Business Development Specialist

Job Description

Business Development Specialist

TEMPORARY - up to 12 months fixed term maternity leave

About the Role

Gladstone Ports Corporation is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the role of Business Development Specialist.

As the Specialist, you will be responsible for researching and developing strategies and coordinating projects aimed at enhancing GPC’s trade throughput and services delivered to existing and potential customers at GPC’s general trade wharf centres.

In addition, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining and developing Business Development Systems and Procedures, including the monitoring of trade reports and escalating summary analysis and observations.
  • Engaging in and facilitating key advocacy/working groups that influence Port Trade.
  • Providing support as required with the shipping and logistical outcomes for GPC.
  • Assisting in the coordination and management of new business projects, as per agreed process, with the objective of growing cargo throughput across wharf centres by:
  • Identifying market opportunities or trade transition needs for sustainability
  • Assessing the commercial feasibility of GPC services and infrastructure.
  • Developing customer relationships.
  • Promoting GPC services and infrastructure.
  • Working with existing and potential customers to define Corporation solutions.
  • Draft GPC’s commercial Agreements that relate to the Business Development section;
  • Undertaking research of trade and transport data to give effect to potential trade opportunities.


About You

Tertiary qualifications in Business, Logistics or Maritime Trade would be highly regarded. Proven experience within Business Development and/or Marketing relevant to Port Operations is desirable. The successful candidate will have a positive “can-do” approach, be a problem-solver, and self-motivated.

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description.

GPC has competitive remuneration packaging including superannuation, salary packaging options and other benefits available to our employees.

Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting the careers team on (07) 4976 1686.

Applications are to be received prior to 4:30pm, Friday 1 July 2022, and must be submitted via