Operations Manager


About us

Employing over 1200 staff in 13 locations across New Zealand, C3 Limited is a market leader in New Zealand’s port related product and cargo handling. Adding value to our client’s businesses by providing innovative solutions to their transport and logistic needs.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a driven and experienced people manager to focus on all operational aspects of our on-wharf logistical services. C3 Auckland covers a diverse scope of operations, ranging from stevedoring vessels, marshalling cargo to packing and unpacking services. This is a dynamic operation and covers a variety of cargo commodities, not limited to cars, machinery, containers, and break bulk.

Reporting to the Branch Manager we seek someone who can develop and lead a large team as well as manage the day-to-day operations of the business. The role works within a tight knit team and has up to 6 direct reports and up to 140 indirect reports in any given shift.  This position offers opportunities to deliver and innovate across three key pillars: customer service, people management and overall resource efficiency.

C3 Auckland operates 24/7, subsequently this position requires someone who is flexible and adaptable. This is an exciting role with plenty of scope, autonomy, and variety.

The successful candidate will require the following:

 Strong and effective people leadership skills with the ability work in a complex labour environment

 Experience with optimizing efficiency of labour and mobile plant

 Demonstrate commitment to health and safety management

 Effective relationship management with customers and staff

 Excellent planning and organisation skills

 Strong business acumen

 Experience with Microsoft office suite & ability to quickly learn new computer programs.

 Proven operational management experience, ideally in a logistical or supply chain industry

What’s on offer?

C3 provides a progressive and stable work environment as an essential service provider to the Ports of Auckland. The position also offers plenty of scope, challenge, and variety in the fast-paced port/logistics environment.

You will be leading a team that are down to earth and friendly, and there are opportunities for you to be fully involved and liaise with a wide variety of stakeholders – both internal and external.

Plenty of training and development opportunities and a convenient downtown location. The role comes with a vehicle for work use as well as a carpark on site.

C3 supports the Government vaccination programme to help protect us all against Covid-19. Along with our pre-employment background checks, drug, alcohol and fitness for work checks, applicants will be expected to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as part of our recruitment process.

Applications close Tuesday 10 December 2021.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 21232

Location: Auckland

Closing Date: Friday, 10 December 2021

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