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  • 416 South Bell Avenue
    Ames, IA 50010

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Coordinator, Transportation

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. • Ames, IA

Posted 20 days ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 4 Year Degree
Biotechnology, Chemical, Transportation
Transportation, Supply Chain, Inventory


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Job Description


The purpose of this job is to assure the effective andefficient daily Transportation and Supply Chain Management of commoditiesshipments done through barge and other modes of transportation. This positionis also responsible for working terminal issues and engineering issues orprocess design improvements.



  • Exercise discretion in the scheduling,coordinating and processing of freight deliveries to customers, plants andterminal locations to assure timely delivery of product at the most economicalrate
  • Coordinate modal transport and design processimprovement as well as process diagrams relating to logistics areaoperationally and organizationally to improve proficiency
  • Oversee compliance with BQ 9000 requirements
  • Follow Renewable Energy Group credit policies asapplicable to the shipment of products from REG and client plants
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment toevaluate all possible transportation methods while determining how to transportspecific sales/shipments to and from origin and destinations 


  • Track transfer and 3rd partyshipments to terminals including title transfer based on Free on Board terms orfinished product to customers, and inbound feedstock to REG facilities
  • Assist with the setting up of export/importshipments by ship or barge
  • Respond to customer inquiries regarding shipmentstatus in sales force, plant operations, and all customers


  • Conduct a general analysis of cost/sales/profitby terminal as requested based on professional knowledge/experience
  • Utilize analysis conclusion make recommendationsto senior management on go/no-go terminal options

Other frequent duties:

  • Keep all transportation rates up to date in OTM
  • Maintain a strong understanding of REGaccounting procedures and financial conditions
  • Negotiate/coordinate costs associated and postchanges as needed
  • Process freight bills for payment to accountspayable person

Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


Education Required:4 year bachelor’s degree – Supply Chain Management or related degree

*3-5 years of experience may substitute

Experience Required:  2+ years office experience withtransportation logistics background.

*Master’s degree may substitute some experience

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Sales and analytical thinking skills

Basic Math and Accounting skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

OTM (Oracle Transportation Management)

JD Edwards

Other Database systems

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