Logistics Leader – Rail

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives, and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S. based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

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Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences


The Logistics Leader for Rail is responsible for negotiating contracts with railroads, lessors, and third-party service providers, as well as managing overall fleet. Ensure product is delivered on time, a low cost, and free of exceptions.  



Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Be a role model and mentor for peers and stakeholders by living AdvanSix values through the work we do and how we work together. 
  • Develop strategy, implement, and execute bids and auctions with logistics service providers including contraction negotiation strategy and execution. 
  • Drive Freight and Distribution productivity; lead and engage on project teams for key productivity initiatives. 
  • Work closely with finance, site logistics leaders, vendors, commercial leaders, supply chain planning, procurement and operations to identify productivity, cost reduction, and continuous improvement opportunities. 
  • Review sales and purchasing demands for rail car shipping destinations, determine average rail cycle times, and make recommendations to change the rail car fleet size and locations. 
  • Provide fleet management and planning to ensure timely supply of rail car fleet.
  • Develop metrics and recommendations to optimize the utilization of rail car fleet.
  • Track, expedite, manage, and optimize service cost components. 
  • Interpret sales forecast from commercial into demand along with maintaining appropriate safety-stocks fleet numbers. 
  • Calibrate optimal fleet size based off forecasts and improved efficiencies of fleet management. 
  • Assist in the review and implementation of new technology (Yard Management Systems and Tracking Tools) for integration of visibility and metric tracking for the logistics team and other stakeholders. 
  • In conjunction with finance, develop budget and forecast for rail leases, rail maintenance, rail freight and railcar casualty values as a result of scrapping. 
  • Negotiate leases, agreements and manage rail car fleet. 
  • Negotiate inbound/outbound rail freight contracts.  
  • Lead continuous improvement opportunities for current processes within the role to foster further simplification, visibility, and efficiency. 
  • Root cause resolutions – identify constraints, root causes, developing solutions, implementation, and tracking. 
  • Lead the repairs and maintenance of rail fleet.  
  • Proactively and efficiently escalate critical business issues to teams and leadership and facilitate the problem identification, alternatives, and decision-making process with the stakeholders. 



Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain/logistics management, business administration, or related field 
  • Supplier/ vendor relationship management experience 
  • 7+ years of experience with demonstrated success in a number of logistics, supply chain, and/or manufacturing roles 



Additional Qualifications:  

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint  
  • Excellent leadership and verbal and written communication skills 
  • SAP experience a plus 
  • Strong financial and business acumen 
  • Demonstrated analytical skills 
  • Some travel is required   
  • Procurement experience preferred 
  • Must be highly self-motivated and customer-centric 
At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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  • It is easy to apply for AdvanSix jobs online. Create a profile in DayForce and upload your resume or fill in the form with your job history.
  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!