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Branch Manager
Location: Port Moresby
Type: Full Time
Posted: 20 February 2024

Steamships Limited is in search of a capable, results-driven, and proven individual to oversee the running of our Port Moresby branch at EastWest Transport. The successful candidate will oversee a team of more than 150 staff and have HSSEQ, operational and commercial accountability. The successful candidate will report to the General Manager. 

Role Description

This is a full-time on-site role for a Branch Manager located in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. As the Branch Manager, your responsibilities are:

  1. To manage all aspects of EastWest’s Port Moresby branch;
  2. To fulfill EastWest’s strategic objectives including budgeted revenue, budgeted contribution, HSSEQ targets, customer targets and human development targets; and
  3. To lead by example and contribute to the heightening standard of compliance with company policies, processes and HSSEQ.

Required Experience

Significant and meaningful experience (minimum 5 years in senior management role) in the field of logistics and or the transport industry including amongst other things:

  • Experience in rolling assets – trucks, trailers, tankers, heavy equipment;
  • Experience in managing operational personnel – drivers, operators, warehouse staff, yard staff, workshop staff, wharf staff;
  • Experience in managing administration and finance;
  • Experience in managing HSSEQ – enforce and add to safer workplace standards and practices across the branch, broader EastWest Transport network, our customer sites, and the public.

Qualifications and Key Ccompetencies

  • Minimum Certificate IV in a logistics related field. A bachelor’s degree in a logistics and or business-related field will be advantageous;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and across all levels of the organisation;
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills; and
  • Team and organisational leadership training will be considered favourably.

Expressing Your Interest

If you feel that you meet the above minimum requirements and are the right person for the role, interested candidates must email with the subject line EOI Request for JD - EWT POM Branch Manager, and your interest will be registered prior to issuing you a copy of the job description.

Submitting Your Final Application

Applications close 1700 hours (PNG time) on Thursday, 28th March 2024.

Applicants must submit an updated CV and a cover letter detailing their experience and qualifications related to the responsibilities and requirements of the role. Applications must be emailed to with the subject heading Application – EWT POM Branch Manager.

The cover letter must be addressed to:

The Recruitment Specialist

Steamships Limited

P. O. Box 1

Port Moresby


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.