The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest. Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops. A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery. Additionally, there are organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

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The Trade Development Associate plays a key role in supporting the growth, development and administration of the port’s container, cruise, and bulk lines of business, as well as assisting in the development and execution of marketing activities and assessment of new business opportunities.


  1. Supports the Marketing team with research, identification and analysis of intermodal market opportunities.
  2. Develops and maintains a process for measuring and monitoring intermodal marketing efforts.  Assists with the administration and updating of the organizational Customer Relationship Management database.
  3. Supports the Marketing team with research and analysis of Port Enterprise Management System (PEMS) data and other third-party sources of information to inform marketing efforts.
  4. Develops consistent reporting on Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO) and Third-Party Logistics (3PL) volumes in support of Marketing efforts.
  5. Supports the Marketing team with the coordination of the Port of Prince Rupert’s presence at industry events such as trade shows, conferences and special events. Activities include event sponsorship and registration, trade show booth representation and organizing marketing collateral.
  6. Represents the Port at various meetings, conferences, seminars and other functions as prioritized by the Manager, Trade Development, providing management with a record of the proceedings, outcomes and opportunities.
  7. Provides support for PRPA’s cruise related activities such as the coordination of the shore excursion program, cruise calls and communication with the cruise lines.
  8. Supports the Marketing team in the research, identification, and analysis for new cargoes and/or passengers to existing terminals and supports the Business Development team’s efforts to attract new terminals, facilities or service providers.
  9. Supports the Marketing team in developing new tools for engaging our customers such as webinars, newsletters, and a web portal with terminal performance data.


  • Works predominantly in an office environment.
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1 hour lunch break (unpaid).
  • May at times be required to vary working hours to meet operational needs.
  • Some travel may be required.


Formal Education

  • Post-secondary education in business administration or related.
  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in Business Administration or Commerce is an asset.

Related Experience

  • 1 to 3 years’ related work experience.
  • Experience in the Cargo or tourism sectors would be an asset.

Other Requirements

  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Able to generate, share, and follow through on ideas.
  • Attention to details.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Strong consultation, facilitation, and coaching skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including ability to proficiently use relevant hardware, software (including MS Office) and peripheral elements.
  • Strong understanding of social media.
  • Superior judgment and tact in dealing with confidential information.
  • Excellent relationship building skills. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationship with all staff.
  • Ability to participate in multiple priority projects simultaneously while ensuring commitment to budget, deadlines, business ethics and practices are met.
  • Ability to develop professionally with regards to being aware of, and learning new industry trends, techniques and practices.
  • Ability to work with minimal/no direct supervision.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Works well individually as well as in a team environment.
  • Strategic and visionary thinker. Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision and Mission
  • Resilient. Embraces change and thrives on change.
  • Thrives in high-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by
May 11, 2021 (Tuesday) to:

Director, Human Resources
Prince Rupert Port Authority
200 – 215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2
Fax: (250) 627-8980
No telephone inquiries please.


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Tuesday, May 11, 2021


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