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Manager, Port Efficiency - Facilities & Goods Movement

Job ID: 39149
Department: Port
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Port Department’s mission is to develop and manage competitive port infrastructure and service by providing leadership to expedite movement of cargo in a secure, environmentally, and financially sound manner. The Business Development and Industry Relations unit within the Port Department is seeking a Manager, Port Efficiency - Facilities & Goods Movement to join their team. Reporting to the Manager, Business Development & Industry Relations, the selected candidate will be responsible for identifying improvements to port facilities and services that could lead to increased efficiencies that increase the value proposition of moving cargo through the Port of New York and New Jersey (PONYNJ).  

This position will be domiciled in the Business Development & Industry Relations Division and will have significant cross-functional interface with Marketing, Leasing, Facility Operations, Cross-Harbor/Rail, Finance and Government and Community Relations.  This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:  

  • Overall management of the Facilities & Goods Movement Unit including Foreign Trade Zone 49 Grantee tasks and related functions.  

  • Development, implementation and refinement of operational efficiency, customer service and technology objectives outlined in but not limited to the Council of Port Performance, Agency-wide initiatives and feedback gathered from external port stakeholders and customers.  

  • Serving as principal point of contact for supply chain partners including the trucking community, terminal operators, ocean carriers, freight railroads, warehouse and distribution center operators, industrial real estate developers and other logistics providers.  

  • Serving as principal point of contact with government, regulatory and sibling transportation agencies and departments as well as planning organizations as it relates to improving supply chain efficiency and service reliability.    

  • Collaborating with stakeholders on operational matters, gathering and disseminating intelligence focused on port efficiency, technology and planning initiatives.  

  • Identifying programs and initiatives to increase the efficiency, reliability and attractiveness of the Port such as: warehousing and related logistics services (on and off port); enhancements to the Port Manager System; rail cargo visibility; real-time customer focused dashboards; chassis inventory and availability; and CBP resources. 

  • Providing support on Department-wide initiatives to grow cargo volume, including inland port assessment and feasibility; empty and truck depots; chassis operations and intermodal rail service product development. 


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a concentration in international business/trade, marine transportation, marine operations, logistics, supply chain management, intermodal transportation, or another related field from an accredited college or university.

  • 8-10+ years of relevant experience in port operations and/or port planning, including strategic planning, market analysis/sales activities. 

  • Understanding of cargo markets influencing Port Authority market development. 

  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a Federal Security Background check and obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) to work in a maritime environment as required by Department of Homeland Security. 

  • A valid driver’s license. 


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated understanding of PONYNJ marine terminals as well as ancillary services including rail.  

  • Demonstrated understanding of Port Authority operations, marketing and business development. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in the international logistics system from factory door to store shelf, including major companies involved in each link in the logistics chain and the major issues faced by each system user when moving cargo via major gateway ports. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of ocean carrier and BCO perspectives regarding the advantages and disadvantages associated with using PONYNJ facilities vs. competing ports. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of ocean carrier operations, including decision making processes related to pricing port/terminal selection, intermodal routing, land side infrastructure support. 

  • Demonstrated ability to link customer needs with new service opportunities. 

  • Understanding of cargo markets, trends, and opportunities. 

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with external stakeholders. 

  • Ability to influence decision makers. 

  • Ability to speak with authority and expertise to groups of industry professionals. 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Customer Relationship Management databases. 

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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