Business Transportation Lead

Business Transportation 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\.
Cargill and SALT are modernizing and improving our supply chain systems and processes to enable business growth and capture efficiencies that lower our cost to serve\. The Business Transportation & Logistics \(BTL\) Lead position will enable the changes across Cargill BOSC and Enterprise structures\. The BTL is a nested position responsible for the transportation & logistics performance of the business \(or set of businesses\)\. Most, if not all, T&L processes and activity will be performed by the CTL shared service on behalf of the business\.
The purpose of this role is to partner with business/product line leaders, serve as the CTL function point of contact, align/implement the transportation and logistics strategy within the business and drive T&L value across the supply chain\. This position will report directly to the CTL Regional Leader and be a member of the CTL regional leadership team\. The position will also be a member of the SALT BOSC leadership team\.
+ The BTL is responsible for the full scope of the business?s transportation & logistics activities, performance metrics, and budget\. The position will also lead T&L value creation opportunities across the business\.
+ Includes work in the areas of strategy & execution leadership, business budget & resource management, sourcing compliance, activity monitoring & measurement, supply chain interface, customer relationship and talent management inputs\.
+ This position will work in partnership across the integrated supply chain of the business coordinating with Supply Chain Planning, Customer Service, Order Management, CSSP, and Operations to help to measure and optimize performance across the integrated supply chain from supplier 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 \(eg\. G and A cost reduction, process improvements and system utilization\)\.
+ 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 transportation strategies with CTL strategic priorities, including mode, regional, CTL operations, business/strategy development and talent/HR\.
+ Link Business to CTL and shared services execution and improvement opportunities
+ Aligns resources to execute against short term and long\-term strategies and meeting transportation & logistics organization and business objectives\.
+ Stakeholder relationships within the Business, partners with senior leadership to manage more significant and/or more complex transportation & logistics matters for a large business which may have significant financial or competitive risk and/or risk to Cargill strategy, brand, or global reputation\.
+ Partners and collaborates with:
+ Other BTL team members within and across regional organizations to ensure reliable service delivery across internal clients and external customers\.
+ Group Supply chain leaders ? building on what already exist as collaboration between the SC Leaders, initiating new initiatives \(if desired/required\) to create more harmonized approach in e\.g\. recruitment of trainees, talent development, project management and execution etc\.
+ With CSSP: Cargill Strategic Sourcing and Procurement ? establishing a sustainable structure for working together in this setting, sharing knowledge and experience and harvesting on the scale of what Cargill has to offer and can gain from it\.
+ Plant Operations Leaders as appropriate
+ Jointly own the service level agreement and review between CTL and business and rest of integrated supply chain
+ Identify, onboard, develop T&L and overall BOSC talent \(i\.e\. partners with other members of the regional transportation & logistics leadership team to develop, manage and engage talent as well as other BOSC sub functions\)
5% Other Duties as Required
Minimum Required:
+ Minimum 12 years? experience in Supply Chain related job \(e\.g\. Planning, Operations, Logistics, Procurement/Sourcing\)
+ Bachelor's Degree preferably in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or related field
+ Ability to travel up to 25%
+ Experience with working in a complex multi\-modal environment
+ Experience with working in a matrix organization set\-up
+ Leadership experience \(managing through others, influencing, developing\) ? 8 years proven track record
+ Experience and proven track record in project and change management \(broad scope and cross\-functional\)
+ Experience and knowledge of Transportation & Logistics laws and regulations
+ Strong team builder and team player \(Player/Coach principle\)
+ Strong communication, influencing and motivation skills
+ Adept at operating in the intersections of facility operations, information technology, and external marketplace realities
+ Knowledge/experience of Lean/Six Sigma is a plus
+ Advanced University Degree preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field
+ Experience leveraging the functionality of a Transportation Management System \(TMS\)
+ Experience with working in a large matrix organization
+ SAP Knowledge
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet\.
Job Transportation/Logistics and Forwarding
Primary Location US\-MN\-Wayzata
Other Locations United States
Schedule Full\-time
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: WAY06650

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