Transportation Coordinator

USG Corporation Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

The Transportation Analyst- Bulk position is responsible for Synthetic Gypsum and Rock Transportation strategy and execution for USG/CGC. Modes of Transportation include Bulk (barge, dump, marine vessel, and unit train), Stevedoring, and Transloading Services in the United States and Canada. Total expenditures managed are estimated at $50 million annually.


  • Establish policies and procedures for the management of bulk, stevedoring, and transloading freight procurement including:

  • Carrier Relationship Management

  • Freight Cost Management, Total Cost of Ownership, and Total Cost of Delivery

  • On-Time Delivery Management

  • Process Improvement through Lean Six Sigma and Lean Management Principles

  • For all USG/CGC facilities, identify freight requirements, including capacity and equipment needs, service requirements, and proactive resolution practices.

  • Negotiate all carrier rate structures, including any additional (accessorial) charges needed to support freight demand, as indicated above.

  • Provide support and expertise in facility infrastructure needs; specifically, infrastructure requirements including bulk, barge, unit train, and vessel loading and unloading requirements for safe and efficient loading and unloading practices.

  • Manage all bulk, stevedoring, and transloading transportation solutions to minimize capacity risk, while maximizing capacity flexibility, service, and cost.

  • Participate in industry trade groups such as MARS (Midwest Association of Rail Shippers), Traffic Club of Chicago, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) to further enhance USG/CGC's relationship with all industry partners.

  • Establish policies to ensure a consistent bulk, stevedoring, and transloading freight procurement approach is followed, create a significant presence for the role in managing key carrier relationships, and ensure that USG's and CGC's freight spend is consistently leveraged to result in optimal service and cost.

  • Identify, cultivate, and establish freight relationships as required to service long-term business objectives.

  • Identify areas for cost improvement.



  • B.A. or B.S degree (Supply Chain, Procurement, Transportation, Business, Accounting or Finance preferred)

Years of Experience

  • 2-3 years relevant procurement, analytical, business and/or supply chain experience

Required Skills

  • Detailed knowledge of transportation management best practices.

  • Experience utilizing effective carrier management processes.

  • Experience with the bulk, barge, rail, and marine vessel transportation industry.

  • Strong analytical and fact-based decision-making approach.

  • Capable of building strong cross-functional relationships and understanding needs of internal customers.

  • Highly motivated and results oriented.

  • Effective communications skills, including written and presentation skills, with the ability to engage the organization in achieving fundamental improvements in total cost of ownership performance.

  • Ability to go beyond this role to a larger role within the organization.

  • Self confident and team-oriented.

  • The ability to identify and analyze problems, set priorities, and to recommend creative solutions.

  • The ability to negotiate successfully with a diverse group of business persons both internal and external to the company.

  • Willingness to travel as necessary.

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