10530 Ethanol Supply Chain Manager

Energy Recruiters | TN

Posted Date 5/26/2020

Energy Recruiters has been engaged to support a Commodities marketing and trading company in their search for an Ethanol Supply Chain Manager 



Based on Experience, Full Benefits






Manage the transportation, contract fulfillment, and inventories of ethanol and blended products throughout the supply chain.

Optimizes turnaround on reconciling freight/transportation invoices, schedules carriers for product movements, provides customer support, and resolves any logistical requirements for product and cost savings efficiencies to further maximize profitability.

Analyze logistics data and leverage market awareness to forecast inventory levels, product supply, and rail asset utilization.

Coordinates with internal team, carriers and terminal operators to ensure efficient execution of strategic marketing plans.

Coordinates shipping activities and railcar requirements between marketing, plants and customers

Develop and manage relationships with transportation providers, customers and plant partners

Communicates clearly with traders, plants, terminals and logistics operators to develop a schedule

Ensures optimal delivery and on time performance. Interacts with railroad companies support teams on service issues and resolutions, trip plans, and diversions

Forecast, manage and optimize inventory levels with consideration of trade strategy, customer demand, transit times and asset/lease utilization

Identify and address transport delays and bottlenecks

Manage inventories, contract balances, freight costs, and order planning in primary ERP system

Utilize online tools to issue rail movement instructions including OTMA and OT-5 requests

Ensure freight costs, product movements, planned shipments, and inventory balances are reflected accurately in internal systems and reporting

Optimizes the railcar fleet based on demand, future supply plans, and railroad operating conditions

Ensures compliance with Federal Railroad Association (FRA) and Transport Canada Regulations.

Coordinates the maintenance of railcars - both repairs and regulatory compliance testing.



Bachelor’s degree in ag business, economics, logistics, management or related fields

2+ years of commodity merchandising, logistics experience

Self-starter with high motivation and intellectual curiosity with a bias to logical problem solving

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ethanol supply chain dynamics including market accessibility and product origination

Understand regulatory compliance considerations and safety guidelines for HAZMAT transportation



Chris Werner at 678-795-9267 or Chrisw@er-inc.com


Professional Interests (choose at least one)
Alternative Energy | Distribution & Transportation | Pipelines & Terminals | Supply & Trading
Geographic Regions (choose at least one)
No Preference/Open to All | Southeast

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