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The Port of Virginia – Virginia International Terminals is seeking a Vice President, Operations that maintains overall responsibility for productivity for The Port of Virginia Marine Terminals ensuring quality customer service. The Vice President, Operations will collaborate with the Chief Operations Officer, General Counsel, and Senior Leadership on implementation of contracts and development of operation strategies, as well as to advance The Port of Virginia’s position concerning claims, prevailing laws, rules, and regulations.
• Ensures labor costs are within budget. • Directs and coordinates, through Terminal Managers, activities of Operations Department to obtain optimum use of equipment, facilities, and personnel. • Maintains daily controls of vessel management, timely cargo throughput, and rail activity. • Coordinates with other departments to support the overall operation mission. • Plans, develops, organizes, and manages union labor relations services. • Fosters a cooperative labor relations environment consistent with the mission, values, and objectives of The Port of Virginia. • Confers and cooperates with management personnel in formulating administrative and operational policies and procedures. • Participates in annual budget development. • Recommends capital expenditures for acquisition of new equipment. • Reviews and analyzes expenditure, financial, and operations reports to determine requirements for increasing revenues. • Prepares recommendations on findings for management evaluation. • Approves requisitions for equipment, materials, and supplies within limits of budget and authorization. • Coordinates with the Operations and Maintenance leadership in establishing short and long term goals. • Works with Human Resources Department to plan colleague development. • Sets the overall operational needs in conjunction with Information Technology. • Ensures compliance with all security, safety and environmental regulations and policies within work area at all times. This includes properly addressing issues through action or reporting issues and concerns.
Minimum Qualifications • Baccalaureate degree. • Fifteen (15) years of Labor Relations or Terminal Operations fulltime professional work experience, ten (10) of which must have been in a managerial/ supervisory capacity. • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. • Excellent analytical, research and problem solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications • Knowledge of relevant labor relations laws; negotiation skills; Federal and State law involving various labor relations issues. • Knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements.
Selected applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment background check which may include any of the following: Academic record and verification of education and/or certifications; Employment history (including references); Criminal history; Driving record; Fingerprinting; drug and alcohol testing, Other records or information related to the candidate's suitability for the position.
Selected applicant must be able to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card).
About The Port of Virginia
The cargo carried by ships, trucks, and trains hold the lifeblood of our economy. Our nation’s ports, including The Port of Virginia, are at the center of it all. The fifth largest port in America, The Port of Virginia is a catalyst for commerce. A recent economic impact study found that over 374,000 jobs in Virginia – nearly 10% of Virginia’s workforce - have ties to the port. Additionally, more than $60 billion is spent on port-related goods and services each year. The Port of Virginia operates five marine terminals, has a sixth under development, and operates an intermodal container transfer facility in Front Royal, Virginia. Learn more at www.portofvirginia.com.