The Northwest Seaport Alliance is recruiting for a Chief Operations Officer.
As a member of the Executive Team, the Chief Operations Officer is responsible for providing management and oversight in two key areas: marine operations (including rail, roads, terminals, breakbulk operations and management of the waterway) and the maintenance department. This position will partner with key stakeholders, including labor leaders across the various operational sectors, to deliver cost competitive and efficient operational solutions through utilization of proactive, collaborative and innovative approach. The incumbent will effectively lead a team focused on providing exceptional service to alliance customers.
Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, transportation or a related field is required. MBA is preferred.
Minimum of ten (10) years’ progressively responsible experience in ocean carrier, port, terminal operations or other related industry is required. Extensive experience managing and supervision a department, work unit or team is also required. Experience and/or certifications in labor relations and contract negotiations preferred.
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About The Northwest Seaport Alliance
The ports of Tacoma and Seattle joined forces to unify management of their marine cargo facilities and business to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway and attract more marine cargo and jobs for the region. The Northwest Seaport Alliance is the third-largest container gateway in North America. It is the first alliance of its kind in North America. Located in the Pacific Northwest in Washington State, the alliance offers shorter U.S.-to-Asia transits, as well as a deep connection to Alaska. The alliance is a major center for containers, bulk, breakbulk, project/heavy-lift cargo, automobiles and trucks. It is connected to the second-largest concentration of distribution centers on the West Coast.
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