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Director, Intermodal Operations - Chicago, Il

  • Req ID: 96628
  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 08/12/2022

 

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit cpr.ca/en/about-cp.

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Director, Intermodal Operations will have direct accountability for success in all aspects of Intermodal Operations on the territory which he/she oversees. The Director will provide leadership for a team of CP employees and contract employees in areas of safety, service, asset utilization, cost control and people. This is a senior level operating position that requires strong leadership, balanced decision making skills and a true sense of urgency to accomplish tasks in a fast paced, yet highly strategic operating environment.

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Implement business strategy and operating plans for all terminals on territory;
  • Prepare daily plan and execute towards safety and performance KPI’s at all terminals on territory;
  • Represent Intermodal Operations as primary point of escalation for all departments for any issues on territory related to train performance, network, local operations, customer service, commercial, etc.;
  • Focus on continuous improvement of operating processes;
  • Lead strongly in all areas of safety management and compliance;
  • Maintain a culture of peer-to-peer monitoring while seeking to improve the management team’s safety behaviours and actions;
  • Ensure appropriate train design is ready to drive an efficient terminal operating clock to drive fluidity for the terminal and network;
  • Ensure security of the facility to prevent theft and unauthorized handling of CP property and shipments;
  • Provide daily leadership and consequence management to improve Supervisor effectiveness while supporting their development and career goals;
  • Provide performance objectives for direct reports;
  • Provide performance management, career development and succession planning for non-union employees under their jurisdiction;
  • Develop and deliver resource planning for the local Intermodal terminals and automotive compounds within their span of control;
  • Ensure that truck dwell times and all service metrics are maintained;
  • Manage relationship at all levels with lift contractors and other vendors including responsibility for contract negotiations and RFP’s, applying performance incentives/penalties, and ensuring appropriate resources are in place to handle forecasted demand;
  • Ensuring that all CP operated equipment is maintained to comply with provincial/state/federal regulations;
  • Create/maintain capacity analysis for all intermodal terminals on territory, including managing capital planning portfolio and recommendations for territory.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree or equivalent is required;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Transportation or equivalent is preferred;
  • Broad understanding of rail operations;
  • Understanding of intermodal and automotive terminal operations;
  • Leadership skills to develop the team;
  • Knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements & labor laws;
  • Analytical, relationship management & dispute resolution skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization;
  • Ability to lead and manage a diverse group of CP union and non-union teams and contractors;
  • Ability to influence leaders;
  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

 

Management Conductor Program:

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

 

CP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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