Logistics Rail Analyst

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77043

Company: CEMEX

Company Overview

Founded in 1906, over the last 110+ years' CEMEX has grown into a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  Here at CEMEX we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, vacation or paid time off,  employee assistance program and retirement plan options, along with over a century of stability to build your next career on! To learn more about our company culture and why you should join us, visit us at www.cemexusa.com/careers. For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at https://jobs.cemex.com/.

Job Summary

The Rail Logistics Analyst is responsible for using various railcar tracking systems to create daily reports, monitor fleet idle time, and actively oversee fleet distribution/utilization.  Will also provide support to update and maintain fleet information in DDCTS/UMLER, communicate with Class I railroads, repair facilities, and resolve logistics issues.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with the management of a large railcar fleet of different car types.
  • Communicate with personnel at production plants, distribution terminals, and other locations to ensure adequate rail transportation capacity.  Understand railcar fleet cycle and sizing models.
  • Manage RAILINC administration - OT-57, Rule 107, DDCTS, BRC, Restencils, Deactivations, etc. 
  • Coordinate empty and loaded railcar moves to minimize freight costs, improve cycle times, and reposition units as needed. 
  • Communicate with railcar lessors, builders, and other stakeholders to resolve service issues, invoice discrepancies, payment settlements, and other matters as needed.
  • Develop and manage key rail performance metrics for fleets at an enterprise level.
  • Coordinate with Class I railroads, shortlines, repair shops, and other rail service providers to keep the fleet operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Provide professional analysis and research of rail transportation pricing, routes, and other market factors that have an impact on operations and fleet costs.
  • Enter purchase orders into SAP and manage payment of invoices to different vendors.
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Identify and communicate workplace hazards and take corrective action when/where needed


  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration, Finance, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Rail Fleet Management, Logistics, Supply Chain and/or Procurement 
  • Knowledge of rail transportation, logistics, and rates
  • Ability to read and interpret railcar contracts and tariff authorities
  • Knowledge of RAILINC rules and fleet management processes
  • Experience working with logistics/freight management tools
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite especially Excel
  • Experience with SAP and Tableau (Preferable)
  • Must be able to meet strict deadlines and deliverables
  • Must be able to work under pressure 

Working Conditions

  • Capable of working in an open concept office environment

Physical Requirements

  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing to a significant degree
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently
  • Job involves sitting most of the time, but also involves walking or standing for brief periods of time 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, in order to communicate to employees/visitors  

Legal Notices

CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.


CEMEX will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.


CEMEX is an E-Verify participating employer.


Arizona Smoke-Free Act.  CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona’s Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-601.01). Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.


CEMEX offers both competitive pay and benefits. Benefits applicable to this position may include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off, and Holiday Pay, as well as a comprehensive wellness program to help keep employees and their families healthy and well. You can learn more about CEMEX Benefits by visiting the CEMEX USA Benefits and Well-Being page. (https://www.cemexusa.com/careers/life-at-cemex/benefits-well-being).

EEO Statement - En Español

CEMEX es una institución EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acción afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientación sexual, información genética, identidad de género, o expresión de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.

Nearest Major Market: Houston