The Port of Long Beach has launched a nationwide search to find someone to fill its second-highest management position, Deputy Executive Director. The job has been vacant since its former occupant, Chris Lytle, was named Executive Director in November 2011; he replaced the retiring Dick Steinke.
“The Port of Long Beach is ready to move forward to fill this key position,” Harbor Commission Vice President Thomas Fields, a member of the Commission’s recruitment committee, said.
The port says it’s seeking an experienced senior-level executive to support the Executive Director in the planning, organizing, directing and managing of the POLB’s day-to-day operations.
The position, which essentially functions as a Chief Operating Officer, oversees the daily business activities of the port’s four main bureaus: Engineering, Environmental Affairs and Planning, Finance and Support Services, and Trade Development and Port Operations.
“We are casting a wide net to draw the best candidates to our world-class port,” said Commissioner Doug Drummond, the other member of the recruitment committee. Candidates must have a proven track record of successful management of port operations, financial and strategic planning, government and community relations, and trade and business development.
The search is being conducted by Alliance Resource Consulting, a Long Beach-based executive recruiting firm. The deadline to apply is July 20, 2012. Candidates may submit their information via www.allianceRC.com or find out more about the position at http://www.alliancerc.com/uploads/POLB-Dep-Executive-Port-Director-Profile-FINAL-say752.pdf.