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Returnable Fleet Program Manager

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20478 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

W. R Grace is hiring a Global Fleet Program Manager who will report to the Senior Fleet & Dangerous Good Leader, to execute and manage the company’s global fleet program with a primary focus on North America.


The ideal candidate would be based at our corporate headquarters in Columbia, MD with a hybrid split-week option (the company assigns specific days for on-site and remote work by team or function).


This role will encompass the development, and management of the Returnable Fleet (RF) program (Cylinders, Portable Tanks, Flow Bins, etc.) for all our locations to include US and International. The primary aspects of the role will be to develop returnable fleet specifications, fleet procurement/sourcing, SAP RF scripts, monitoring of KPI’s and fleet sizing and capacity modeling. In addition, this role will be responsible for working with ISC leadership to ensure that all sites, globally, receive support for their region. Additional responsibilities include:


  • Global fleet tracking using SAP
  • Support the development of site-specific technical specifications
  • Develop/implement SAP scripts to manage returnable fleet (RF) creation, outbound fleet procedures, and GOC/MDM templates
  • Develop and issue RF sizing models at regular cadence (monthly/quarterly) using consensus demand plans from the Grace Integrated Business Management (Gibm) team
  • Complete RF balancing analysis for common fleet utilized by multiple sites globally
  • Develop and issue RF idle time reports
  • Develop and issue RF Maintenance status reports
  • Develop/manage regulatory testing protocols for RF
  • Support the development and management of RF technical data sheets with cross functional support from Sales/Marketing/Technical Services
  • Develop/Implement demurrage vs. rental fee analyses for RF
  • Manage leased ISOTAINER fleet & initiate fleet expansion and procurement opportunities
  • Mentors, develops plant and plant logistics teammates who have local responsibility for RF program
  • Site support of audits and training*

Required Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree required, with Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation or Operations preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in plant or corporate transportation management
  • Experience managing a fleet which includes procurement, tracking, capacity planning and oversight; In addition, experience training and teaching plant logistics personnel desired

Preferred Qualifications

  • SAP, SAP BW and Cloud Analytics



Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Life Insurance and Disability

Grace Wellness Program

Flexible Workplace

Retirement Plans 

401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%

Paid Vacation and Holidays

Parental Leave

Tuition Reimbursement

Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore