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Rail Demurrage Analyst

Company: Univar Solutions
Location: Chicago
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?-- Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.-- Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers' teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success.--
--At Univar Solutions, we're building on our more than 90 years of experience-- and drawing on deep resources - inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers' formulation and operational challenges.-- When you work for Univar Solutions, you'll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients.------Primary Purpose:The Rail Demurrage Analyst position is a highly visible supply chain role that is responsible for managing and optimizing the rail demurrage activities and costs across the supply chain network. This role serves as--the key liaison between suppliers and rail service providers to resolve demurrage disputes and issues. This role will collaborate with supply chain, operations, commercial, and product management to assist with the mitigation of accruing demurrage expenses. In addition, the Rail Demmurage Analyst--is responsible for validating and approving payment of rail demurrage invoices.----Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review DRD report daily and assist/follow up on action plans to move cars currently incurring demurrage.
  • Attend weekly demurrage calls to stay abreast of any demurrage issues and assist where needed.
  • Based upon the monthly demurrage expenses, identify new branches for weekly meetings if needed.
  • Monthly reporting - break down demurrage invoices by railcar, product etc. and disseminate monthly demurrage financials to the organization.
  • Interpret--demurrage details to identify possible issues or trends and address with multiple teams.
  • Utilize--statistical prediction model to identify areas of concern and address appropriately.
  • Support the setting of annual demurrage budget based on previous years analytics.
  • Ensure the DARCI database is updated timely and accurately for supplier or railroad policy updates.
  • Invoice approval and processing:--
    • Validate demurrage invoices against the branch rail logs/Railtrac to ensure invoice accuracy.
    • Encode and approve all rail demurrage invoices timely.
    • Follow-up and resolve all demurrage invoice disputes vendors/suppliers.
    • For Non-Materials Planning Unit (MPU) managed PO's, identify and train employees to update Railtrac with PO information.--Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
      • Candidates must posesse the following soft skills:
        • Strong communication and follow-up; including the ability to speak with all levels of the organization.
        • Detail-oritented--
        • Self-driven
        • Collaborative skills in resolving railroad or supplier demurrage disputes
        • Must be able to lead projects on a regional or national scale.
        • Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity
        • Demonstrated project management skills
        • Proven record of continuous improvement mindset and successful implementation of initiatives to improve the bottom line.
        • Analytical mindset and root cause analysis.
        • Strong Excel skills.
          • Data manipulation - including graphs, pivots, vlookups, formulas/calculation capability--
          • Experience using SAP, Tableau, Access--preferred.--Education/Training:
            • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
            • APICS certification (CPIM)--preferred.
            • 3-5 years of project management and/or rail--experience in distribution or related business environment.--
            • Accounting/finance/economics experience preferred.
            • Chemical industry experience--strongly preferred.--
            • Six Sigma certification prefered--#LI-MP1--Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. --All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.
              --We offer comprehensive benefits to--employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.
              --Univar Solutions encourages qualified Bedford Park residents to apply for employment.

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