Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc. is a 50 year, medium size, Private Corporation. We operate the largest specialized railcar fleet for our product in the country with 1,250 + dedicated railcars. This position is the Rail Fleet Manager and team leader of a rail group of 4 based in the Galleria section of Houston Texas. The office is located in a high rise corporate center. We are looking for the right candidate with 7 + years of experience as Rail Fleet Manager/Director with a history of successful fleet management and negotiations with railroads.
The duties include the management and coordination of all commercial and logistical rail activities to ensure timely movement of our products and ensure the efficient movement of our rail fleet. The Rail Fleet Manager will negotiate with railroads for desirable rates and terms. The Rail Fleet Manager is directly responsible for maintaining an efficient, cost advantaged, company transport fleet by maximizing rail turns per year and minimizing demurrage and directly responsible for on-time delivery performance of the Reagent dedicated rail fleet. The manager would create and distribute daily schedules of rail shipments and performance and tracking reports to management and ensures that all reports, records, and documentation are kept accurately, orderly and current
The candidate should have a BS or BA degree, a logistic or business curriculum preferred, 7+ years experience in a rail fleet management role with experience with bulk liquid products. In addition the candidate should have at a minimum:
Knowledge of computer systems to include proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Outlook and railcar tracking software.
The ability to monitor and schedule shipping and production orders.
Effective communication skills, good business acumen, and strong organizational and problem solving skills.
The ability to recognize a problem or potential problem and take appropriate action.
Must be able to respond to calls on a 24 hour emergency basis.
Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen.