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When you join us, you’ll find that the great set of skills that you bring to the table are just the beginning. Napier Port believes in offering all of our staff the opportunity to develop their careers and set their sights as high as they can go.

We also believe in recognising and rewarding all of our team members for the part they play in our success. That starts with a competitive salary and extends to a great range of staff benefits.

If you would like to join Napier Port, you can find out about our latest vacancies below.  If the right role for you isn’t on offer just yet, register your interest and you’ll be the first to know of any openings.

All Napier Port staff enjoy access to discounted health insurance with Southern Cross.

Napier Port staff have their own customised superannuation scheme. You can read all the details about the Ports Retirement Plan here.

Our staff also enjoy a range of local discounts and special rates in local businesses across Hawke’s Bay.

Napier Port prioritises the safety of staff and customers in all areas.

In order to ensure our staff can meet our high safety standards, we carry out a range of pre-employment checks. These include, but are not limited to:

  • A full drug test
  • A Ministry of Justice criminal justice check
  • A medical (the extent of your medical may vary depending on your role)

You may also be asked to complete psychometric or proficiency testing prior to being accepted for a role.

Current vacancies

Ancillary Operator

Listed on Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:35:43 GMT

We're looking for an Ancillary Operator to join our Container Operations team on a permanent basis.
Location: Napier, Hawkes Bay
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Napier Port is the gateway for goods flowing in and out of Central New Zealand and is at the heart of the Hawke’s Bay economy. The port is predominately an export based operation. Around 80% of exports through the Container Terminal are driven by the fresh produce season, grown in and around Hawkes Bay, resulting in the ‘peak’ season for the port and its busiest period. 

At Napier Port, we are driven to find better answers for our importers and exporters by leveraging technology, innovation, and the capability of our people. We’re passionate about the safety of our people and are committed to everyone going home safely after their shift. 

Ancillary Operators are members of the Container Operations team who are responsible for providing cargo solutions in a 24/7, 365 day a year environment. We are currently looking for an Ancillary Operator who can work variable shift patterns. This is a great opportunity for those who are wishing to develop their machine operation skills and wish to progress to a Heavy Plant Operator role in the future.  

The Ancillary Operator is responsible for undertaking a range of driving and operational related functions including:

  • Truck and water cart driving – both on and off port,
  • Operating machinery for breakbulk marshalling activities e.g. steel and timber,
  • Refrigerated container plugging and unplugging, 
  • Rail operations,
  • Port Pack operations,
  • If seasonal demand requires, the operation of Heavy Plant.

Key requirements for the Ancillary Operator include:

  • A class 5 licence, F Endorsement and OSH certification,
  • The versatility to be able to undertake multiple tasks within the ancillary role,
  • Intermediate computer and keyboard skills.

We’re looking for someone with a safety focused attitude and a proven health and safety record. The ideal candidate will be a team player with a can-do attitude and have a high level of communication skills with Team Leaders & Supervisors. 

If this sounds like you, please submit an online application today. 

Supply Chain Network Manager

Listed on Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:35:43 GMT

We're looking for a Supply Chain Network Manager to establish and manage our newly developed landside logistics service.
Location: Napier, Hawkes Bay
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  • Newly created role 
  • Landside logistics service establishment & management 
  • Designing solutions to expand reach and customer connection 
  • Hawke’s Bay’s only NZX listed company

Napier Port is New Zealand’s fourth largest port providing a range of port and logistical services to around 700 ships a year, with annual revenues in the order of $100m. We are NZX listed (NPH), with a clear purpose: Together we build a thriving region by connecting our customers, people and community to the world. 

Napier Port’s strategy is founded on our Culture of Care – it guides how we look after our people, our customers, our community and our shareholders. We are committed to driving health and safety across our port and putting our people at the centre of what we do.

Reporting to the General Manager Marine and Cargo, the Supply Chain Network Manager is responsible for the establishment and management of Napier Port’s landside logistics service. Key to the role is engagement with customers, road and rail operators, and logistics operations to optimise commercial, operational and safety outcomes. 

The Supply Chain Network Manager will be accountable for Napier Port’s landside and coastal logistics operations service, the logistics service budget, performance to budget and performance delivery to agreed internal and customer delivery KPIs. They will work closely with Napier Port’s Commercial team to develop and grow our logistics service offerings and cargo through the port.

