Regional Logistics Director - Hunter, TX - Hybrid

Austin, TX, US, 78726

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  493639


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides Portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package and opportunities for your continued growth and development! 




The Regional Director-Logistics manages distribution and related logistics. This position is a conduit between Sales and Manufacturing to formulate annual/monthly sales and production forecasts. The position focuses on meeting customers' needs by establishing the most efficient and cost-effective manner to supply distribution terminals. The Regional Director-Logistics manages forecasting, transportation, terminal budgeting, and other related services.


What you’ll be contributing: 


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.  
  • Monitors the assigned division customers’ needs and coordinates cement distribution to meet these needs.
  • Formulates and constructs an annual sales forecast for the assigned division budgeting.
  • Serves as a liaison between the assigned division sales and plant production Managers to construct a monthly sales and production forecast.
  • Manages intra-company and inter-company purchases and distribution of cement, slag, and fly ash.
  • Monitors the assigned division sales trends, plant production trends, and other supply trends and adjusts distribution plans.
  • Provides periodic cement consumption forecasts.
  • Prepares monthly production/sales volume forecasts and imports cement, contract work, and shipment analysis.
  • Directs and manages the assigned division cement distribution terminals.
  • Manages logistics of cement supply to and from the terminals.
  • Supervises terminal personnel operations (PDRs, goals, staffing).
  • Coordinates cement terminal human resource, safety, and environmental activities.
  • Establishes annual operating budgets and monitors results.
  • Coordinates terminal maintenance with the support of plants and outside contractors.
  • Establishes terminal budgets and manages terminal projects with assistance from manufacturing.
  • Manages expansion of existing terminals and siting of new terminals.
  • Makes regular field visits to all plants, terminals, and offices to observe practices, establish local guidelines, and help with local traffic-related problems.
  • Works closely with employees on transportation matters related to securing adequate terminal cement inventories.
  • Manages the assigned division's logistics and distribution function.
  • Establishes annual transportation budgets.
  • Establishes contacts and maintains relations with key trucking and rail company personnel serving the assigned division.
  • Manages and negotiates freight rates and establishes service criteria for the truck and rail carriers servicing the plants, terminals, and customers.
  • Manages the assigned division's private rail car fleet.
  • Provides the most efficient freight logistics to serve the assigned division's plants, terminals, and customers.
  • Audits rail and truck demurrage bills and freight bills.
  • Files freight and damage claims.
  • Monitors and analyzes inventory and production control measures in relation to distribution schedules.
  • Directs and manages divisions' traffic, distribution, and transportation activities.
  • Works towards resolving customer problems and concerns.
  • Maintains memberships in traffic organizations and PCA committees and attends meetings and conventions related to traffic management.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • Ability to read, write, and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc 
  • Minimum 4 Year - Bachelor's Degree in Transportation, business administration, marketing or related field.
  • Professional designation such as Certificate in Transportation (Preferred)
  • Minimum 10 Years of experience in transportation in the cement, construction industries, or related fields. 
  • Ability to perform, organize, and prioritize work independently
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to make sound independent judgments regularly
  • Ability to lead/manage others
  • Ability to effectively negotiate
  • Knowledge of transportation and distribution policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Ability to perform budgeting, market analysis, and financial forecasting
  • Ability to work from general policies and objectives
  • Ability to refer to supervisor when clarification or interpretation of organization policy is in question
  • Domestic Travel up to 50%


What’s next for you? 


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals. 


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  


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What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Apr 21, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Austin

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Supply, Manager, Logistics, Sales, Operations, Management