Cargill Supply Chain Director METNA in Istanbul, Turkey

Supply Chain Director METNA

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location: Istanbul, Turkey

Travel: 15 - 20% average travel.

This position works closely with Business Unit Senior Leadership Team and Supply Chain Leaders in order to advise, provide direction and make decisions on all major supply chain activities for a large team across the organization with a short to mid term outlook.

Foods METNA Region consists of 19 countries where all FIBI (Food Ingredients and Bio Industrial) products are imported to. Three of those assets are based in Turkey: Oils & Fats, Corn Milling & Bioindustrial.

Major Tasks

  • Contributes to forecasting, demand planning and allocation planning for a medium to long term outlook;

  • Apply an advanced understanding of supply chain practices and procedures to develop and implement the medium-long term IBP demand/capacity outlook based on various input sources;

  • Liaise with Cargill plants which directly impact product availability and level of customer service & determine capacity and capital planning to ensure business continuity;

  • Act as a center of expertise in the CSL area for debottlenecking operational issues as well as all major projects and investments in the region;

  • Monitor and develop performance of Logistics Service Providers;

  • Monitor the FIBI Supply Chain strategy for the METNA region;

  • Make recommendations to Supply Chain and Commercial Leaders and utilize influence to drive appropriate business trade-offs consistent with achieving agreed upon value capture targets and timing;

  • Follow up local legislations and full compliance requirements related with CSL activities in METNA;

  • Provide Leadership for Foreign Trade Operations team for smooth Import and Export execution;

  • Monitor and control centrally owned operational business processes, such as Integrated Business Planning, budget cycles, KPI and dashboard reporting;

  • Facilitate measures to improve on customer reliability and service level agreements;

  • Defines projects and process improvements in the supply chain organization to drive continuous improvement to excellence standards;

  • Partner with Business Unit and Group Supply Chain Leaders to ensure that strategic and tactical business decisions are made; connect supply chain strategy to overall BU strategy;

  • Provides management and oversight to a medium-sized team to ensure customer expectations are met from production through order fulfillment;

  • Support building & maintaining a sustainable, highly skilled team through accountability, leadership, coaching, and mentoring.


  • University degree. Additional studies in Logistics, Supply Chain;

  • 8 years Supply Chain management experience in a multinational environment;

  • Expertise in logistics, 3PL management, international trade and CSL system design and integration;

  • Production and Demand Planning experience;

  • Minimum 3 years international senior management experience in logistics, supply chain planning and import/export processes;

  • Familiar with international trade routes, free zones, port operations;

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • ERP software knowledge and expertise (SAP is a plus)

  • Excellent command of English.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Supply Chain Management

Primary Location Turkey-34-Istanbul

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: IST00241