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Manager, Rail &Truck Logistics -bulk commodities (Dallas)

My client is a global leader in the mining and production of lime and lime based products used in steelmaking, ore processing, industrial manufacturing and construction. They have operations throughout North and South America and Europe. This position will be located in Texas.

Due to recent growth, a new position, responsible for Railroad and Truck Logistics, is being created. This individual will have 2 Direct Reports and will report to the Director of Logistics. The persons selected must be viewed as having the ability to move to the Director level within 5 years and be seen as part of the succession plan

The individual selected MUST HAVE significant experience in Railroad pricing and contract negotiations and the maintenance of various fuel surcharge payment plans. Similar experience in Trucking is required, however, this person must be the subject matter expert in Rail Logistics.

This is a highly analytical position and this individual will be responsible for rail car supplier management, rail car budgets, vendor relationships, car forecasting, RFP processes for new rail cars and fleet utilization.

This individual will manage both the rail and trucking fleet budgets and develop the vendor relationships to leverage the best pricing and car availability and utilization. This individual will participate in managing track expansion land and track leases and support 3rd party terminals.

We are reviewing candidates with consideration for the following core competencies AND demonstrated behavioral skills:

College Degree, MBA preferred
Minimum of 5 years experience in Railcar Logistics
Experience in logistics for Bulk Commodities
Experience in Trucking Logistics
Ability to work in a highly matrixed environment, collaborating and successfully interfacing with Sales, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain/Procurement
Ability to influence persons over whom you have no authority in achieving the best interests of all parties and the organization
Ability to be a leader in Change Management and Process Improvement activities and remain flexible to an evolving role.

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