Whether by land, sea or air, the Massachusetts Port Authority is New England’s gateway to the world. Massport’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of New England residents and protect the freedom to travel safely, securely, efficiently and cost-effectively. Massport strives to always be a good steward by treating colleagues and customers with respect, embracing diversity and minimizing the impact of transportation services on our neighbors and the environment.
Massport employs about 1,400 people. Its facilities, Boston Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston’s containerized cargo, cruise and autoport terminals, L.G. Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, and real estate holdings in South Boston and East Boston, employ more than 18,000.
ABOUT THE PORT OF BOSTON
CARGO: The Port of Boston is an economic engine fueling the New England regional economy and Conley Terminal is New England’s only full-service container terminal.
The Working Port supports $8.2 billion in economic impact annually with 66,000 jobs. Its economic impact has doubled since 2012 and over 2,500 businesses throughout New England utilize Conley Container Terminal – a 56% increase in 5 years. The Port has had 5 consecutive years of record-breaking growth.
Massport ended its Fiscal Year at over 307,000 TEUs through the port – an 8% increase over FY2018. Nine of the world’s top shipping lines call the Port of Boston – MSC, COSCO, OOCL, Evergreen, CMA CGM, APL, Yang Ming, Hapag-Lloyd, and ONE. The Port of Boston has three weekly services that are represented by all three major alliances – one from North Europe and two from Asia. The port consistently enjoys truck turn times (dual transactions) under 40 minutes and the Port has seen a 37% increase in productivity from the ILA in the past 5 years.
CRUISE: Flynn Cruiseport Boston, owned and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) opened in 1986 and welcomed 13 cruise ships and a total of 11,723 passengers in its first season. In 2018, Flynn Cruiseport Boston handled 151 ships and set a new passenger record of 389,619, including maiden calls by MS Fram (Hurtigruten), Hebridean Sky (Noble Caledonia) and Celebrity Silhouette (Celebrity Cruises).
In 2019, Flynn Cruiseport Boston expects to exceed over 400,000 passengers through a mix of 143 homeport and port of call ships.
Reporting to the CEO, the Port Director leads and directs all business planning, strategic initiatives, business development, marketing, financial management, and the safety and security and day-to-day oversight of Massport’s Maritime Division. Drives major projects and complex coordination of key stakeholders to advance the Authority’s short and long-term goals and objectives and the Maritime mission.
The Port Director’s primary accountabilities include:
Strategic Leadership of the Maritime Division
Advising Massport’s CEO/Executive Director
Business Development Efforts
Financial Management and Analysis
General Administration and Management
Safety and Security
Strategic Staff Management
The Port Director has seven direct reports including:
Director, Maritime Security; Deputy Port Director, Finance; Deputy Port Director, Operations; Deputy Port Director, Business Development; Maritime Policy Manager; Maritime Administration Manager; Executive Assistant
Required Qualifications & Experience: Ten to fifteen years’ executive level experience in business administration or management in either private sector marine transportation or in a port authority environment. Demonstrated skills in budget administration or management required. Previous senior level managerial experience in the port industry with demonstrated skills leading professional level teams is required.
Close Date & Process: The initial close date for the search is Friday, October 4, 2019. First round interviews will be conducted the week of October 21. Finalist interviews will be conducted between October 28, and November 5.
Comprehensive job description is available upon request.
Internal Number: J 2001
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