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Transportation 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: General
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 and Logistics team, the Transportation Manager will lead a team of transportation professionals with accountability for securing competitive truck and rail freight to meet the needs of our business unit in Canada.

 

Principal Accountabilities:
40% - Working collaboratively with the product lines and logistics team to secure transportation to execute our grain sales programs as well as fulfill our fertilizer movement needs.

20% - Lead the team and parties involved in maximizing the pipeline and unit train opportunities.

20% - Lead, develop and manage a team of Transportation professionals.

10% - Build and maintain relationships with and represent Cargill as it relates to transportation with various government agencies, industry association and suppliers.

10% - Develop and maintain a set of key performance indicators for truck and rail freight



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, negotiating 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