CP Lead DS Logistics

Geismar, LA 70737

Posted: 05/26/2023 Job Category: General Job Number: 178090 Pay Rate: $55.00 - $60.00

Job Description

The CP Lead Logistics Operations is responsible for acquiring logistics services, materials, and equipment for all downstream businesses.

  • Applicants considered for sites in Geismar LA, NORCO LA, or Houston, TX.

TWIC Card Required

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Rail loading, switching, cleaning, and maintenance agreements

  • Rail track maintenance, design, and engineering agreements

  • Truck loading agreements

  • Logistics development projects

  • Category of supply strategy development

  • Post Award Contract Management

This role is dynamic with a high focus on commerciality and operational support in which the CP Lead engages in direct negotiation with logistics service providers for a variety of scopes applicable to site and outbound logistics operations. This role contributes directly to the strategy development and implementation for the logistics category across all downstream lines of business and will implement new end to end strategies across North America to better integrate downstream logistics operations with value to company s end customer in mind. The successful candidate will demonstrate a solid understanding of downstream commodity movement and logistics including site operations, proven success with stakeholder engagement and management, market dynamics and analysis, as well as value creation through supply chain optimization and creative thinking. The CP Lead is also accountable for PACM (Post-Award-Contract-Management) activities and is a key CMT (Contract Management Team) member in multiple CMTs, touching various classes of business. This role will have significant interface with railcar loading, switching, cleaning, maintenance, inspection, and other rail track scopes that impact manufacturing and terminal sites where company conducts business.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Deliver value improvements to each class of business through development / implementation of regional supply chain strategies that support class of business plans

  • Provide market updates to stakeholders / CMT to support business decision making

  • Manage and develop new regional supplier contracts while building expertise in the logistics service provider marketplace

  • Negotiate deals with providers that deliver the best value for all of company s businesses

  • Assist with resolution of operational and supplier performance issues relating to logistics contracts (contribute to / drive BPR discussions)

  • Exercise a sound commercial mindset and the ability to influence stakeholder thinking and behavior for ongoing OPEX logistics requirements as well as CAPEX projects

  • Interface with stakeholders across all downstream lines of business daily to ensure local needs are being met and ongoing business / development opportunities are being sought

  • Responsible for ensuring that contracts are made effectively operational within Company s standard RtP process and maintaining current data within contracting systems such as SAP and Ariba

  • Conduct bids, negotiate contracts, and manage supplier performance timely in order to ensure value expected is captured from all contracts

  • Develop commercially competitive strategies for the logistics category which meet business requirements on site and maximize customer value

  • Work closely with key business stakeholders (across multiple classes of business) to develop and implement optimal transportation, loading, cleaning, and maintenance solutions to ensure business targets/objectives are achieved

  • Develop a deep understanding of the category/business within the portfolio, to find and deliver sustainable E2E 40/40/20 Value Opportunities of Demand/Specification/Price

  • The CP Lead s remit focuses on Company s Assets in Canada and the US, with significant attention to developing work in the GOM, they will be expected to work closely with CP colleagues across other themes and geographies, participating in applicable global category networks to bi-directionally share learnings and best practices

  • Key to success will be ensuring that the Company has a competitive market landscape. This will require the development of existing suppliers, attracting new suppliers to Company, and rationalization of existing supplier base

  • Support Goal Zero aspiration through robust Contractor Safety Management practices and alignment to Company s personal and process - safety focus areas

  • Implementation of Contractor HSSE standards and programs in close liaison with contract owners and holders to include incorporation of site HSSE standards into framework agreements

  • Proactively identify & understand commercial/procurement needs from internal stakeholders (Company s Business) and collaboratively propose competitive solutions. This may involve constructively challenging the Business Demand and/or procurement practices in order to drive value and efficiency for the organization

Build highly collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders in the COBs, Finance, HSSE, etc. To deliver significant reductions in costs by continually applying transformational supply chain principles in all stages of the contracting life cycle

Special Challenges:

  • Develop contract strategies that enhance customer experience through logistics delivery of Company s products

  • Generate cost reductions and value that align to business plan goal

  • Improve contract value delivery through robust post award contract management

  • Development of new category of supply goals

  • Ability to diplomatically challenge current ways of working

Establish new centrally managed category of supply within a diverse organization

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Minimum High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

  • Established logistics background, rail transport and product loading operations beneficial

  • Experience with chemicals manufacturing and site logistics

  • Demonstrated track record of execution excellence and delivering on time and to plan results

  • Strong commercial and operational analysis experience beneficial

  • Sound understanding of supply chain operations

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills across multiple lines of business

  • Demonstrated ability to interact seamlessly and effectively with all levels of management

  • Understanding of procurement processes:

    • CMCP

    • Strategy development and execution

    • Negotiate and place contracts

    • Supplier and contract performance management

Pay Range:

The pay range for this position is $55 - $ 60 per hour; however, the pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This pay information is being provided pursuant to applicable law and is based in part on market location.

Please Note:

Must have a valid driver s license and current state required minimum vehicle insurance coverage to drive onto Client and Company property.


The benefits available with this position include:

  • Ongoing Training (RSO, Systems, Software Programs, OSHA Safety, JJ Keller, etc.)

  • Continuous Employment Development and Learning

  • Ongoing Advocacy, internal assets with HSE, Legal and HR teams and experts to aid in Employee Career Path and Advancement

  • 401K

  • Aetna Group Medical Coverage & Kaiser for California only

  • Dental Insurance Coverage

  • Vision Insurance Coverage

  • Basic Life Insurance & AD&D

  • Long Term Disability

  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability

  • Direct Deposit

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

Cenergy is a dynamic, diverse, woman-owned company that has provided stellar support to our clients globally for over 25 years! We hire extraordinary people, and each of our team members are encouraged to embody our core values to drive innovation and own it with integrity and trust while adding to our positive and forward-thinking atmosphere.

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