K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group, an international resources company. KSPC has headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility called Bethune mine, located near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and a world-class potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. When Bethune mine opened in 2017, it became the first new potash mine in Saskatchewan in nearly fifty years. KSPC is proud to be recognized as one of both Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s Top Employers. For more information visit www.ks-potashcanada.com.

Supply Chain Coordinator

Your Responsibilities

The Supply Chain Coordinator will be responsible to coordinate an efficient and effective network planning for rail and vessel transportation including inventory management to ensure goods availability at the final shipping points to customers. The individual will interact with various internal and external supply chain partners, including loading facilities, railways, inspection service providers, agencies, chartering agents, ship brokers and ocean shipping lines. The Supply Chain Coordinator will interact with K+S internal units in Germany (e.g. QM, Logistics, Sales, Chartering) and with other stakeholders to coordinate and oversee transports and establish the respective documentation. The Supply Chain Coordinator will supervise the fleet activities and management of KSPC’s railcar fleet.

The successful candidate will:

•Plan and execute efficient and effective network planning
•Execute K+S’s rail distribution planning for internal shipments to warehouses and customer shipments based on weekly supply network planning SAP runs
•Ensure cost optimized utilization of load-out and transportation capacities (assets)
•Coordinate and plan rail shipments with K+S KALI’s SCM unit and mine site staff on a regular basis including a proper monitor and control function of inventory levels
•Oversee availability of goods and loading capacities at mine site and port and take responsibility for the joint planning and scheduling between KPSC, CP Rail and Port facility
•Plan on active Inventory Management to ensure goods availability at final shipping points to customers based on rolling forecast
•Input data accurately and efficiently into K+S SAP ERP System and assure that appropriate transactions are completed in the appropriate manner
•Work with logistic service providers to ensure transfer of product down the supply chain
•Oversee necessary customs regulations and prepare and submit custom clearance documents for exporting product ex Canada
•Work with logistic service provides to establish timely and accurate sales and invoicing documentation
•Oversee Railcar fleet management and supervision
•Plan and communicate laycan and vessel scheduling
•Support the development of the logistics set-up for domestic deliveries in US and Canada


K+S Potash Canada recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Qualifying requirements for this role:
•Minimum 2 year Community College diploma or relevant degree/certificate in Administration
•3-5 years’ experience in the railway industry
•Experience in railcar fleet management an asset
•Excellent planning skills required
•SAP knowledge, especially ERP an asset
•German language skills an asset
•Rotated evening and weekend on-call shifts will be required
•Must be authorized to legally work in Canada
•Successful candidates must be eligible to travel outside of Canada as travel may be required
Successful candidates may be entitled to relocation assistance.

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by March 15, 2019.


Amazing Opportunities at K+S Potash Canada while building your career.

Good People and Great Culture
Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth
We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.

Valuable Compensation
Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.
Supporting Benefits
A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits PLUS great extras such as:
• Paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity!
• A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.
• Employee and Family Assistance Program: supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.
Work-Life Balance
We have a competitive time off program including:
• PLUS days – up to (40 hours) to use as needed (take care of the unexpected, enjoy a long weekend or have a “me” day.)
• 16 additional hours at two years of service and an additional 24 hours at five years of service with our competitive vacation policy.

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