JAXPORT – Chief Executive Officer

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is seeking a dynamic, commercially and politically savvy Chief Executive Officer to strategically guide this leading full-service global trade seaport into its next stages of expansion and growth. 

The successful candidate must be both prudent manager, and inspiring leader; without compromising customer experience and all while continuing to appreciate the role of a public agency as a steward of community assets, with a relentless focus on results.
An ideal candidate will have a business mindset, knowledge of the maritime/port industries and a keen connection to the political collaboration of JAXPORT’s various growth projects.  The goal will be to drive JAXPORT’s development and guide it towards long-term success.

If selected, s/he will be responsible for enhancing the Port’s reputation for first-class customer service and operations with tenants, political partnerships and the public.  S/he will need to drive innovation and achieve efficiencies in operations where possible.  S/he will be charged with delivering financial results for both ongoing operations and capital projects.  In addition, s/he will ensure the Port engages in a proactive and productive manner with all key stakeholders, and that it effectively addresses all issues concerning media and government relations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an approach to leadership that engages and mobilizes all parts of the organization and the Jacksonville community-at-large.

Interest must be stated to no later than 5:00pmEDT on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Maiko Ousaka