Nutrien Manager, Phosphate Rail Operations in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Job Description

Manager, Phosphate Rail Operations, Saskatoon, SK

Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

This role will report to the Sr. Director, Rail Operations. Reporting in to this role will be the Analyst, Purified Pipeline; the Analyst, Sulfur Pipeline; and the Transportation Coordinator.

Key Tasks:

Primary responsibility for Phosphate rail transportation operations including overall management of all phosphate shipment planning, rail car forecasting and scheduling activities.

  • Act as primary point of contract for carriers to plan and schedule phosphate shipments

  • Prioritizing rail shipments with consideration for T&D constraints (loadout capabilities, empty car supply & rail service) and in collaboration with Sales & Commercial teams

  • Prepare rail car plan/forecasts and track progress to plan

  • Issue phosphate shipping schedule

  • Lead daily planning calls with rail carriers

  • Monitor rail contract commitments and factor into plans, forecasts and schedule

  • Oversight of all phosphate rail operations, including loaded and empty expediting and fleet management

  • Work to minimize rail freight and car costs for all phosphate shipments

  • Monitor and assess rail carrier performance

  • Responsible for reporting on phosphate rail operations and execution including but not limited to Daily Flash Reports, Cycle Reporting, Metrics/KPIs and Fleet

  • Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Analytical skills with strength in excel (pivot tables, graphs, charts)

  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • This role will lead a team of people, requiring strong leadership and management skills


  • University degree required

  • 5+ years transportation experience preferred, or general business experience

Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate. This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

If this sounds like a good match, apply now. In order to ensure consideration for this role, candidates are encouraged to apply by March 27, 2018. However, this job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

System ID 2018-6733

Job Category Supply Chain, Distribution & Logistics

Business Unit Corporate