General Manager (Burns Harbor, IN)

Federal Marine Terminals is accepting applications for a General Manager in Burns Harbor, IN.



Key responsibilities:

  • Review monthly financial statements prepared by corporate offices and assist corporate office with monthly business analysis and annual budget development. Review same with management personnel, as necessary, to ensure that established fiscal goals are achieved and maintained.
  • In conjunction with the corporate office, establish Company purchasing policies and procedures. Oversee facility purchases to ensure budgetary compliance; authorize purchase orders requests.
  • Review, resolve, and respond to all issues of real or potential claims against the facility, as well as all incidents of service failure or other non-conformance to established policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement methods for improvement of productivity at all levels in accordance with the management team.
  • Work with corporate office to negotiate company contractual agreements with the Port Authority, Employee Union(s), Customers, and Vendors, as directed.
  • Monitor performance and conduct ongoing evaluations of personnel in all departments.  Responsible for the hiring of new employees and for providing recommendations regarding employee advancement, promotion, or disciplinary issues.
  • Establish, maintain, and ensure safe working environment for all employees, equipment, customers, and cargo in Company’s care and custody. Review all Company safety requirements and compliance issues with the Corporate Manager of Safety, the Corporate Manager of Maintenance, the Corporate Manager of Operations, as well as other management personnel as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with the corporate office, perform and direct sales, marketing, and public relations efforts. Establish Company rate-pricing parameters based upon overall operating costs, profit margins, goals, and continual market analysis. Maintain strong liaison with customer base.
  • Maintain membership in local trade organizations and attends related social, trade, and technical conferences and seminars in the promotion of the facilities interests and business endeavors.


  • College degree (Logistics, Engineering, Business) is preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in Marine Terminal Operations or related management experience.
  • Experience working with collective bargaining agreements and managing highly unionized work force.
  • Prior business management experience and strong business acumen.
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Accounting).
  • Marine terminal operations management background with good understanding of day-to-day terminal operations.
  • Ability to build strong customer relations with clients.
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills are essential.

Benefits Include:

  • Annual discretionary bonus, based on performance
  • Annual discretionary salary increase based on performance
  • 401k matching up to 6%
  • Medical/dental coverage
  • Fitness subsidy program
  • Employee assistance program

Honesty, integrity, commitment to professional excellence, regard for employees and
corporate responsibility define our values.

To learn more and apply for this position, click here.

Learn more about Federal Marine Terminals here.