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Senior Coordinator, Transportation in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 2/23/2018

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Job Description


The purpose of this job is to assure the effective and efficient daily Transportation and Supply Chain Management of commodities shipments done through truck, rail, barge or vessel. This position is also responsible for working terminal issues and engineering issues or process design improvements. A senior title displays the person has proven their ability as a subject matter expert in systems and processes and therefore has the ability to meet more difficult challenges over and beyond the role of coordinator.



  • Exercise discretion in the scheduling, coordinating and processing of freight deliveries to customers and from vendors to plants and terminal locations to assure timely delivery of product at the most economical rate
  • Coordinate modal transport and design process improvement as well as process diagrams relating to logistics area operationally and organizationally to improve proficiency
  • Oversee compliance with BQ 9000, feedstock requirements, and FSMA sanitary transportation
  • Follow Renewable Energy Group credit policies as applicable to the shipment of products from REG and client plants
  • Work with Team Leader to set up new transportation vendors in compliance with REG processes and procedures
  • 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 transfer based on Free on Board terms or finished product to customers, and inbound feedstock to REG facilities
  • Assist with the setting up of export/import shipments by ship or barge
  • Respond to customer inquiries regarding shipment status in sales force, plant operations, and all customers


  • Conduct a general analysis of cost/sales/profit as requested based on professional knowledge/experience
  • Utilize analysis conclusion make recommendations to senior management on go/no-go terminal options


  • Seek to provide help and guidance to peers and coordinators
  • Be prepared to be part of more cross functional group opportunities

Other frequent duties:

  • Keep all transportation rates up to date in OTM
  • Maintain a strong understanding of REG accounting procedures and financial conditions
  • 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:  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


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