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Distributor - Intermodal Railcar

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 a distributor you will manage weekly and day to day allocation of railcar assets for various lines of business towards customer demand commitments. The successful candidate will also manage loaded and empty pipelines of assigned customers across different supply chains and communicates/escalates conditions of such pipelines.



  • Coordinate short/mid-term demand (0 to 3 weeks window) to match fleet requirements.
  • Develop action plans for dwelling equipment
  • Work directly with transportation operations port coordinators, ports, commercial/sales teams, and Intermodal terminal Staff
  • Communicate pipeline conditions to both internal and external customers
  • Track supplementary/ancillary service charges consistent with products and services sold
  • Monitor equipment flows in relation to trip plans and make suggestions on improvement
  • Enters all data in timely manner into railcar/order management/demand management systems and ensures the integrity of said data
  • Manages/tracks various customer loading schedules and reports on progress and variances



  • University Degree or Post-secondary Diploma recommend or equivalent industry knowledge
  • Understanding of the company’s operation along with geographic/operating systems/commercial knowledge would be an asset
  • Prior transportation experience with supply chain and logistics would be an asset
  • Outstanding analytical skills and attention to detail skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills – ability to function as part of a team and make decisions
  • Strong computing skills with the ability to learn new systems and adapt
  • Able to deal with emergent situations on a continuous basis
  • Ability to provide weekend coverage



  • 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: 101730
  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 20-30%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: Level 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






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