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Occidental Petroleum Supervisor Logistics in Dallas, Texas

Title: Supervisor Logistics Location: United States-Texas-Dallas Other Locations:


Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem's market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2017 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities.

We are looking for an action-oriented individual with strong operations, commercial or asset management experience in transportation, with a primary focus on rail.

The Manager/Supervisor Logistics will spend approximately twelve to eighteen months rotating through operational logistics and commercial transportation roles. At the end of the rotation, the individual will be appointed to a full time position in Transportation depending on interest, fit, and vacancies.

Rotational Scope:

Operational Logistics and Asset Management:

  • Manage daily logistics operations and resolve issues to ensure on-time and safe movement of railcars, trucks and barges to customers, exchange partners, terminals, manufacturing and repair facilities.

  • Manage fleet assets and develop fleet strategies to meet production and business requirements.

  • Maintain working knowledge of federal, state, local, and international hazardous material/dangerous goods transportation regulations for all modes of transport (UN, DOT, TC, IMDG, and IATA).

  • Manage operational relationships with vendors.

  • Manage costs within area of responsibility and participate in the budget planning process.

Commercial Logistics:

  • Negotiate contracts and rates with carriers (rail, truck, barge, and international vessels).

  • Negotiate contracts for storage and handling of products (railcar storage, terminals and warehouses, transloading, packaging).

  • Negotiate contracts for railcar procurement.

  • Manage commercial relationships with vendors.

  • Develop negotiating strategies considering the cost of alternate logistics, carrier profitability estimates, and market competitive impacts.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Transportation, Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or applicable field of study

  • 5 years manufacturing, transportation, Supply Chain or related experience strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of rail and truck business and the strategies for working on behalf of manufacturing or chemical industry

  • Strong analytical skills in order to conduct utilization and optimization studies

  • Ability to operate effectively when faced with changing circumstances or uncertainty

  • Action oriented in a challenging environment

  • Proven ability to build relationships with stakeholders inside and outside the organization

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, including intermediate or advanced level Excel

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Ability to lead teams and manage projects

Other Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Railtrac, UMLER, Railinc, PC Miler, Transportation Management Systems, SAP and Cost Accounting

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status