Senior Transportation Operations Manager

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.
December 31, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
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Calumet Specialty Products partners, L.P. is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products. Our product lines include both naphthenic and paraffinic oils, aliphatic solvents, synthetic lubricants, asphalt, fuels, white mineral oils, waxes, petroleum and hydrocarbon gels. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. has one of the most diverse specialty hydrocarbon capabilities in the world.

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The Sr. Transportation Operations Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all transportation within Calumet and overseeing the Truck and Rail Department.They will be responsible to direct and perform analysis, planning and optimization of all
transportation functions utilizing SAP TM. They will ensure the integrity of freight condition records in SAP to ensure correct freight charges are applied or invoiced to customers. They will need to communicate and interact with Calumet operating groups and plant personnel in relation to transportation issues and requirements.


  • Manage the transportation team to support Calumet’s marketing needs

  • Interacts on a frequent basis with Calumet facilities for troubleshooting and optimization

  • Responsible for managing and developing monthly analysis performance reports. Establish key performance metrics and identify opportunities to enhance operations

  • Plans and direct work, provides training, facilitate interaction with other groups. Establish goals/objectives, sets performance criteria

  • Conducts employee performance reviews and seeks opportunities for professional development

  • Manage internal/external audit requests. Participate with management in long range distribution/transportation plans and budget planning, and other corporate wide or business unit initiatives as required

  • Develop, establish and enforce processes and procedures to ensure the integrity of transportation operations

  • Interact daily with various business units. Extensive communications required with Customer Service, Demand Planning, Sales, Purchasing, Refineries and plants

  • Lead or facilitate initiatives/issues involving transportation concerns or matters with various operating, refinery, plant and supply groups to enhance performance of Calumet’s ground transportation requirements

  • Day to day management of the SAP TM platform including setting processes and procedures, monitoring key reports, while supporting key functional users of SAP TM

  • Monitor Transportation Regulations: a) Monitor compliance with D.O.T. product shipping regulations, (b) Monitor Safety records, (c) Obtain certificates of insurance, (d) Verify operating authorities, (e) Monitor compliance in accordance with FRA standards

  • Drive carrier performance by maintaining carrier scorecards focused on Key Performance Indicator’s


  • High level of self-determination and self-management

  • Communicates effectively with diverse people at various organizations levels with the right level of detail and sensitivity

  • Ability to balance priorities and competing demands across the business


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required in Transportation / Logistics, Business, Economics or related field

  • Minimum of 10 years of transportation work experience in a corporate environment

  • Bulk truck and rail transportation experience

  • Accomplished in IT systems integration

  • Must be proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point

  • Demonstrated progressive leadership experience with significant supply chain, logistics, and/or manufacturing


  • SAP/SAP TM experience

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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    Bachelor’s Degree

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