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VP of Rail Logistics (100038)

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Talascend is currently seeking a VP of Rail Logistics for a direct hire opportunity with our client located in Norwell, MA.


Our client is currently seeking a VP of Rail Logistics to manage the Rail Logistics Operations companywide by utilizing rail applications, the rail logistics team, and rail experience to drive efficiencies and reduce transportation costs. This person will be responsible for all rail operational performance for transporting large volumes of hazardous waste and various oil products. The VP of Rail Logistics will also drive efficiencies within our network to optimize transportation costs by utilizing barge, ocean freight and other logistics options. This position is based out of our corporate HQ in Norwell MA and we are offering relocation assistance.

Our client offers:

Health and Safety is their #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
Competitive wages
Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
Group 401K with company matching component
Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career
Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement
Positive and safe work environments


Ensuring that Health and Safety is the number one priority by complying with all safe work practices, policies, and processes and acting in a safe manner at all times;
Ensures Compliance requirements are met for all rail / marine shipments as relates to shipping procedures and manifest returns. Works with Compliance Dept. to ensure safe handling procedures are in place.
Manages Transportation expenses for Rail and Marine shipment. Works with finance and the individual business units to develop P&L budgets for all rail and marine shipments. Reports on these budgets monthly / quarterly
Controls the management of the rail and marine fleets. Ensures standardized reports and KPI's are developed and tracked to manage appropriate fleet sizes, lease costs and customer service
Utilizes rail / marine experience to manage rail rate negotiations, new business opportunities, barge and rail car lease negotiations, market trends to improve buying power and lower costs
Has direct management over the rail and marine logistics operational team. Staffs the team appropriately who utilize our system tools to accurately manage the rail / marine shipments
Provides pricing support for all rail / marine shipment including large project jobs. Provides direction and cost analysis to ensure proper system routing for Oil and Waste shipments via rail or barge.
Manages use and development of the WIN WEB tools including rail pool sized, cycle time reports, dwell days reports, utilization reports to drive effective rail practices while lowering transportation costs.


Bachelorís Degree in Logistics/Management preferred
Rail Industry knowledge required.
10+ years of relevant rail transportation experience required, 15+ years preferred.
Profit & Loss management and rail / marine relationship experience highly preferred.
Multitask management and ability to delegate tasks to management team
Profit and lost knowledge, cost reduction through improved logistics routing.
Negotiation skills
Ability to travel up to 25%

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of this position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Background Check and Drug Screen may be required for this position.

If you are interested in other positions with Talascend, please visit our website at www.talascend.com.

Talascend is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

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