Port of Prince Rupert


The Business Analyst plays a key role in delivering business intelligence to internal and external users. The position supports decision making and creates awareness of the organization’s competitive position by working closely with other functions to develop, design and produce reports related to the business environment, cargo volumes, market share, supply chain performance and other aspects of gateway competitiveness across all lines of business.
The Business Analyst is required to undertake research collaboratively with both internal and external parties to support the development of proactive, credible and actionable insights, options and recommendations to management and supply chain partners.


  1. Monitors and reports changes in the macroeconomic and business environment that have the potential to create business opportunities or risks for the organization, its terminals as well as its supply chain partners.
  2. Performs market research and analytical support in identifying new cargo opportunities.
  3. Assists with the investigation of changes to trade patterns, industry dynamics and supply chain configurations that could impact existing and potential terminal operators and service providers.
  4. Coordinates the research and preparation of a collaboratively-developed, multi-case cargo volume forecast for the Port, informed by input from supply chain partners and internal users.
  5. Performs research and analysis activities in support of strategic planning process and the development of the Port’s 5-year Business Plan, including review of the business environment, opportunity identification and assessment, development of SWOT analysis, volumes forecasting, and tracking of progress towards reaching the organizational goals and objectives..
  6. Assesses business competitiveness by measuring, monitoring and benchmarking gateway performance and market share against competing ports, terminals and services providers at other gateways.
  7. Coordinates the timely and accurate fulfilment of decision support reporting along with data and statistics reporting enquiries from internal and external stakeholders.
  8. In conjunction with IT, develops automated reports and self-service dashboards for all PRPA departments requiring business intelligence with respect to port volumes, markets, shippers and cargo performance.
  9. Represents the Port at various meetings, conferences, seminars and other functions as prioritized and in consultation with the Director, Business Development, and provides Port management with a record of the proceedings. Builds and fosters effective working relationships with key external agencies such as Transport Canada.
  10. Performs other related duties, as required.
  • 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

Formal Education
Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Logistics and Transportation, or Economics.
Related Experience
2 to 3 years related experience
Other Requirements
 Strong ability to organize and present data in support of decision making
 Strong spoken and written communication skills
 Strong statistical and empirical analytical skills
 Strong problem solving and organizational skills
 Experience with technical report writing and requirements analysis, business process modelling/mapping, methodology development, and data modeling.
 Ability to understand the uses, needs and data requirements of an existing or new report and work collaboratively with IT to develop improved products.
 Proficient in MS Office, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; some exposure to MS Access and Project
 Knowledge of the transportation and logistics industry is an asset
 Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and acquire industry knowledge
 Good consultation and facilitation skills
 Superior judgment and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and confidential information
 Good relationship building skills. Comfortable working with stakeholders from multiple disciplines and across multiple product lines
 Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and to effectively handle changing priorities
 Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Works well individually as well as in a team environment.
 Creative and intuitive thinker
 Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision
 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 BC Driver’s License

Closing Date

Jun 19, 2020

How to Apply

Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application 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.