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Director of Operations

Kelly Services
Jacksonville, FL 32232
Director of Operations needed in Jacksonville, Florida (near Blount Island Terminal). The ideal candidate will have experience in the maritime industry.


This is a DIRECT HIRE ON-SITE position (not remote)


Salary: $120 - $150/K (depending on relative experience)


If you have experience managing import/export operations activities and operational risk functions focusing on deliveries to customers, truckers, vendors, as well as ensuring a high level of customer service, this opportunity is for you!


As a Director of Operations you will:


+ Build a high-performing operations team through assessing the team s capabilities, proactively resolving gaps, actively coach leaders to prepare them for greater responsibility, delegate duties to foster a sense of empowerment and ownership

+ Manage capital requirements and budgets for operations, while controlling costs through leadership and business process improvements

+ Direct day-to-day operations through staff - TMPR Line terminal, logistics, gate operations, yard operations, vehicle operations; all within company standards of excellence

+ Ensure adherence to programs, policies, and/or procedures to reduce or eliminate organizational risk, dealing with safety and accident prevention, physical security of the ports, hazardous materials handling, contraband prevention and stowaway prevention, business continuity, claims management, employee health and wellness, and risk management education

+ Provide leadership in managing terminal; build relationships with customers, vendors and partners Manage, assess, and report on Risk and Compliance at the terminal.

+ Maintain above-industry standards while meeting guidelines from leadership Manage, identify, and verify equipment safety, inventory and repairs within budget, with exemplary recordable Safety and Lost Time records while meeting the needs of the company and its vendors.

+ This includes risks and exposures which can result in significant personal injury, environmental damage, property damage, vessel arrests, or adverse publicity.

+ Remain knowledgeable and compliant with all government Standards and Certifications

+ Manage adherence to the Integrated Management System that covers Quality, Environmental, and Safety ISO International Organization for Standardization certifications related to operations

+ Ensure all associated contracts and records are maintained and bid appropriately

+ Manage and negotiate stevedore contracted services contacts, terminal contracts, tug and pilot contracts, and other areas as identified Maintain and actively manage relationships with service providers

+ Champion Continuous Improvement movements, philosophy, and initiatives in the operations and throughout the organization

+ Support and foster Terminal Operating Systems and Operational efficiency improvements

+ Ensure all vessel trim and stability training is delivered bi-annually, ensure all required training records are maintained and archived.

+ Report productivity and budgeting performances to VP of Operations

+ Travel periodically to Puerto Rico with oversight of vessel and terminal activities

+ Maintain safety and exemplify high ethical standards to customers, employees and vendors


+ The ideal candidate will have:

+ Strong communication and interpersonal skills

+ Business Acumen

+ Analytical skills and ability to write reports, analysis, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

+ Superior presentation skills and ability to respond to questions from Senior Management, groups of managers, clients, and customers.

+ Bi-lingual preferred but not required

+ Education Experience - Bachelor s Degree or 5 years experience in this level of Operations in the Maritime Field preferred U.S. Coast Guard license unlimited tonnage or equivalent military experience preferred


Please be sure you apply today and attach your current resume. It would be most helpful if you could email me directly and tell me why you are the perfect fit for this role! My direct email is: wendy.dees@kellyservices.com. Be sure to reference "Operations Manager in Jacksonville"


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2022-04-13 Expires: 2022-06-13

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