Get to Know Norfolk Southern

Career Services invites you to Get to Know Norfolk Southern

When: November 11, 2013

Times: 1:00pm to 4:00pm Johnson Center Kiosk

5:00pm to 7:00pm Enterprise 278

The night event will include Firehouse Subs and networking.

Check out their open position!

Management Trainee – Marketing

Norfolk Southern is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies specializing in freight railroading. We operate approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern has the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products. We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as “The Thoroughbred of Transportation”. As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Job Description:

As a trainee within our marketing team, you will support internal customers in developing comprehensive market analyses and plans. You may also have the opportunity to work with external customers to generate and grow partnerships through competitive pricing and market development. You will become part of the team responsible for developing new business, while continuing to maintain and grow relationships with our existing customer base.

This position requires a strong analytical skill set as the candidate will provide support and analysis to the commercial groups at NS including senior management. This may include analysis of the quarterly revenue and volume forecast, preparation of presentation materials and supplemental analyses including data on macro-economic trends and ongoing drivers within NS’ markets. This would include distribution and analysis of reports on current business levels, and research studies that provide team members and management with actionable business intelligence. Promoted trainees are often assigned as an assistant market manager within one of our commodity groups in Marketing,located in Norfolk and Roanoke, VA, or as an economic analyst within Market Research and Economics located in Norfolk. These positions are generally filled by marketing, management, finance, international business, economics or MBA graduates.

Skills: The candidate must have strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills. Candidate must be proficient in MS Office, with emphasis on Excel. The candidate must be detail oriented and comfortable working in a team environment. The candidate should be a self-starter willing to study internal and external reference material to resolve problems and make suggestions for improvements.Hours: Monday through Friday; generally 8AM to 5PM, some weekend work required as business needs dictate.

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