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Coordinator, Tanks & Terminals in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 3/26/2018

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Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this job is to assure the effective and efficient daily coordination of product through terminals, including tank terminals and transloads achieved through various modes of transportation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Scheduling

  • Exercise discretion in the scheduling, coordinating and processing of deliveries to and from vendors, customers, plants, and terminal locations to assure timely delivery of product at the most economical rate.
  • Coordinate transport and design process improvement relating to logistics areas operationally and organizationally to improve proficiency.
  • Follow Renewable Energy Group policies as applicable to the shipment of products from REG and client plants.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment to evaluate all possible methods while determining how to transport/distribute specific sales/shipments to and from origin and destination and from regional Terminals.

Planning

  • Track the movements of Inventory and 3rd party shipments to terminals communicating with the Rail & Truck departments on all movements.
  • Anticipate and make appropriate recommendations to facilitate the availability of inventory at terminals.
  • Communicate directly with Sales group to facilitate forecasting of regional demand enabling appropriate logistical planning.
  • Respond to all customer inquiries regarding shipment status and terminal operations.

Analysis

  • Conduct a general analysis of cost/sales/profit by terminal as requested based on professional knowledge/experience and available data.
  • Utilize analysis and make recommendations to senior management on terminal options.
  • Lead Regular Conference calls with Sales staff addressing regional issues related to logistics and Terminal efficiencies.
  • Basic understanding of modern industry supply chain analysis tools i.e. network optimization practices and forecasting methodologies.

Other frequent duties:

  • Define SOP’s and ensure they are being followed at the terminal level.
  • Create terminal loading/offloading documents for REG’s customers and transportation.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of REG accounting procedures and financial conditions, resolve immediately any and all discrepancies.
  • Ensure timely processing/payment of all Terminal related Invoices.
  • Write appropriate monthly, quarterly and annual Reports on the status of the regional terminal status.
  • Negotiate/coordinate costs associated and post changes as required.
  • Full understand the scope of the role and be available as required to assist other coordinators.

Perform other duties as assigned


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, 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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