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Rail Logistics Planner

Date:  Mar 7, 2023

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  67841
Job Function:  Supply Chain & Logistics

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


To plan and execute rail logistics in concert with our commercial strategy.  This includes rail and fleet management, status reporting and problem resolution.   Maintaining and monitoring the integrity of our ERP system is a requirement of this position.  To report and coordinate information and communications between internal and external customers, merchandisers, transportation, and accounting. 

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Generate and audit the daily railcar trace report to determine our as is current situation.
  • Provide guidance and support to business units regarding train logistics and the direction of the fleet into service.
  • Manage the rail car application process, generate bills of lading, and resolve billing issues.
  • Expedite rail car movements, gather movement data, and assist with customer notification.
  • Decide how to resolve transportation execution issues. 
  • Develop a working knowledge of the accounts payable function and maintenance scheduling programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Education

BS degree (Business Management, Transportation, Logistics, or Logistics) OR equivalent experience

Experience Requirements

  • Ability to learn of rail transportation including logistics and fleet management
  • Ability to learn of Railcar Maintenance & AAR regulations
  • Ability to learn NGFA Grain Trade Rules
  • Ability to learn standard software applications as well as our ERP system
  • Strong communication, math, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

Experience Preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Normal climate-controlled office environment.  Able to move freely throughout the office.  Able to communicate on the telephone and use standard office equipment.


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury