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Director Transload Operations & Strategy

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



As the Director Transload Operations & Strategy you are responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, long-term development, management and delivery of CPKC’s Transload Services in the United States and Canada on both CPKC and non-CPKC infrastructure (including short-lines and off-line origins or destinations).  Key responsibilities includes developing facility based value-added services beyond the basic transfer and delivery, and\or to develop specialized facility-based transfer and delivery services to handle new commodities.  In addition, the position will be responsible for Administrative duties (Budget setting, Variance Analysis, Executive reports for Enabled Revenue, P&L and opportunities management) with other duties as required.



  • Provide Leadership and strategic direction of Transload activities in US and Canada
  • Develop and execute the Transload growth strategy
  • Develop new or expand existing facilities by assisting in conceptual design, coordination of supporting activities regarding business case development, budget/capital assessments, preparing relevant appropriations and contracts and ensuring on-time and on-budget completions of the capital or expense projects
  • Oversee operators service contracts negotiations in accordance with vendor management best practices. Relationship Management with operators
  • Develop and monitor of budgets and targets
  • Develop & Manage reports to CPKC executives from P&L, Revenue, opportunities and variances to budgets
  • Lead the research and analysis of technological and operational developments to facilitate the handling of new commodities/products or to reduce the cost of handling existing business or increase the capacity and/or productivity of existing facilities
  • Monitor, assess and review facility operations and safety practices
  • Ensure all operators are performing tasks safely and in accordance with CPKC policies and all appropriate safe handling practices.
  • Identify and implement business key process improvement to realize cost efficiencies
  • Enhance organizational effectiveness and cross functional development of strategy
  • Build and mentor support team. Develop people with CPKC values as future leaders
  • Complete operator assessments on safety, productivity, and quality of services



  • Must possess a University Degree or equivalent
  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years of transportation experience with at least 3 years of leadership experience   
  • Possess a strong understanding of rail operations
  • Understanding of logistics and transload operations – equipment, technology, best practices, etc
  • Strong understanding of risk management
  • Knowledge of Markets. Market Development. Opportunity management and relationship building with Lines of Business to maximize organizational effectiveness
  • Understand construction and engineering requirements to build, maintain or modify transload facilities
  • Must possess verbal communication and influence skills up to Vice-President levels internally, and to CEO with customers, suppliers and industry companies
  • Relationship building cross-functionally and internally
  • Strong execution skills
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration capability



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:        

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check

Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”. 


  • Req ID: 101072
  • Department: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 10-20%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 2
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





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