ensures Port personnel coordinate their efforts to provide the best use of Port land, facilities, personnel and capital resources; ensures all laws and ordinances the Port are duly enforced and that all franchise permits and privileges granted by the Port are observed;
Develops and promotes regional, national, continental and international trade and attraction of tenants to the Port's facilities;
Performs other duties as required
A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
A MBA/MPA or other equivalent master’s degree is highly desirable.
A valid California driver’s license to perform work-related duties, including driving to meetings and work-related events.
Ten years of progressively responsible experience in an executive level capacity, preferably working for a public enterprise entity comparable to the complexity and size of operations found at the Port of Long Beach.
An outstanding strategic planning background, extensive financial management expertise, and be comfortable in researching, seeking out and developing new business and cost containment programs is highly desirable.
Strong entrepreneurial background with considerable marketing and sales experience would be beneficial, as would specific knowledge of railroad, trucking, domestic and international shipping laws and regulations is highly desirable.
Experience overseeing operating and capital budgets.
Marine or transportation experience is desired.
Successful experience working in complex jurisdictional or political settings with other governmental, business, economic development and environmental groups is desired.
Specific experience working with business interests from the Pacific Rim and other international markets is desired.
Background in operations, engineering or finance with a maritime organization.
A history of developing and fostering effective partnerships.
A history of managing and successfully working with people from diverse backgrounds and areas of technical expertise.
Final filing date is January 18, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Detailed job posting with filing instructions is posted at www.polb.com/jobs. Posting can be found on the right hand side under “Current Executive Leadership Openings.”
The PORT OF LONG BEACH is one of the world’s busiest seaports and is a leading gateway for international trade. Founded in 1911, it has grown to more than 3200 acres and moves more than $180 billion in trade each year. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in North America. If combined with its next-door neighbor, the Port of Los Angeles, the San Pedro Bay port complex wou...ld rank among the top nine busiest container ports in the world. East Asian trade accounts for more than 90 percent of Long Beach shipments with the top trading partners being China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Visit www.polb.com for more information.