Director - Terminal Support

Location: Long Beach, CA
Date Posted: 05-23-2017
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location: Long Beach, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Industry: Transportation/ Marine Cargo
Rate: Commensurate with Experience
Director – Terminal Support

The Griffin Groupe is sourcing motivated professionals for a premier client in the Terminal & Marine Cargo industry.   Our client is focused on driving business results through integrity, innovation, and intensity.  This is an opportunity to grow with a rapidly expanding industry leader.
If you are ready for a business challenge with broad scope responsibility, managed a budget of at least 10+ million or have led and developed high performing teams, then consider this amazing opportunity.
  • MBA
  • 10 years+ managing teams
  • Managed a budget of $10M+
  • Experience with the transportation & logistics industry
  • Highly organized with strong verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Manage the $15m TICTF re-development project to ensure the project is completed on time and under budget while partnering with the Port of Los Angeles (POLA )to ensure no disruptions or extra costs to daily operations. 
  • Develop Maintenance and Repair (M&R) strategy.  Provide recommendations for short and long-term strategies, priorities, policies and programs to enhance profitability, productivity and efficiency in M&R department; develop policies, procedures, tactics and metrics.
  • Oversee maintenance and repair operations to ensure vendor, Pacific Crane Maintenance Company (PCMC) exceeds service levels on equipment uptime to support terminal operations while meeting budgeted costs in addition to managing chassis and reefer repair operations to achieve budgeted revenues.
  • Manage and meet operational budget for M&R, engage PCMC to manage mechanic headcount for OUR CLIENT.
  • Set and maintain performance criteria for administration of the information technology (IT) plan to include support of daily operations while also developing a strategic vision for future systems implementations to improve safety, increase efficiency and reduce costs. 
  • Provide guidance and direction to the business process function to ensure proper alignment with the operations department to achieve improved processes to reduce ILWU labor costs while improving vessel, rail and yard productivity in addition to reducing trucker turn-time. 
  • Oversee all vendors associated with the support of M&R, Business Process and IT departments to ensure lowest cost while also holding these vendors accountable to defined service levels. 
  • Responsible for establishing positive working relationships, to include consistent communication and collaboration, with appropriate Corporate Departments for the achievement of the mutual goals of the organization.
  • Responsible for representing OUR CLIENT with appropriate external stakeholders including but not limited to the Port of Los Angeles, federal and state government regulatory agencies, contractors and customers as necessary. 
  • Member of the OUR CLIENT Senior leadership team responsible for setting and executing the strategic direction of OUR CLIENT Los Angeles.
  • The minimum qualifications required for this position include a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 10+ year’s business management experience with at least 5 years managing teams.  An MBA or other relevant advanced degree is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate should have a high level of communication and organizational skills in addition to the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.  He or she requires the ability to lead and develop others while also partnering with peers to deliver the objectives of the terminal.
  • The ideal candidate should have strong verbal, written and presentation skills; and have the ability to effectively develop relationships. 
  • Demonstrated ability to form, lead, and develop high-performing teams
  • Proven ability to resolve complex problems positively and professionally
  • A strong work ethic and lots of energy
  • A passion for the transportation service/logistics industry
  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Stellar analytical, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • A solid understanding of finance and economic issues
  • Strong financial analytical skills
  • A reputation of unquestioned integrity and ethics
  • Experience in mentoring and growing staff
  • A bias for action/sense of urgency and outside-the-box thinking
  • Ability to work independently and be hands-on
  • Managing People 
  • Visionary Leadership 
  • Change Management
  • Customer Service 
  • Planning/Organizing • Teamwork
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

Please contact me with any questions:


(w) 774-773-9321
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