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Manager Southern Ports

New Zealand Customs Service
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Chief executives & general managers
Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

We operate in a unique "live" environment, that is fast-paced and dynamic and no two days are the same. Our organisation is respected and well-regarded and we are consistently rated as a top employer.

Responsible to the Group Manager Border Operations and based in Christchurch, as the Manager Southern Ports you will be responsible for leading and managing the Southern Ports ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of all Port activities. This role will ensure the efficient processing of passengers and crew at international airports, client services, and the clearance of imported and exported goods and marine craft, achieving both strategic and operational facilitation and enforcement outcomes. 

As the Manager Southern Ports, you will provide assurance regarding the legitimacy of all travellers, traders and craft into and out of New Zealand.  The role will ensure the effective management of risks, and assessment of and collection of duties, tariffs, GST and fees. 

You will build effective commercial and client relationships, enhancing customer experience and confidence in Customs.

You will need to bring your extensive operational experience that you have obtained in a large complex organisation, where you can evidence strength in translating organisational priorities into goals, strategies and plans in your area of responsibility to ensure achievement of results. Strong people leadership skills and experience in people management, will ensure that you are successful.

Ideally you will offer strong problem solving and decision-making capabilities and be able to mitigate risks effectively. Having excellent interpersonal skills, using both verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to ensure clarity of message and achieve the desired result are essential.

You will need to provide demonstrated evidence of developing and maintaining excellent working relationships, networks and partnerships with key stakeholders both internally and externally, as this role has a strong focus on stakeholder management.

As the successful candidate, you will be based in Christchurch and it is anticipated that you will start in early November 2019.

Applications are due by close of business 26 August 2019. For further information, please contact Senior Recruitment Advisor, Jolene Ingram.

Applicants must have New Zealand Citizenship or have NZ Permanent Residency and be able to obtain and maintain an organisational security clearance. The successful applicant will also have a clean drivers licence, and be required to pass an initial drug test.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role including the opportunity for flexible work arrangements.

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