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Rail Logistics Lead - Brentwood, TN


Brentwood, TN, US, 37027

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.


The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.


The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Rail Logistics Lead – Brentwood, TN

Role requires a highly motivated and adaptable individual that excels in a fast-paced environment to ensure all areas of the Rail program are meeting both customer and business expectations. Candidate must be a self-starter with demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills. Should have strong interpersonal skills and possess a high level of initiative for automation and innovation to further enhance the value of the team. Exhibits high integrity. Commitment to a culture of diligence and safety is essential.


This role is located at the Delek corporate office in Brentwood, TN, just south of downtown Nashville. Though predominantly performed in an office environment, there will be occasional travel to refineries, renewables plants, transload sites, and more. This team member should be savvy in both Commercial and Operations functions. It requires incredibly strong work ethic, analytical skills, effective multi-tasking, tenacity, and the ability to often tackle new tasks and issues without a roadmap or training. The role requires someone who thrives in very challenging and demanding environments with a high degree of ambiguity.



Outline of Roles and Responsibilities: 


General Duties

  • Team lead; may have dotted line or direct reports now or in future
  • Thought leader focused on growing revenue, lowering costs, and improving margins while driving strategic and operational success
  • Capable of performing all functions carried out by the Rail Team and pivoting between tactical and strategic matters when needed
  • Rail freight rate negotiating
  • Rail fleet management and railcar lease negotiating
  • Vendor and supplier relationship management
  • Negotiate various rail services such as railcar cleaning, storage, and maintenance
  • Manage and coordinate transload operations
  • Generate and develop ideas for program development
  • Build relationships across all areas of Delek and proactively improve processes and seek solutions
  • Monitor and manage the supply of railcars into/out of refineries, terminals, renewables plants, railcar storage and shop locations, and more
  • Generate car pipeline and fleet snapshot reports
  • Work to optimize rail schedules and fleet utilization including periodic maintenance
  • Ensure rail inspections are performed timely and effectively
  • Troubleshoot operational issues with service and rail providers
  • Maintain accurate and consistent tracking for all rail related activity
  • Remain highly organized and exhibit strong time management skills
  • Work with Operations and Commercial teams to determine best mix of commodities to load/unload by rail
  • Work with railroad crews and management to achieve satisfactory customer service and achieve goals
  • Coordinate rail transloading operations and provide status updates to relevant parties
  • KPI development and drive growth in rail analytics and reporting
  • Communicating refinery updates within and outside of transportation teams
  • Support the larger Rail Team for various team needs


Employee Development & Performance

  • Communicate effectively with freight railroads regarding customer service issues and resolutions, placing diversions, and following up on bad ordered railcars
  • Interact with the commercial team to translate sales into the execution of required rail shipments and record negotiated transportation terms in appropriate systems
  • Support customers and stakeholders with accurate, real-time asset tracking and tracing
  • Build relationships with current and prospective customers and program partners
  • Participate in daily/weekly team operations planning meetings
  • Provide ongoing support for the strategic development of the company
  • Ability to work well in a team environment navigating high pressure situations
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Rail leadership
  • Collaborate effectively within the department and cross-functionally
  • Ability to occasionally travel to customer sites and field location(s) if/when needed



  • Attend required and supplemental Safety training; PSM (Process Safety Management) training
  • Complete Hazmat certification/training for transportation professionals
  • Other courses as appropriate to role and for professional development
  • Maintain strong alignment with Delek’s Core Values
  • This position is located in a field office at a refining plant; Strict adherence to safety protocols is required



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or other related field; Or, in lieu of degree, at least 8 years of relevant transportation experience including one or combination of the following: transportation industry, oil & gas, or petrochemicals
  • At least 5 years of carload rail industry experience (across a broad range of Commercial and Operations functions preferred)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Skilled at identifying gaps in processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present results to all levels of management
  • Knowledge of operational safety programs and procedures
  • Experience with and working knowledge of freight billing, tracking and dispute resolution
  • Knowledge of AAR rules and regulations
  • Experience with commodity logistics, scheduling or operations
  • Working knowledge of the rail industry and the advantages and challenges of shipping by rail
  • The ability to analyze large sets of data in order to develop and support rail processes and the company’s strategic plan
  • Understand not all transportation matters occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; Must be willing to occasionally work outside of traditional business hours.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of rail industry experience
  • Basic NAFTA import/export
  • Petroleum products industry experience
  • Rail bulk liquids transloading experience
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish


** The team member must be in the role for at least 18 months before they qualify to transition into a Delek role outside of the Rail Team.**

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.


It’s an exciting time to join Delek. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

Delek US offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 

Since our inception, our ability to hire the right people for the job has served us well, resulting in an impressive record of consistent growth and profitability. With more than 3,500 employees in nine states, we have brought together a diverse team of professionals passionate about investing their time and expertise in one of the most dynamic downstream energy companies in the market today. 

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