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Cargill Business Transportation Leader (BTL), in Wayzata, Minnesota

Business Transportation Leader (BTL),

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 160,000 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.


WAY07779 - Transportation & Logistics Director

PositionPurpose & Summary

Cargill and GEOS are modernizing andimproving our supply chain systems and processes to enable business growth andcapture efficiencies that lower our cost to serve. TheBusiness Transportation & Logistics (BTL) Lead position will enable thechanges across Cargill BOSC and Enterprise structures. The BTL is a nestedposition responsible for the transportation & logistics performance of thebusiness (or set of businesses). Most,if not all, T&L processes and activity will be performed by the CTL sharedservice on behalf of the business.

The purpose of this role is to partnerwith business/product line leaders, serve as the CTL function point of contact,align/implement the transportation and logistics strategy within the businessand drive T&L value across the supply chain. This position will report directly to the CTLRegional Leader and be a member of the CTL regional leadership team. The position will also be a member of the GEOSBOSC leadership team and will represent all 4 CTL regions on the global BOSCteam.

  • The BTL is responsible for the full scope ofthe business’s transportation & logistics activities, performance metrics, andbudget. The position will also leadT&L value creation opportunities across the business.

  • Includes work in the areas of strategy &execution leadership, business budget & resource management, sourcingcompliance, activity monitoring & measurement, supply chain interface, clientmanagement, customer relationship and talent management inputs.

  • This position will work in partnership acrossthe integrated supply chain of the business coordinating with Supply ChainPlanning, Customer Service, Order Management, CSSP, FSQR and Operations to helpto measure and optimize performance across the integrated supply chain fromsupplier to customer.


40% Strategy and Planning

  • Leads development and implementation of transportation & logistics long term vision and strategic direction for a large Business Group, including long-range objectives, policies and strategy.

  • Responsible for ensuring Function policies and best practices are incorporated into Business Group strategies.

  • Provides T&L input into IBP, Supply Chain Planning, and Strategic Pricing processes.

  • Provides management oversight and support to successfully execute short and long-term transportation & logistics strategies.

  • Ensures the business’ full participation in CTL shared service (CBS) strategy.

  • Actively participates in and presents at planned meetings, including BOSC, CTL and other leadership meetings for a large Business Group.

  • Using an advanced knowledge of transportation & logistics practices and procedures, understands markets for a large Business Group, to identify opportunities for Cargill business.

  • Supports and provides input to the development & updates to the vision, mission and multi-year plan of Supply Chain as a job-family, linked to the Enterprise/Group vision, mission and strategy as well as Global Supply Chain standards

30% Performance Management

  • Own Business’ T&L budget and deliverables within the region

  • Accountable for achieving transportation & logistics targets and goals for a large business within the greater integrated Supply Chain

  • Works with supply chain colleagues to identify, generate and track metrics across the business to measure transportation & logistics performance and value realization against defined short and long-term objectives (e.g. G and A cost reduction, process improvements and system utilization).

  • Provides management of transportation related fleet and oversight of asset utilization.

  • Recommends enterprise and business group T&L continuous process improvements within the supply chain.

  • Ensures governance of all transportation & logistics activities within a large business supply chain complying with Corporate/CTL/regulatory policies/controls/PDT/optimization of the manufacturing footprint, warehouses, and inventory as well coordinating with CSSP and CTL for transportation lines from supplier to customer to deliver best in class service and cost.

  • Leading or sponsoring specific projects, initiatives and actions as identified in the Business, Product Line, or functional plans. These can be cross-functional, cross-product line and cross-regional.

  • Measuring & managing results for continuous progress (up), corrective action- and decision taking in all aspects of the business but concentrating on T&L.

25% Relationship Management& Alignment

  • Leverage and align business transportationstrategies with CTL strategic priorities, including mode, regional, CTLoperations, business/strategy development and talent/HR.

  • Link Business to CTL and shared servicesexecution and improvement opportunities

  • Aligns resources to execute against short termand long-term strategies and meeting transportation & logisticsorganization and business objectives.

  • Stakeholder relationships within the Business,partners with senior leadership to manage more significant and/or more complextransportation & logistics matters for a large business which may havesignificant financial or competitive risk and/or risk to Cargill strategy,brand, or global reputation.

  • Partners and collaborates with:

  • Other BTL teammembers within and across regional organizations to ensure reliable servicedelivery across internal clients and external customers.

  • GroupSupply chain leaders – building on what already exist ascollaboration between the SC Leaders, initiating new initiatives (ifdesired/required) to create more harmonized approach in e.g. recruitment oftrainees, talent development, project management and execution etc.

  • With CSSP:Cargill Strategic Sourcing and Procurement – establishing a sustainablestructure for working together in this setting, sharing knowledge andexperience and harvesting on the scale of what Cargill has to offer and cangain from it.

  • PlantOperations Leaders as appropriate

  • Jointly own the service level agreement andreview between CTL and business and rest of integrated supply chain

  • Identify, onboard, develop T&L and overallBOSC talent (i.e. partners with other members of the regional transportation& logistics leadership team to develop, manage and engage talent as well asother BOSC sub functions)

5% Other Duties asRequired


MinimumRequired Qualifications

  • Minimum 12 years’experience in Supply Chain related job (e.g. Planning, Operations, Logistics,Procurement/Sourcing)

  • University Degreepreferably in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or related field

  • Experience with workingin a complex multi-modal environment

  • Experience with workingin a matrix organization set-up

  • Leadership experience(managing through others, influencing, developing) – 8 years proven track record

  • Experience and proventrack record in project and change management (broad scope andcross-functional)

  • Experience and knowledgeof Transportation & Logistics laws and regulations

  • Strong team builder andteam player (Player/Coach principle)

  • Strong communication,influencing and motivation skills

  • Adept at operating inthe intersections of facility operations, information technology, and externalmarketplace realities


  • Knowledge/experience ofLean/Six Sigma is a plus

  • Advanced UniversityDegree preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field

  • Experience leveraging thefunctionality of a Transportation Management System (TMS)

  • Experience leading abusiness through an ERP and TMS implementation

SAP Knowledge

Thisposition is posted internally as well as externally.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Transportation/Logistics and Forwarding

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY07779