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APAC Container Sourcing Specialist

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APAC Container Sourcing Specialist

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.


Principal Accountabilities:

50% Sourcing Execution - Plan and execute multiple large RFPs (simultaneously at times); provide budgetary costings timely and accurately; negotiate rates and capacity on behalf of multiple business units for both short- and long-term rates. - Analyze spend and shipping data to identify and develop opportunities. - Identify new trade lanes and improve contract models. 10% Strategy - Support the Regional Lead to develop & deploy CTL’s regional Container vision and strategy. - Identify areas where CTL can leverage volumes or implement improvement strategies across businesses, with a view to generate value and optimize ocean freight. 15% Market knowledge - Understand the Container market and Cargill business requirements across all Enterprises; partner with internal Cargill entities as well as external carrier desks to position Cargill to capture market opportunities and deliver savings, capacity, revenue service levels required. - Map market demand and supply and provide regular updates, forecasts and share other relevant market data with the internal stakeholders. 15% Stakeholder management - Manage key regional stakeholder relationships for the Container mode, externally and internally, especially throughout the contract period. 10% Processes - Follow the common processes and tools (e.g., GT Nexus) to ensure they are consistently implemented and aligned with CTL’s regional Container strategy. - Resolve freight rate/terms issues as they arise in the course of operations, other duties as required.


Education, Experience, Skills:

Minimum Required Qualifications
- University Degree or Diploma - 3 to 5 years minimum of experience working in Transportation, Logistics, Operations, Supply Chain, Commercial Management and/or Trading - Experience in the Container Business and sourcing/negotiating freight - Having experienced change through the organization - Partnering with middle-level leaders and businesses to understand strategies/requirements and translate them into priority actions - Customer and vendor relationship management and negotiation - Helping to lead/execute a strategy in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders and interests - Skills - Understand ways to map the Container market and know how to translate that knowledge into short- and long-term strategies - Financial acumen - Relationship building and ability to build trust and influence middle-level and day-to-day stakeholders both inside and outside of Cargill - Open attitude to internal and external stakeholder requirements, with strong negotiation and communication skills to optimize same - Success at building and managing vendor relationships - Team player - Cultural awareness and competence - Fluent in English

Preferred Qualifications


- Advanced degree in related field


- Experience with other modes/intermodal transportation


- Multi-lingual

CTL Job Family specific competencies:

- Ability to collaborate and connect across Businesses, Regions, Functions and Modes - Eagerness to solve problems and provide superior value to the customer - Willingness to act/serve on behalf of Cargill (vs. individual group/BU interests) - 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 - Take responsibility and ownership for ongoing development (self/others) to build sustainable and differentiating job family capabilities


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