• Operations Manager - Guam/Micronesia Asan
  • Matson, Inc. in Asan, , Guam
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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Position at Matson Navigation Company, Inc

About Us

Matson has been the leading ocean shipping and logistics provider throughout the Pacific since 1882. We are the supply chain lifeline for Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and islands of the South Pacific. We also offer the top two ocean shipping services in the world’s largest trade lane - Asia to the U.S. West Coast. With our subsidiaries Matson Terminals and Matson Logistics, our business focus is exceeding customer expectations with quality, reliability, and integrity.

We strive to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner and promote land-based environmental programs in Hawaii, Guam, and Alaska. We help improve the communities in which we work and live through our community giving program that annually supports hundreds of local organizations. And we work to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in our company, communities and industry through an active social equity program.

Matson is a great place to work, and... everyone who works with us becomes part of the Matson ohana or family. Join our team and help us move freight better than anyone.

Learn more at matson.com.

About The Role

The Operations Manager – Guam/Micronesia position is responsible for all marine department functions in Guam/Micronesia related to vessels arrival/departures as dictated by cargo requirement, implementation of connecting carrier agreements and stevedoring for ports in all neighbor island ports. Operations will include scheduling in support of logistic requirements and effects implementation of such schedules. Oversees and directly responsible for the marine operations functions in Guam to meet key objectives and service standards as set forth in Operating Plan. Assist with management contracts of military or government vessels which may be operating anywhere in the world and also provide support for project cargo opportunities. Responsible for Guam/Micronesia and Okinawa Operations (CLX and Feeder vessels).

What You’ll Do
• Directs and monitors vessel fleet, container, marine terminal activities to ensure cargo is handled in accordance with safety, quality, and operational standards. Responsible for operations administrative and operational functions to ensure timely scheduled docking and departures of all vessels.
• Develops relationships with Guam, Micronesia, and Okinawa/Asia port officials and industry to effectively carry out operations duties.
• Manages the performance of connecting carriers, slot agreements and agencies for the Micronesia service to assure performance standards are met, also recommends changes as necessary.
• Assist in the Management of marine engineering functions as requested by Honolulu, Matson South Pacific and Oak Corp
• Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with charter party provisions and ensures that the Company is in compliance with contract requirements.
• Oversees marine department operations in the Guam/Micronesia and Okinawa Region. Develops, maintains, and evaluates vessel performance reports relative to speed, schedule integrity, fuel consumption. Works with other departments to assess and improve operational efficiencies to meet the needs of the customer.
• For chartered vessels, documents and sends notices for on and off hire time and other requirements from charter party or vessel operations.
• Assists with development and administration of the G&A budget and provides reports as required to meet government regulations. Assists with preparation of operating plans, capital budgets, and reports required by MARAD or MSC to support management contract requirements. Supports GAP savings initiatives.
• Manages Operations budget and Capital budget plan for the region.
• Attend military vessels under Matson management and stationed in Guam/Saipan/Okinawa.
• Attend to any Matson vessels or operational needs as required.
• Maintain CLX on-time performance in Guam/Okinawa.
• Lead or participate in expansion or acquisition projects as requested by Sr. management team.

In addition to those essential job functions identified above, individuals in this position are also responsible for performing other duties or tasks that may be assigned. The Company retains the discretion to add to or change the essential job functions of this position at any time.

You Have These Skills
• Understanding of budgets and financial management skills
• Understanding of off-shore labor contracts
• Understanding of USCG and IMO regulations
• Computer proficiency in MS Office software suite
• Experience leading a group of diverse employees in a dynamic environment.
• Mentoring skills
• Ability to plan and think ahead to avoid potential problems.
• Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
• Problem solving skills for managing operational challenges.
• Excellent communication and management skills
• Conflict management skills
• A strong team player.

And These Qualifications
• S. degree in related industry or equivalent industry experience is required.
• Extensive experience in multiple terminal operations or technical management industry
• Management and responsibility of multiple facilities in the Guam/Micronesia region or other large geographical area such as the South Pacific or other small country models.
• Project Management experience with capital budgets over $10M/year
• Must be prepared to travel with little advance notice to the scene of domestic or overseas vessel emergencies.

Extra Credit If You Have
• Ability to travel routinely for regular vessel attendance or industry meetings as approved by the Sr. VP, Pacific.

At Matson, we're looking for people to build a unified team to maintain our values of trust, integrity, and reliability. We welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and thoughtfully challenge assumptions.


Matson is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, AIDS/HIV status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including, but not limited to, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. View our applicant privacy statement: https://www.matson.com/media/Applicant_Privacy_Statement.pdf
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