This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

Coordinator, Rail Transportation in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 6/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The purpose of this job is to assure the effective and efficient daily Transportation and Supply Chain Management of commodity shipments through Rail transportation.



  • Exercise discretion in the scheduling, coordinating and processing of rail freight deliveries to customers, plants and terminal locations to assure timely delivery of product at the most economical rate.
  • Ensure a high level of customer service is emphasized at all levels across the supply chain.
  • Maintain frequent contact with management staff and department employees within the supply chain.
  • Ensure Rail Roads are preforming all necessary responsibilities
  • Follow Renewable Energy Group credit policies as applicable to the shipment of products from REG and client plants.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment to evaluate all possible transportation methods while determining how to transport specific sales/shipments to and from origin and destinations.


  • Track transfer and 3rd party shipments to terminals including title of finished product to customers, and inbound feedstock to REG facilities.
  • Develop specific procedures as needed to identified key locations to ensure prompt and successful execution of the scheduling.
  • Respond to customer inquiries regarding shipment status promptly as in sales force, plant operations, and all customers.


  • Conduct a general analysis of lane costs by terminal / destination as requested based on professional knowledge/experience.
  • Analyze and make recommendations for appropriate route and lane pricing.
  • Augment lane optimization, participate in short and long term market strategy development and implementation.

Other frequent duties:

  • Keep all transportation rates and assessorials up to date in OTM.
  • Assist in the designing of process improvement relating to logistics area operationally and organizationally to improve proficiency.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of REG accounting procedures and financial conditions.
  • Ensure all administrative requirements are completed in a timely manner.
  • Negotiate/coordinate costs associated and post changes as needed.
  • Process freight bills for payment to accounts payable person.

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: 4 year bachelor’s degree – Supply Chain Management or related degree.

*3-5 years of experience may substitute

Experience Required:  1-2 years office experience with transportation logistics background.

*Master’s degree may substitute some experience

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Sales and analytical thinking skills

Basic Math and Accounting skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

OTM (Oracle Transportation Management)

JD Edwards

Other Database systems


  1. Warehouse Jobs
  2. Dispatcher Jobs