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Specialist Interline Agreements

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 cpkcr.com to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Responsible for the financial and operating management of a portfolio of Interline agreements with touch points in operations, commercial, industrial development, service design, legal, regulatory affairs, finance and risk management providing highly defined and detailed agreement guidance and direction tied to business opportunities beneficial to CPKC relating to Interline agreements. Responsible for supporting regulated Interswitching and reciprocal switching processes in Canadian and US territories. Work towards leveraging a high level of institutional expertise, historical knowledge and agreement insight to further identify opportunities to drive financial benefit to CPKC by applying specialized and specific and critical thinking to solve problems and make recommendations for actions eliminating cost or identifying additional revenue.

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Will support territory coverage and monthly validation of all agreement related data and reporting requirements
  • Will analyze and review all potential areas for new agreements and develop and circulate business cases for improved operations and other benefits to CPKC that come through Interline agreements
  • Implement and execute identified business opportunities relating to Interline agreements and work with Commercial Line of Business, Operations, Strategy, Industrial Development, Service Design, Engineering, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Risk Management and Legal Services to progress changes beneficial to CPKC
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities through stakeholder engagement designed to enhance efficiencies and improve processes. Guides, motivates, nurtures and develops teams of cross-functional participants to complete high standard senior level analysis and recommendations
  • Utilizing varied and sophisticated technological resources reviews and assesses on a monthly basis the revenue and expense data relating to Interline Agreements and authorizes within prescribed DOMA payment and billing to accounting for settlement
  • As agreement expert for critical Interline projects in territory accountable to keep Director apprised of project status’ including risks, resourcing, timelines, and value extraction to CPKC
  • Support the integration of existing processes within Interline agreements so that legacy CP and KCS processes are streamlined and brought together and aligned in common processes under CPKC.  Focus given to alignment of budgeting and variance accountability i.e. accruals, audits, rate adjustments, data validation and authorization of all Interline agreements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post-Secondary Education or a University Degree Business or Finance
  • 5 + years relevant experience required
  • Railroad knowledge and experience in operations, commercial or legal is essential
  • Application expertise: BPC (Business Planning & Consolidation), Windows and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access). Intermediate to advanced capabilities with Excel;
  • Expert knowledge and experience with CPKC budget, forecast, accrual, actual and balance sheet processes
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of CPKC business processes and application of agreements or tariffs
  • Ability to quickly learn, apply and lead team through new concepts
  • Ability to prioritize and work under the pressure of continuous deadlines providing accurate and high quality reports
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong project management and presentation skills
  • Strong verbal and communication skills and ability to effectively communicate to all levels at CPKC
  • Knowledge: identify the acquired information or concepts that relate to a specific discipline
  • Skills/abilities: identify technical skills and abilities required to do the job

WHAT CPKC HAS TO OFFER:

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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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: 103079
  • Department: Strategic Planning
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

 

 

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