We are seeking an experienced Automation Process Manager to lead our union labor force, ensuring the efficient, safe, and timely execution of daily tasks in compliance with ILWU contractual terms. This role is crucial for operations on the quay, yard, and at Inner Facility Transfers (IFT), focusing on achieving targeted productivity and facilitating highly effective turnovers through effective coordination of various activities.


  • Lead and manage staff, labor, and vendors to meet established safety, financial, and production goals.
  • Manage stakeholder development and performance, including training and ensuring uniform application of ILWU CBA in coordination with Labor Relations when necessary.
  • Mediate operational issues with union representatives and business agents in a professional manner.
  • Optimize work processes and manpower utilization for total terminal success.
  • Foster strong relationships with customers, vendors, and the ILWU workforce.
  • Structure routine tasks and goals, set priorities, and efficiently execute daily tasks considering operational cost, safety, and efficiency.
  • Responsible for the training, development, and performance management of staff.
  • Maintain staff discipline, ensure adherence to P400 policies and procedures for safe working practices, and manage gates activities effectively.


  • Minimum four (4) year degree from an accredited college or equivalent Terminal Operations experience of five (5) or more years.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve operational plans with short-term impact.
  • Proven agility to adapt to important changes rapidly.
  • Strong collaboration skills for working across boundaries.
  • Broad knowledge in job area or expertise in a specific discipline.
  • Demonstrated accountability, agility, and collaboration skills.
  • Experience in mediation and negotiation with union representatives.
  • Proficient in promoting and maintaining a safe working environment in compliance with policies and procedures.


This position offers the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the operational success of our terminal, ensuring efficiency, safety, and productivity are maintained at the highest standards. You will work closely with a diverse team of professionals and have the responsibility of fostering a positive and productive working environment in line with our company’s strategic vision. If you are a driven individual with a strong background in terminal operations and labor management, we encourage you to apply.


At Curate Partners, we are not just a staffing agency; we are a bridge to innovation in the digital and data transformation landscape. Our mission is to match dynamic organizations with the ‘Purple Squirrels’ of the talent world—those rare, innovative drivers with unique skills that catalyze change and propel transformation journeys. With a focus on specialized talent, we empower companies and individuals alike to achieve groundbreaking success in their respective fields. Join us, and become part of a purpose-driven team committed to making a measurable impact while advancing your career alongside the most sought-after professionals in the industry.


Curate Partners and their clients are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace the unique contributions that each ‘Purple Squirrel’ brings to our team, regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, or religious belief. We believe that our strength lies in our diversity and in our unified pursuit of innovation, excellence, and transformative success. We are dedicated to providing an environment where all employees and consultants feel valued, included, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day. Join us in our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workspace where every ‘Purple Squirrel’ can thrive.


  • Q: What does an Automation Process Manager do?
    • A: An Automation Process Manager is responsible for identifying automation opportunities, designing and implementing automated workflows, optimizing processes, and overseeing the implementation of automation strategies to streamline operations.
  • Q: What qualifications are required for an Automation Process Manager?
    • A: Qualifications typically include experience in process automation, proficiency in automation tools such as RPA (Robotic Process Automation) software, strong analytical skills, project management experience, and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

    Apply for this position

    Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx