Logistics Operations Officer


Logistics Operations Officer
Rio Tinto- Chicago, IL

Logistics Operations Officer

Great opportunity to work for a global company at the forefront of mining

Advance your career and develop your leadership potential in a pioneering organisation

We offer competitive paid parental leave entitlements and flexible work arrangements

Are you ready to be a part of our pioneering Sales & Marketing team?

The high-quality materials Rio Tinto produces are essential to making modern life work.

Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: from microscopic circuit board parts in your smartphone and computer to the hull of a supertanker, our materials make up the world around us.

We own and operate open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters, power stations, and research and service facilities.

And we use our railways, ports and ships to deliver our products to our customers. Underpinning everything we do is an absolute commitment to safety – for our people, contractors, and the communities and environments in which we operate.

Join us and help shape our commercial presence in the US

Rio Tinto is establishing a US Sales & Marketing office in Chicago.

Part of the new Commercial organisation, US facing sales and marketing roles from across multiple products and locations will be based in Chicago.

This is an exciting next step in our Commercial journey and for your career.

You’ll get to join a pioneering team delivering commercial insights and driving commercial value across our mine to market value chain.

From East Coast to West Coast;

From the desert to the mountains;

From small towns to big cities, our diverse portfolio of assets and activities has helped shape the mining industry across the United States.

We supply 30 per cent of the world’s refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California. Our Bingham Canyon mine, located just south-west of Salt Lake City, Utah, has produced more copper than any other operation in history. And our Resolution Copper project in Arizona is among the top ten largest undeveloped copper assets in the world.

This role is responsible for the efficient and effective operational and administrational execution of freight and logistics activities to meet customer requirements and achieve RT Logistics performance and safety targets.

Manage logistic movements involving transportation, warehousing and material flows

Arrange, coordinate and optimise shipments with suppliers using negotiated (or better) rates and terms

Identify freight opportunities through back haul, on haul or triangulation activities to reduce costs /improve profitability

Prepare and issue shipping instructions and manage shipment formalities for domestic, import and export

Actively manage inflight movements ensuring delivery schedules and expectations are met.

Provide regular and relevant operational feedback to RTL team to enhance service delivery or business performance
Liaise with BU customer service reps to ensure shipments are despatched efficiently and meet customer expectation

Act as the primary escalation point for all operational issues raised by the BUs or suppliers

Correctly interpret supplier contracts across different trade lanes to ensure shipment returns are optimised

Issue invoices and pay suppliers according to contractual terms and Rio Tinto payment policies

Payment tracking issues and resolutions including collection of debt relating to invoices or supply debit notes

Manage and/or negotiate operational disputes with suppliers and BUs

Create a HSE culture within RTL ensuring all activities comply with Rio Tinto standards and that product shipments are made in a safe and secure manner

Engage suppliers on HSEQ related issues to ensure compliance to contract management standards and performance expectations

Adhere to RTL policies and systems requirements at all times.

What you will need for this role

Interpersonal, communication & negotiation skills

Ability to operate in matrix organisation

Internal and external stakeholder management and customer service skills

Logistics operations

Freight Forwarding

Transportation management systems (e.g. SAP TM)
>3 years in Logistics/freight forwarding or supply chain
Logistics operations experience preferred

Bachelors level qualification in Logistics or similar
About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. We’ve led the industry in partnerships, with customers in new markets, and with local communities.

We’ve pioneered technological innovations, such as our Mine of the Future™ programme and our low-CO2 aluminium from hydropower. And we’ve paved the way in areas such as safety, tax transparency and legacy management.

Inclusion & Diversity

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

If you’re interested in launching your career with us, apply today for an exciting tomorrow.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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