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Container Terminal Manager

Lyttelton Port Company


  • Global Trade Gateway for the South
  • Optimisation of Services
  • Lyttelton, Christchurch


Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) is the south Island’s largest port and container terminal service. It provides specialised cargo handling and stevedoring services, and manages over 440,000 TEU container movements each year. LPC employs over 500 staff and is committed to continuous improvement of its services to its customers. With cargo volumes set to double over the next two decades, after having already doubled in the last decade, LPC’s continued investment to facilities and technology remains key to the economic prosperity of the region. The ongoing substantial investment in an efficient, cost effective and modern Container Terminal is critical to the company’s commitment to delivering internationally competitive standards of customer service.


The Container Terminal Manager will be responsible for providing operational and strategic leadership to container operations, through leading a capable and experienced team to consistently achieve performance and safety targets. With a focus on ongoing continuous improvement of processes, infrastructure and resourcing, the Container Terminal Manager will ensure operations are commercially competitive, customer driven, efficient and profitable. Key responsibilities include people leadership and culture development, maintaining quality service delivery, health & safety leadership, financial management, and maintaining quality stakeholder relationships. The Container Terminal Manager will lead the future development of the container terminal.


Applicants will demonstrate the following: 


  • Demonstrated leadership success within a port or complex logistics environment.
  • Outstanding team leadership, with proven ability to shape a performance team culture.
  • High level financial and commercial acumen with proven critical evaluation and analysis skills.
  • A demonstrated focus on continuous improvement and health & safety leadership.
  • Highly developed negotiation skills, robustness and resilience.
  • The aspiration and capability for a more expansive strategic role.


This is an exceptional opportunity for a robust and experienced operational leader to play a pivotal role within an organisation on a growth journey and a role with future career potential



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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at search@eqiglobal.com


Applications for this role should include a cover letter and resume.


Closing date for applications is Wednesday 12 February 2020.

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