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Rail Logistics Planner

Company: Ingredion
Location: Westchester
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

TITLE: Logistics Planner-RailLOCATION: Westchester, ILREPORTS TO: Logistics Operations Manager, RailCompany Background: Ingredion is a global Fortune 500 provider of ingredient solutions that touch millions of lives, every day. With over 19,000 customers in 120 countries, we create solutions that help nourish, comfort, and delight people all over the world. We are proud to source our strength from nature.
That's why we're growing sustainably, with an industry-leading product portfolio that includes plant-based proteins, sugar alternatives, and clean and simple ingredients that deliver on changing consumer needs while protecting our planet. Although we are best known for our food ingredients, we are much more than a food business. We co-create bespoke solutions with our customers; from cosmetics and beauty, to paper and textiles, to pharmaceuticals, driven by relentless curiosity. We make it our business to anticipate industry trends, and to bring together the potential of people, nature and technology to make life better.We don't just make ingredients. We create possibilities. Be What's Next-- with us.
Responsibilities The Logistics Planner, Rail will manage the daily planning and execution of rail logistics to our customers and network locations and will work directly with the rail team to measure carrier performance, improve transportation service, and eliminate waste. In this position, the individual will have frequent interaction with Ingredion plant locations, customer service, and sales & operations planning and will also participate in projects that will continuously improve Ingredion's service offering. Key Deliverables Handle railcar track & traceHandle car maintenance/repair coordinationCoordinate with tank car lessors on tank car maintenance and shoppingCoordinate with 3rd party vendors on maintenance projects/shopping of cars/invoice reviewEnsure rail carriers, Class I to short line, are servicing according to plan and expectationsCoordinate with Class 1 and short-line railroads on shutdown and delayed carsReview plant pipeline of cars, and divert cars as needed to ensure car availability at all PlantsAddress service issues and provide root cause analyses to resolve chronic internal or external problemsLeverage data visualization through Power BI to drive network insights and empower stakeholders with informationExecute with optimal cost and service offering; develop and manage key vendor metricsDevelop subject matter expertise in BDS RAILTRAC and Raven Logistics railcar trackingParticipate in special projects to drive continuous improvementCommunicate thoroughly and effectively to multiple internal and external stakeholdersProactively resolve urgent customer situations related to product deliveryWork with carriers to ensure the accuracy of freight billsAnticipate and proactively communicate delivery issues to customer serviceWork collaboratively with peers and others in a team environmentSelf-start as an individual contributor & team player and serve as a role model for the team in operational excellence The key requirements for the Logistics Planner role: Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics, or a related fieldKnowledge of rail transportation or plant logistics preferredAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusionsExcellent verbal & written communication skills and interpersonal connectivityDemonstrated ability to dynamically plan with multiple stakeholdersAbility to learn a Transportation Management System (TMS)Previous related internship or work experience preferredWorking knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power BI, and SAP preferredWe are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Ingredion seeks to provide a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, handicap or disability-mental or physical-marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability resulting from military service, or any other classification protected by law ("protected classifications"). We are committed to establishing and maintaining a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.Relocation Available: No

Keywords: Ingredion, Chicago , Rail Logistics Planner, Professions , Westchester, Illinois

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