AVP - Intermodal and Automotive Operations

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 36610: AVP - Intermodal and Automotive Operations 


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Primary Purpose: As the Assistant Vice President (AVP), Intermodal and Automotive Operations, you will be at the forefront of our transformation journey. Your primary purpose will be to develop, adapt, and execute a strategic roadmap aimed at establishing rigorous process control, fostering world-class analytics, and nurturing a culture of continuous improvement within our Intermodal and Automotive Operations (IMAU Ops) division.


Principal Duties: In this dynamic role, you will:

  • Create executive-ready communications that provide invaluable support for informed decision-making within the IMAU Ops division.
  • Serve as a thought leader, shaping the strategy for IMAU Ops and acting as a trusted sparring partner for other IMAU GVPs, bringing fresh and innovative perspectives to the table.
  • Drive a cultural transformation, influencing both agreement and non-agreement staff across IMAU Ops, to instill a mindset of excellence and continuous improvement.


Job Related Experience:

  • Minimum Level: 8+ years of demonstrated experience in process control, analytics, and leading transformative initiatives.
  • Preferred Level: 10+ years of successful leadership in similar roles, with a track record of driving significant improvements and innovation.


  • Preferred Level: Master's Degree (BS, MBA, BBA) with a strong foundation in Business.

Licenses / Certifications:

  • Required: None listed.
  • Preferred: None listed.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in SQL.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel/Spreadsheets.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook.
  • Exceptional abilities in MS PowerPoint/Presentations.
  • Proficiency in MS Word/Word Processing.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong decision-making acumen, especially in high-pressure environments.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, enabling you to articulate complex ideas effectively.
  • Analytical thinking coupled with a problem-solving mindset.
  • Strategic thinking, with the ability to chart a clear path towards long-term objectives.
  • Experience in Lean Transformation methodologies is a significant advantage.

Work Conditions:

  • Environment: Office/Hybrid, providing you with flexibility and a modern working environment.
  • Shift Work: No.
  • On-Call: Yes, as required.
  • Weekend Work: Yes, as needed, to meet critical business objectives.

Why Join Us: At Norfolk Southern, we are committed to setting new industry standards and embracing innovation. As the Senior Leader - Assistant Vice President, you will play an instrumental role in shaping the future of our Intermodal and Automotive Operations, leading initiatives that drive efficiency, excellence, and a culture of continuous improvement. Join us on this exciting journey toward excellence and transformation.


Note: This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position's essential functions and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it.

Company Overview

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting www.NorfolkSouthern.com.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta