Rail Operations Supervisor

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 dynamic team and make a meaningful impact as a Rail Operations Supervisor at Tessenderlo Kerley.

As a Rail Operations Supervisor at Tessenderlo Kerley, you will be at the forefront of our rail logistics operations, supervising and leading our rail operations across all of Tessenderlo Kerley's business units. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the rail strategies and execution plans for our diverse portfolio of products, including hazardous materials, with an annual freight budget exceeding $40 million.

This role demands a blend of technical expertise and strategic vision to ensure compliance with (US) interstate and international freight regulations, enhance customer service, and drive operational efficiencies.

If you are eager to drive operations forward and dedicated to excellence, please read on to learn more about our exciting opportunity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement rail logistics strategies in alignment with Tessenderlo Kerley's five-year strategic plans and business unit (BU) goals.
  • Oversee scheduling, dispatching, routing and tracking of all railcar movements to ensure timely and safe delivery of products.
  • Lead negotiations with rail shippers and equipment vendors to secure favorable freight rates and terms.
  • Spearhead the development and refinement of delivery service policies and procedures to boost customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.
  • Conduct periodic risk analyses and manage licensing and permits for new and existing rail equipment.
  • Collaborate closely with ICT, customers and vendors to leverage EDI technology for enhanced value creation.
  • Manage a team of three by fostering a culture of integrity, accountability and collaboration.


What you will need to be successful:

  • A degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience, with at least five years in the industry.
  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of managing teams effectively; previous management experience is highly desirable.
  • Technical and analytical prowess, with a deep understanding of FRA regulations and safety compliance.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in various SAP modules, MS Office and other technology tools.
  • Excellent communication skills with a commitment to teamwork and a positive, problem-solving attitude.


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, equal 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
  • Paid maternity and parental time off
  • 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. is part of Tessenderlo Group (Euronext: TESB), a global industrial group that focuses on agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals, machinery, mechanical engineering, electronics, energy, and industrial solutions for water management. At the heart of the strategy of Tessenderlo Group lies the conviction that “Every Molecule Counts.” In everything we do, we seek to further valorize and add value to our products and processes. For more information about Tessenderlo Group, please visit www.tessenderlo.com.

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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    Supply Chain
    Experience level
    Mid-Senior Level
    Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
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    Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
    United States
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