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Head Strategy and Optimization

Company: Ports America, Inc.
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

The Head of Strategy and Optimization is responsible for operational and strategic success of Husky's Technology, Project Management, and Innovation Teams. The role oversees the people, process, and programs focused on setting strategy for improving the use of technology across the entire organization with specific priority on operations. Leads the department to assess organizational business practices, analyzing data to help inform business strategy, and develop partnerships with vendors to ensure the continuity of systems critical to operating the bustiness. This role will oversee and maintain a cohesive service and support team of IT, Project Management, and Innovation professionals for the organization. The HSO leverages a deep functional and operational knowledge of designing and implementing programs, projects, initiatives, and services in the Marine Terminal environment. They provide leadership for the evaluation of continuous improvement programs benefitting Husky and have experience leading business process improvement initiatives. This leader will be responsible for the overall implementation of Husky's Strategic Plan across departments and will be involved with direct reporting back to the President.Quick Facts Compensation: -$156,000 to $234,000 annually depending on experience -Working hours: -Full-time, exempt, On-SiteReports to: -PresidentJob Functions: -Strategy and Optimization, Project Management, Information TechnologyEssential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Develop and maintain strategic and operational plans for technology and innovative practices that are aligned with the mission and values of Husky and that support the goals of the various function areas and departments
  • Create and Maintain the 5-year Strategic Business Plan with ELT
  • Oversee project timelines for IT infrastructure and hardware/software adoption across the organization
  • Manage IT, Project Management, Shared Services function areas, personnel, project timelines, and strategic planning budgets
  • Advise on programs and continuous improvement processes; that drive efficiency and decrease variability at all levels of the company
  • Oversee inter-departmental resources for deployments, project management, and inventory control.
  • Anticipates and identifies potential problems or risks and presents alternative solutions
  • Lead using data and statistics to find issues and then drive solutions
  • Serves as the "Chief of Staff" as a member of Husky's Executive Leadership TeamAdditional Responsibilities include the following:
    • Comply with Corporate Safety and IT policies and procedures. -
    • Attend required safety trainings and meetings; follow all safety and health guidelines, standards, practices, policies, and procedures; and actively participate in the Husky's Emergency Preparedness program and activities
    • This position description generally describes the principal functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the general scope of responsibility. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals will perform other duties as assignedPosition Requirements:Education:
      • Highschool Diploma or GED required
      • Bachelor's degree in project management, business management, or equivalent combination of education and experienceRelated experience:
        • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in business operations, administration, technical advisory or leadership roles.
        • Minimum five (5) years of experience with a preference for those with a strategy/planning, program management and/or similar role in a technology
        • Marine Terminal Operations preferred
        • Experience owning complex strategy development and implementation across multiple function areas of a company with a focus on enables world-class user experiences
        • People leadership experience, having led teams to drive collaborative decisions while developing an autonomous team to drive business results
        • Critical thinker - you have superior problem solving and analytical skills, take a data-driven, analytical approach to draw upon business insight where information is incomplete
        • Results-oriented - you have an appetite for driving business impact / execution, including in a highly autonomous role
        • Creation and support of standards, processes, and procedures which are instituted as best practices.
        • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
        • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with cross functional teams, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public. Working cooperatively with other all departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies. Technical Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:
          • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
          • Strong background in technology deployment. Required Credentials:
            • Valid TWIC Card or ability to obtain prior to start of position.One of Husky's core values is People First. Husky Terminal cares about its employees and lives this value by offering competitive pay and a benefits package that supports you and your family. The company strives to keep benefits comprehensive and affordable.Our benefits include:
              • Potential annual -discretionary bonus up to 25% of base salary for this role. Annual bonuses are subject to personal and company performance.
              • Annual time off and sick time -
              • 10 Paid holidays
              • 3 Floating days, prorated in first year depending on hire date
              • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Flexible Spending Accounts
              • Choose from a PPO medical plan or a High Deductible with a Health Savings Account
              • Company Paid Basic Life and AD&D Insurance -at two times base salary, -with the option to purchase supplemental insurance
              • No cost short-term and long-term disability
              • Employee Assistance Program
              • 401K with matching contributions up to 6% of the employee's eligible earnings
              • 4% vested immediately, and full vesting is attained after three years of service
              • Free onsite parkingHusky is the premier marine terminal in the Pacific Northwest. We provide innovative solutions for our customers, invest in best-in-class staff, equipment and technology to deliver exceptional customer service and strive to be the safest, most efficient marine terminal. We work hard to provide a collaborative and inclusive environment where you can grow and excel in your career.We understand the impact of the supply chain and are dedicated to doing our part to help communities succeed. We all succeed, and that success can't happen without exceptional employees. -We understand the impact of the supply chain and are dedicated to doing our part to help communities succeed. We all succeed, and that success can't happen without exceptional employees.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is subject to lifting of objects up to 25 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; balance; bend and reach with hands and arms; use feet to operate foot pedal operation; and talk or hear. Occasionally required to climb ladders, sit, stoop, kneel, squat, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee REGULARLY exposed to wet environment, work near moving mechanical parts and large machines, fumes, airborne particles, outdoor conditions, minimal risk of electrical shock, and vibration). The noise level in the work environment is loud when working outside by machines otherwise office environment.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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