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Grain Logistics Manager

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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Prairies Canada, Canada
Company: Cargill, Inc
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Open Til: 17-Apr-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: General
Career Type: Transportation/Logistics
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A

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Cargill AgHorizons is the division of the company dedicated to creating value for agricultural producers, specifically grain and oilseed growers in the Prairies and Ontario. This division leads the industry in providing innovations in the areas of grain origination, agronomic and grain marketing consulting, and crop input supplies. Professionally trained customer focus teams work one-on-one with their producer customers, building long-term relationships-striving to understand their farming business and providing distinctive solutions, matched to their unique needs. 

   

Reporting to a member of the Senior Manager Group that leads the Transportation & Logistics team, the Grain Logistics Manager will lead a new team of logistics professionals focused on fluid supply chain management by optimizing the movement of grain and oilseeds from Country elevator position through to our port terminal locations.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

 

30% - Manage the logistics for the Vancouver Terminal and Prince Rupert Terminal.

 

20% - Be the channel between the Terminals, Forwarding/Export group, Rail Logistics team, Regional Grain Logistics Coordinators, Farm Service Groups, 3rd Party Shippers, Commodity Merchants and Railroads to ensure effective and timely decisions are made to maximize pipeline revenues and volume.

 

15% - Develop, communicate & maintain long, medium and short term plans for the pipeline to ensure alignment between rail/terminal capacity and export sales/FSG origination programs. 

 

15% - Lead, develop and manage a team of Logistic Coordinators.

 

10% - Monitor the effectiveness of the pipeline and continue to refine and improve current practices and processes to maximize the efficiency and revenues of the pipeline.

 

10% - Develop and maintain a set of key performance indicators for all aspects of the pipeline to quickly determine potential pipeline fluidity issues and make the appropriate decisions to resolve the issue.



Skills:
 Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics/Transportation, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management OR equivalent work experience in Logistics, Transportation, Operations Management or Supply Chain
• Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills
• Demonstrated leadership, conflict management and strategic thinking skills
• Knowledge and understanding of logistics and/or operations/merchandising
• Minimum 2 years supervisory experience

Preferred:
• CITT Designation
• Supply Chain Management experience
• Agriculture experience
• Scheduling and/or production planning experience