Sr. Rail Procurement Analyst - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Sr. Rail Procurement Analyst - Atlanta, GA

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
United States

Sr. Rail Procurement Analyst - Atlanta, GA

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at  

Job Summary:

The Rail Procurement team conducts negotiations in excess of $400MM in spend. This position will support the Rail Procurement Department with ad-hoc analytics, savings identification and reporting, and any other items as needed.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Analyze low cost modes between Rail, Intermodal and Truck to benchmark Rail network.
  • Conduct rate audits to match railroad tariffs to WestRock systems.
  • Track boxcar fulfillment across all locations and report out weekly.
  • Assist Freight Audit & Pay with any invoicing/billing issues between WestRock and the railroads.
  • Conduct Monthly meetings with FAP to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Weekly Report out of WestRock – Railroad financial balances.
  • Organize and manage all active and historical contracts.
  • Maintain Rate Request Tracker
  • Support Rail Procurement with report development, mode analytics, RFP analysis, data management, etc.
  • Ad hoc analysis to support operations and sourcing projects.
  • Identify opportunities to convert long haul truck/intermodal volume to rail.
  • Maintains rail route guides and rate tables and ensures consistency throughout various systems.
  • Tracks Savings Initiatives
  • Maintains Rail Fuel Surcharge schedules and with monthly distribution.
  • Audit support for all Railroad Industrial Track Agreements (ITA’s) and Switching Agreements
  • Rail Tariff Management and Knowledge Resource
  • Cross Border Customs and Rail Documentation Support
  • Review and Audit Lease Fleet Cycle Efficiency / Cost Evaluation
  • Assist in report/presentation development for upper level communication.
  • Rail procurement negotiations for secondary fiber
  • Responsible for Spot Rail Sourcing to support Enterprise Logistics Operations
  • Support the Team by leveraging QTS and GE Visibility tool Analytics
  • Monitor and report on US Rail Desktop and FTR Rail Market Indices

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Transportation Management, or Supply Chain Management is preferred.
  • 5 to 7 Years Logistics Experience Required
  • Rail Industry Experience Preferred
  • Able to clearly and effectively communicate to peers and upper leadership
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Skills.
  • Ability to manage rapidly changing deadlines and priorities
  • Self-motivated.
  • Approximately 5-10% travel

​What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.



WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining
a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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