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  • $120k+ remuneration package
  • Development Opportunity – comprehensive  training and induction programme
  • Internationally recognized skills in Shipping and Supply Chain



Ports are an industry characterised with constant change.  If you are looking for a role where it’s rewarding to work through and be a part of a continually changing and dynamic environment, this role is one you should consider.  You will be constantly thinking and challenged as you manage a matrix of activities to ensure the optimal use of the terminal and the coordination of cargo in and out of the Port.

You will receive thorough training and development to ensure you quickly come up to speed, while gaining logistics and shipping experience and knowledge which are sought after internationally.



Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) is the largest Port in the South Island of New Zealand, the gateway for the goods that keep our region moving.  With a focus firmly on the future, these are exciting times for LPC with major infrastructure developments in full swing and a strategy focused on innovation, optimisation and business growth.

Working for LPC means you are joining a company with a people focus, and a passion to play a key role in the global transport network.



Based at the Lyttelton terminal in Christchurch, you’ll be part of a team of Logistics Officer’s responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient planning and control of the loading and discharging activities of cargo either via ship, rail and/or road.

You will be managing the day to day planning and coordination of container movements to and from ships, and within the yard to ensure efficient use of terminal resources (including Labour/equipment),  with the ultimate aim of optimising workflow.  You will also be accountable for analysing and solving problems that adversely affect the achievement of the short and long-term schedules. 

Key outputs include:

  • Creating plans which incorporate all staff, resources, equipment, berth and storage-facility constraints
  • Offering value-added planning & optimization services to your customers
  • Identifying and addressing bottlenecks as they appear
  • Minimizing vessel idle time and turnaround times and the impact of delays and disruptions
  • Workforce optimization



With a number of positions to fill, we have the opportunity to consider both experienced and inexperienced candidates for this role.  People come to this career from all kinds of backgrounds. So while a background in roles where Planning, Logistics, Operations and Computer systems has been a focus, it’s by no means essential.  It’s the kind of job in which your attitude and aptitude are far more important than your specific background.

In order to be successful you’ll need:

  • To be a natural planner, highly organised with the ability to prioritise, plan and make decisions
  • The ability to quickly understand integrated logistics and transportation activities
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an ability to make sense of complex information resulting in the delivery of quality decision making
  • The ability to retain and interpret large amounts of information at one time
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to quickly learn the Ports operational system.
  • Excellent spatial awareness and reasoning
  • Extremely well developed communication skills  and the ability to provide clear instructions
  • The ability to think quickly and think ahead while remaining and focused on the priorities and the big picture
  • To be focused on responding proactively to customers’ needs
  • A desire to work collaboratively with others
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A tertiary qualification or relevant training and/or experience is desirable

This role will take full advantage of your strengths in decision making, thinking on your feet and managing your time effectively. We are also looking for people with the ability and inclination to build great relationships at all levels. An interest in technology and the ability to understand complexities of systems will also be an advantage.

Closing date for applicants is 20th May.

For a confidential discussion and to receive the position description, please contact Richard Foster on 03 379 7002 or 021 85 45 45.  Alternatively, to submit an application press the APPLY button and follow the steps, include your CV as an attached Microsoft Word document. 

FOSTERRA HR & Recruitment is exclusively managing this recruitment process on behalf of Lyttelton Port Company.

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Logistics Officer (6 positions)
New Zealand
Christchurch - City ~ Canterbury
Job Group:
Automotive / Transport & Logistics
Job Classification:
Supply Chain