The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose port authority located in Vancouver, Wash. along the banks of the Columbia River. The port has handled a variety of bulk and break bulk cargos since 1912.
The Port of Vancouver USA is a hub for more than 7 million tons of cargo moving from as far away as the Midwest to the Middle East, making its way on barges, rail, ships, or trucks –all converging on port docks. The bulk of cargo at the port includes wheat, minerals, autos, large project cargo, and liquids.
The port is in a period of transition to triple our cargo tonnage in the coming years. We are a versatile, hard-working port on a mission to create jobs and trade for the region. Our $275 million rail project supports growing wheat, corn, and soy exports, while attracting new customers and other commodities. This is an exciting, highly visible time, requiring outreach and dialog with our community and stakeholders.
The port is also home to over 50 industrial tenants that vary from panel manufacturing to electronics recycling and small-batch beer malt distributing. We have recently added more than 50 acres of ready-to-build industrial property, and are set to grow.
Sound interesting? Read on.
We seek a professional, knowledgeable, Chief Commercial Officer for a full-time regular position. The essential responsibilities for the Chief Commercial Officer may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Actively support the Port’s mission and vision and demonstrate values consistently.
Work effectively as a team player with all Port employees.
Participates as a member of the port executive leadership team; contributes to development of port vision, strategic plan and operational strategies. Partners with executive team to develop short-term goals and long range objectives directing the activities of divisions to achieve goals.
Oversees and directs sales and marketing team; ensure functions and departmental team goals and strategies are fully aligned with port’s overall mission, goals and key initiatives.
Develops policies consistent with the Commission and CEO’s organizational policies and objectives and insures their adequate execution. Evaluates the results of business opportunities and retention, and reports these results to the executive leadership team. Keeps top management advised of cargo trends, customer requirements and provides recommendations for improvement to policies or procedures.
Plan short and long range marketing strategies, techniques, objectives, programs, and sales contacts to promote domestic and international trade through the Port of Vancouver.
Provide overall direction and management to the sales and industrial team to achieve the port’s corporate sales goals.
Develop skills of sales team to provide for long term stability in the ports marketing department.
Keeps upper management advised of trends affecting the Port’s competitive status and impacts to revenue.
Perform other duties in support of the marketing function, including negotiating rates and contracts with the Port's marine and industrial customers.
Plan and direct the marine cargo development program through marketing and solicitation efforts to generate new cargo and freight traffic through Port facilities.
Actively promote utilization of the Port through developing and maintaining sales contacts with exporters, importers, steamship lines and agents, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and other transportation carriers.
Participate in the development of the Port annual budget; establish sales revenue forecast and marketing expense budget including solicitation and advertising expenditures to achieve marketing objectives.
Instills an environment of accountability and achievement by measuring progress and addressing performance trends.
Ensure teams deliver the highest standard of customer service.
Represents the port with public, community groups and professional organizations.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, marketing or related field. Emphasis should be in marketing, foreign trade, business administration, economics, finance, logistics, or related subjects.
Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible management experience, including five years in a highly responsible management capacity with responsibility for directing a major segment of a large and complex operation such as sales, marketing, logistics or international trade related industry.
Experience in public sector and port industry highly desirable. Ability to operate effectively in a public sector organization and culture, including collaboration with a variety of internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
Knowledge of local industrial and marine trends, international transportation, freight forwarding/customs house brokering, and international business transactions.
Demonstrated skills and ability to develop long-term strategic goals and objectives for a large organization.
Proactive team player who is able to work effectively as part of an executive management team, with the ability to manage multiple high-level managers and coordinate operations to achieve departmental goals.
Skilled at facilitating open and constructive dialogue; offers a creative and entrepreneurial approach with energy and enthusiasm for new ideas.
If you are interested in this position, please click the apply through the link below.
The posting will remain open until August 14, 2017.
The Port of Vancouver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Port of Vancouver complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose port authority on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington. Established in 1912 to ensure public ownership of trade docks, the port has served as an engine for economic growth in our community for more than 100 years.
The port handles more than 6 million tons of cargo each year. Products such as wheat, grains, mineral and liquid bulks, automobile...s and project cargoes make their way to and from Vancouver by ship, train, truck or barge from points as far away as Asia, South America and the Middle East.
The port is home to more than 50 industrial tenants that vary from wood panel manufacturing to electronics recycling and small-batch beer malt distributing.