To be successful in the role you will need to be an experienced operational leader with:

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in supply chain logistics, including the management of a logistics service
  • New solution/start-up experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • The ability to visualise outcomes, bring people on board and make decisions quickly
  • Strong commercial acumen with Profit & Loss and Budget management experience 
  • Vision and strategic agility
  • Superior relationship management and advocacy skills

To apply, submit an online application. Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 30th September 2020.

Internal Communication Advisor

Listed on Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:35:43 GMT

We're looking for a communications specialist to join our close-knit team.
Location: Napier, Hawkes Bay
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Napier Port is New Zealand’s fourth largest port providing a range of port and logistical services to around 700 ships a year, with annual revenues in the order of $100m. We are NZX listed (NPH), with a clear purpose: Together we build a thriving region by connecting our customers, people and community to the world. 

Napier Port’s strategy is founded on our Culture of Care – it guides how we look after our people, our customers, our community and our shareholders. We are committed to driving health and safety across our port and putting our people at the centre of what we do.

Our communications team contributes to our success by:

  • Helping us build and keep our reputation as a trusted and vital regional asset 
  • Ensuring we enjoy the support of our internal and external communities to successfully, and safely carry out our business
  • Helping keep our people connected to our business strategy and culture of care

Reporting to the Communications Manager and with close connections to our wider Culture and Community team, operational managers and unions, the purpose of the Internal Communications Advisor is to connect and engage the wider Napier Port team with our business and our strategic objectives. 

The Internal Communications Advisor is responsible for developing and managing the end-to-end delivery of internal communications programmes and initiatives, aligned with our Culture of Care. They will work with colleagues and stakeholders to identify communications opportunities and deliver timely, targeted, creative and effective internal communications that meet defined objectives.

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced communications professional with:

  • 5+ years in (internal) communications role or equivalent consultancy/agency experience, preferably in internal communications within a commercial environment 
  • Proven ability to develop and implement strategic communications plans, that help drive employee engagement, advocacy and business performance
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of employee communications best-practice, channels, and relevant technologies ( video and/or media production would be desirable) and the ability to implement and deliver these
  • Confidence in working with multiple stakeholders at different levels and providing communications advice and influencing Senior Management 
  • Excellent writing skills – with broad experience in drafting and tailoring communications to internal audiences 
  • Insight or exposure to Health & Safety communications or advocacy is desirable 
  • Proactivity, energy and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage at all levels, from the boardroom to the lunchroom 

To apply, submit an online application. Applications close 5pm Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Casual Refrigerated Container (Reefer) Care

Listed on Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:35:43 GMT

We're looking for Casual Reefer Care team members to join our busy and fast paced team.
Location: Napier, Hawkes Bay
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Napier Port is the gateway for goods flowing in and out of Central New Zealand and is at the heart of the Hawke’s Bay economy. The port is predominately an export based operation. Around 80% of exports through the Container Terminal are driven by the fresh produce season, grown in and around Hawkes Bay, resulting in the ‘peak’ season for the port and its busiest period. 

At Napier Port, we are driven to find better answers for our importers and exporters by leveraging technology, innovation, and the capability of our people. We’re passionate about the safety of our people and are committed to everyone going home safely after their shift. 

The Refrigerated Container (Reefer) Care Team is an entry level position within Napier Port. The team is responsible for the power connection and disconnection of refrigerated containers, which are transported in and out of the port via Trucks, Rail & Ships.  

We’re currently seeking casual employees to join our Reefer Care Team. 

This is a physical role, which is predominately based outdoors and involves climbing ladders and stairs. Candidates will need to be flexible to operate on a 7 day a week, 24 hour a day basis and have the mental fortitude to cope with variable shift work which can vary between day, afternoon and midnight.

Key priorities for the role include:

  • Safety – looking after yourself and others around you
  • Culture – a      positive team member aligning with our Just Culture initiatives
  • Team work – able to work cohesively with team      mates, supervisors, managers and contractors to achieve daily requirements      

Successful candidates must have a high level of fitness, an excellent work ethic, good communication skills and the ability to follow computer based instructions and processes in a safe and timely manner.  The ability to work within a fast-paced team is essential to this role. The successful candidate will have a full class 1 driver’s license and will not be afraid of working at heights.

To see more about this role, check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GWvICrfJ38 

If you are interested in this role, complete an online application today.

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