Rail Modal Director
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Rail Modal Director. This
role can be located in Midland, MI, Freeport, TX, Houston, TX,
Seadrift, TX, Hahnville, LA or Plaquemine, LA.
Dow executes approximately 114,000 rail shipments across NA &
Europe annually and manages a 22,000 railcar fleet. This role is
accountable for defining the end-to-end global logistics strategy
for the rail mode of transportation including rail fleet
maintenance, reliability, and regulatory compliance in alignment
with corporate, business, and functional strategic objectives.
The Global Rail Logistics Director will engage, collaborate, and
partner with various functional, business and technology leaders to
understand long and short-term business strategy, assess the
current and target capabilities, and develop and drive the
strategic roadmap to deliver against desired business outcomes.
This role is accountable for the global mode work processes,
technologies and systems and provides leadership to the regional
mode leader network to develop and leverage consistent processes,
capabilities, tools, and best practices to ensure safe, secure, and
Develop and drive the global rail mode strategy and ensure regional
strategies are aligned.
Define rail fleet reliability and maintenance strategies in
conjunction with the fleet reliability manager while ensuring
Define modal requirements to enable the development and improvement
of global work processes, systems and tools.
Own the global work processes and ensure regional work processes
Define, own, maintain, and report the global key performance
indicators and targets.
Ensure quarterly and annual Rail S&OP process are operating
collaboratively with the business and ensure proper fleet sizing
for all business fleets
Accountable for the oversight of the railcar capital planning
authorization and control processes including capital summit and
Serve on the cost PMO
Leverage best practice processes and technologies across all
Charter global improvement projects to meet business and functional
requirements to improve the customer and employee experience at the
Partner with the Digital Fulfillment Center and Improve & Scale
organization to define and test future rail innovations.
Understand Dow's relative competitiveness in the global market for
rail operations with respect to service and cost. Drive
Work with global logistics procurement on the logistics service
provider contracting strategy to meet business capacity, service,
and cost requirements while operating in a safe, secure and
Own the cost flow business rules and ensure consistent use across
Support regional mode leaders to understand and ensure full
compliance of mode operations with legal and corporate requirements
in partnership with International Trade Compliance team.
Ensure adherence of Responsible Care -, SQAS, EH&S, Legal and
Distribution Risk Reviews throughout the organization.
Support advocacy efforts and own advocacy positions on critical
Lead the global rail leadership team meetings along with co-owning
with procurement the Rail Sourcing council
Represent rail on the Global Logistics Leadership team.
Own the Global Logistics Dashboard and drive improvements in usage
to provide one-source-of-truth enabling benchmarking across
regions/modes, reduce redundancy, and improve productivity within
Responsible to oversee the execution of large Mega projects and
potential Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures.
Critical Success Factors: Critical thinking, ability to adopt and
define strategy for job discipline, specialized depth and/or
breadth of expertise in job discipline, leadership skills in team
management or project management, ability to lead diverse and
remote teams, knowledge on resource requirements, risk and/or
complexity, decision making ability and business and customer
knowledge and network.
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or relevant military experience at
an E6 rank/Petty Officer 2nd Class or higher.
A minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience in a Supply
Chain or Manufacturing Environment is required.
A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability
to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support
is available for this position, including for any type of U.S.
permanent residency (green card) process.
Bachelor's degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Business,
Engineering or other Sciences.
Rail Operations experience is preferred.
Note: Domestic or International relocation assistance is available
for this role and may be provided based on eligibility
A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay,
variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company
performance, and comprehensive benefits
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and
rewarding work environment
Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and
functions with opportunities for personal and professional
The chance to work within a global company and interact with
colleagues from around the world
Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion
to help others
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and
scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve
profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most
innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials
science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for
the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration
with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial
intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad
range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for
its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging,
infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106
manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately
35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in
2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its
subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or
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As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is
committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every
employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only
deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further
information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on
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providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national
origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability,
sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also
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