Rail Pricing & Performance Specialist

Company description

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies, worldwide. Serving these customers well is a passion and a commitment-one which the people of Tessenderlo Kerley find rewarding, empowering and meaningful.

If you want the work you do to make a positive impact on the world in which we live, working alongside innovative, quality-focused people of vision, then Tessenderlo Kerley is the right place for you.

Job description

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Join our Transportation team as a Rail Pricing & Performance Specialist, and you will be part of an award-winning team of Transportation Specialists that are committed to Safety every day.  Our safety-focused team thrives in offering innovative solutions and high-quality, reliable transportation services in a demanding growing business culture.  

At Tessenderlo Kerley, our transportation Rail team is a vital artery of our success.  On a typical day, you could expect to be involved in providing cost-effective solutions, delivery cost analysis, managing on-time delivery of products, and exporting shipments, among other tasks. 

As the Rail Pricing and Performance Specialist, you will have opportunities to assist and identify strategies to enhance financial opportunities and performance for the business.  In addition, you will be working with three other specialists, focusing on safely managing bulk shipment supplies of Tessenderlo Kerley products to customers and terminals.  You will work closely with the supply chain team, plant operations, and sales personnel, along with finance and IT.

If you are detailed oriented, enjoy solving unique problems, and helping people all while having fun with a collaborative team, then I invite you to learn more and apply to the Rail Pricking and Performance Specialist.

What you will do:

  • Obtains and challenges rail rates for best lane, optimal transit, and price.
  • Analyze existing rates and rail tariff regulations, and recommend changes in the rate structure.
  • Identify optimal routing analysis.
  • Prepares tariff proposals and executes negotiations for the best cost position. 
  • Assist in strategic and tactical asset planning.
  • Identify and implement optimal performance metrics and strategies.
  • Builds supporting data and information for the rail budget.
  • Assists in performing various financial analyses for Business Units.
  • Assists and identifies strategies to enhance financial opportunities and performance measures.
  • Work with Supply Chain to ensure equipment inventory is in line with seasonal supply needs.
  • Work with vendors for compliance scheduling and mobile repairs.
  • Order parts for plants pertaining to the rail fleet. 
  • Assist in creating and maintaining purchase orders and work orders in SAP.
  • Liaison for our internal and external customers to address concerns related to rail.
  • Act as a stand-in for Rail Distribution during PTO.
  • Assist in auditing jeopardized rail reports.
  • Arrange intercostal deliveries.
  • Audit and approve vendor invoices.


What we need from you:

  • Responsive to challenging situations and adapts well to changing environments.
  • Understand strategic constraints to optimize processes and stay up to date with the industry and ahead of competitors.
  • Demonstrates agility and resilience.
  • Conveys a thorough understanding of own area’s opportunities and threats.
  • Understand strategic constraints to optimize processes and stay up to date with the industry and ahead of competitors.
  • Knowledge of rail car components for compliance and effective utilization.
  • Understanding of DOT regulations (49CFR) and FRA.
  • Experience in transportation or related environment.
  • Proficient in Excel


Why join Tessenderlo Kerley:

Working at Tessenderlo Kerley

  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development and teamwork
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work

Benefits & Rewards:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
  • 401(k) plan with dollar-for-dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401(k) Company Retirement Contribution at year-end at up to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time, and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement - up to $5,000 per calendar year (non-taxable)
  • Adoption Assistance - up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Childbearing and parental leave 
  • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Telemedicine program - for you and your dependents
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Company referral program

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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