Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Houston, TX, US, 77024

Job Function:  Commercial / Planning
Requisition Number:  3507

Title:  Rail, Pipeline, and Truck Logistics Director

Who We Are

Par Pacific is a growth-oriented company that owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically-complex markets. Par Pacific combines experience in the oil and gas industry with corporate financing know-how. We bring this unique strength to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, entrepreneurial organization, we actively pursue new opportunities in response to local market demands and changing external environments.


The Role 

Reporting within the commercial Supply & Trading organization, you will assume 24/7 responsibility for Par’s rail, pipeline, and truck activities. You will actively schedule rail while you manage several rail and pipeline schedulers. As part of your specific responsibilities, you will: 

  • Manage crude oil and product schedulers for both crude and products as they:
    • Create, execute, and optimize monthly logistics plans.
    • Ensure timely supply and deliveries.
    • Interface extensively with internal and external counterparties.
  • Build and maintain commercial relationships with Class 1 railroads, short lines, railcar manufacturers and lessors, railcar repair companies, pipelines, and trucking companies.
  • Negotiate transportation agreements for rail, pipeline, and truck movements.
  • Create and execute short and long term railcar fleet strategy.
  • Optimize railcar fleet through the management of demurrage, freight rates, car utilization, repair costs, commodity inventory, etc.
  • Remain current and in compliance with all applicable railroad and pipeline tariffs, rules, and regulations; including DOT and rail regulations and interaction with the FRA and STB.
  • Cross train, support, and backup team members as necessary for continuity.
  • Assist internal departments in working with customs brokers and/or agents for trans-border commerce.
  • Use GeoMetrix / Bourque Logistics software and other systems to optimize cars, manage costs, create bill of ladings, track and handle bad orders, etc.
  • Maintain, develop, and improve internal and external reporting requirements such as rail fleet and pipeline utilization, movements, importation notification, demurrage, etc.
  • Interface with other departments to assist in operations planning, inventory management, invoicing, bill payment, and other financial decisions.
  • Participate in daily/weekly operations planning meetings.
  • Assume accountability over all invoices associated with your logistics movements.
  • Represent Par Pacific Holdings at industry conferences.


The Requirements 

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for this opportunity, you will have/be:

  • Minimum of five years of experience with commodity logistics, scheduling, or operations in rail and pipeline.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of:
    • Freight billing, tracking, and dispute resolution.
    • Railcar fleet optimization (spares, delays, bad orders, etc.).
  • Experience with crude and product pipelines in Alberta, Canada, and PADDs II, IV, and V.
  • Experience developing, maintaining, and optimizing manifest and unit train railcar fleets.
  • Experience with GeoMetrix and/or Bourque Logistics software.
  • Managed multiple employees
  • The ability to analyze large sets of data in order to develop and support transportation processes and the company’s strategic plan.
  • The ability to identify and resolve the typical issues that arise to keep the fleet moving.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel as it is a primary tool used daily in this role. An ability to use, dissect, and troubleshoot Excel formulas is a must.
  • A keen attention to detail and critical reasoning is a must.
  • Strong oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Timely internal and external communication is a must.
  • A self-starter approach with ability to work with little or no supervision in an independent and collaborative team environment.
  • Comfortable working in an open trade floor or bullpen type of environment.
  • Live in Houston with regular travel to the other locations.


Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 


More Good Reasons to work for Par:  


Unique culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. Regular exposure to down-to-Earth senior management and executives is a regular experience. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, Location, Location 

Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is in the bustling City Centre area of Houston, Texas. 


Opportunistic growth strategy 

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


Excellent compensation 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; a robust allotment of paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more. 


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

In addition, in order to be successful, you will: 

  • Be proactive 
  • Achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player 
  • Identify ways to improve processes and controls 
  • Combine analytical skills and creativity in solving problems 
  • Strong work ethic and accountability 
  • Effectively communicate with the team and ask questions 


The Company 


Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's strategy is to identify, acquire and operate energy and infrastructure businesses with attractive competitive positions. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Washington and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 150 Mbpd. We own and operate one of the largest energy infrastructure networks in Hawaii with a logistics network supplying the major islands of the state. In Wyoming, Par Pacific owns a refinery and associated logistics network in a niche market. We operate 123 fuel retail outlets in Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR". 


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting. 


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law. 

(825 Town & Country Lane, Houston, Texas 77024)


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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