Senior Freight Advisor

Job description

Job title:
Senior Freight Advisor

Direct Report to the Freight Director

Professional experience:
In-depth knowledge in railway business processes especially relating to operational planning and data exchange.
Having held a senior position in a related field for at least 5 years.

Main duties

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide support to working groups dealing with:
  • freight IT and data exchange/standardisation issues
  • Simplified procedures for wagon exchanges
    For these groups main task will require to:
    • Prepare meeting agenda
    • Prepare minutes
    • Prepare draft position papers as the case may be
    • Coordinate positions
    • Chair meetings at the request of the Chair
  • manage these issues on a daily basis
  • act as project manager for specific Freight Forum projects dealing with innovation and digitalisation. This will include:
    • the preparation of project concepts
    • the preparation of tenders
    • the preparation of contracts and their follow-up
    • the management of project related budgets
    • the management of project meetings and their preparation
  • provide input in the freight work programme and help develop it
  • provide input and report to the statutory meetings of the Freight Department
  • manage ad hoc topics (organisation of workshops in relevant field, provide expertise and coordination for relevant aspects of the Freight CEO Task Force etc.)
  • represent UIC at relevant conferences and events
  • ensure market watch with particular reference to innovation and digitalisation

Skills and knowledge

  • self motivation
  • strong sense of team work
  • demonstrate initiative
  • strong analytical skills
  • computer skills
  • expertise in EU Regulatory environment for interoperability in the domains of operations and IT
  • background in EDI and message exchange environment
  • ability to identify quickly key issues
  • ability to liaise at all levels of management and across different cultures
  • ability to work under pressure
  • proven project and group management track record
  • flexibility


  • ability to work in at least two languages including English (in writing and verbally)
  • and have a good command of more languages is not essential but would be appreciated
  • University Degree or equivalent

Job specificities

  • Be prepared to relocate to the Paris area
  • Be prepared to travel internationally

Contact and deadline

Please send CV and motivation letter before 27/05/2018 to:
Sandra GEHENOT, Director of Freight Department: Sandra GEHENOT

with a copy to : Laurence SIMON, HR Director: Laurence SIMON