North American Bulk Agriculture Truck Sourcing Lead

Position Overview:
Cargill and Cargill Transportation & Logistics (CTL) are modernizing and improving our supplychain systems and processes to enable business growth and capture efficienciesthat lower our cost to serve. OurTransportation & Logistics Sourcing activities will be performed by the CTLshared service on behalf of the business. The purpose of this role is to partner with business/transportationleaders, serve as Cargill's external point of contact and drive T&L valueacross the supply chain.
As the regional North American Bulk Agriculture (Ag) truckload segment lead, you will identify motorcarrier synergies across Cargill, driving process standardization andprofessionalizing transportation procurement processes. This position will lead procurement events,manage the performance metrics and advance internal/external benchmark capabilities. This position will manage carrier relationships across thesesegments, develop the sourcing strategies, perform carrier selection andnegotiate transportation pricing in conjunction with a deep understanding ofthe transportation markets for all segments. This position must also understand, support, and align across CargillNorth American businesses. This roleoperates in a dynamic and complex environment supporting Cargill businesses andaligns with stakeholder strategies to develop, evaluate, and pursue new/growthopportunities.
Principal Accountabilities:
60% - Lead the development and deployment ofCTL's North American truck vision and strategy, including leading thecontracting for Bulk Ag and Ag Product trucking services. Understand the transportation relatedbusiness and customer requirements of each business unit to better align oursourcing strategies.
20% - Determine carrier segmentation, lead theselection process and build relationship management strategies that support ourmarket, carrier, client, and customer approach, while managing the over-allvendor relationships.
15% - Ensure common processes (eg. CargillStrategic Sourcing, market intelligence sharing) and tools (aligned withOperations/Technology deployment) are consistently implemented and aligned withthe Process, Data, and Technology strategy. Align with Global Truck Strategyand provide leadership in the standardization of processes/tools and thesharing of best practices across our global regions.
5% - Anyother duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree, preferably inbusiness, logistics, transportation, supply chain management
8 years Transportation experience or related experience including truck procurement and/or operational experience within atrucking company
Experience with customer and vendor relationship management andnegotiation
Experience leading the development and execution of astrategy in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders and interests
Financial acumen, including strong analyticalskills; experience with scorecards/metrics
Success Attributes:
Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently to prioritize business issues and impact
Demonstrated strong client and customer focus
Highly motivated, results-oriented team player
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience leading diverse cross-functional teams; motivating teams to high performance and results
Ability to Partner with senior leaders and businesses to understand strategies/requirements and translating them into priority actions
Ability to collaborate and connect across BUs, Regions, Functions and Modes
Eagerness to solve problems and provide superior value to the customer
Comfort with delivering results and acting amidst ambiguity and change; learns from successes and failures; relentless determination
Ability to negotiate and influence
Business acumen
Ability to build trusting, respectful working relationships as part of a global team; good listener and able to deal with conflict constructively; problem solve amongst peers with the market as the "true north"
Strong systems thinking to see connections and interdependencies between modes, regions, businesses, and operations
Ability to take responsibility and ownership for ongoing development (self/others) to build sustainable and differentiating job family capabilities
Advanced degree in a related field
Experience with other mode/inter-modal (e.g. Truck, Container) building vendor relationships and understanding the market
Commercial truck line and/or brokerage
Experience leading a business with P&L responsibilities
Experience in Agricultural Commodity Trading
Experience in Bulk trucking

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