Cargill North American Regional Container Lead in Wayzata, Minnesota
North American Regional Container Lead
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.
This North American (NA) regional position will be responsible for leading the Cargill Transportation & Logistics (CTL) international logistics (container) transportation modeand be responsible to build, lead and implement Cargill’s NA container strategy as part of the global container strategy.You will also develop new/growth opportunities, expand Cargill’s use of container freight and lead the regional container team.
40% - Strategy and Planning:
Deeply understand the NA Container market as part of the global container market and translate this into longer term impact to Cargill container supply chains in terms of rates, capacity and service.
Lead the development and implementation of the regional container vision and strategy. Partner and align with other container regions and modes to identify and pursue new container business opportunities and models for growth.
Ensure longer term container capacity and market access.
Create optimal setup between container mode, deployment team, data & analytics team and Cargill Business Service centers. Build and lead the regional Container team and ensure common processes (e.g., Cargill Strategic Sourcing) and tools (e.g., GT Nexus) are consistently implemented and aligned with CTL’s regional Container strategy.
25% - Service performance Management:
Understand Cargill BG requirements and translate these into service standards. Accountable for the service delivery of ocean carriers.
Manage the overall vendor relationship with ocean carriers and apply the global carrier segmentation
Establish and deliver on mode metrics to monitor and continuously improve carrier performance.
20% - Sourcing Execution:
Manage the regional container related spend and establish bid strategies for the different business groups.
Manage the sourcing events and lead the contract negotiations during the bid process.
Ensure smooth implementation management of contracts including operational setup with selected container lines.
5% - Other Duties as Required
BA / BS University Degree
8 years of experience working in Transportation, Logistics, Operations, Supply Chain, Commercial Management and/or Trading
3 years of International Logistics (Container) experience
Experience with customer and vendor relationship management and negotiation
Experience leading the development and execution of a strategy in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders and interests
Understanding of the Container market and translate that knowledge into short and long term strategies
Financial acumen, including strong analytical skills; experience with scorecards/metrics
Partnering with senior leaders and businesses to understand strategies/requirements and translate them into priority actions
Experience building, leading and motivating diverse cross-functional teams to high performance and results
Superior relationship building and ability to build trust and influence senior stakeholders both inside and outside of Cargill
Strong complex negotiation and communication skills
Entrepreneurial, business builder
Success at building and managing vendor relationships
Team building and people leadership
Cultural awareness and competence
Fluent in English
Advanced degree in related field
Experience with other modes/intermodal transportation (e.g. truck, rail)
Led a business with P&L responsibilities and strategy development
Trading and/or risk management
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Job Transportation/Logistics and Forwarding
Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: WAY06412