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Transportation Sourcing Analyst

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 155,000 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.


PositionPurpose and Summary:

TheTransportation Sourcing Analyst will partner with sourcing leads to support CTLsourcing and analytics projects and efforts as assigned.This will be achieved by exercising strongskills to source data, organize it, analyze it, and reporting on findings in astructured and repeatable manner. Thisposition supports cross-Business sourcing activities, provides information andinsight that actively supports the carrier negotiation process, and leads dataintegrity improvement initiatives as required. S/hesupports the people who are the focal point for all rate inquiries and respondto requests from business unit stakeholders. Responsiblefor preparing data for rate loading, supporting the pre-audit process andconducts rate analysis as it relates to their area of focus.Establish and maintain supplier performancemeasures, databases, and assist in developing CTL’s abilities to provide marketintelligence. Thisposition will also assist in developing and executing processes to capture,organize, and analyze shipment information.This role will interact with multiple business units, requirecross-Business and functional collaboration and will require problem solvingskills and a natural curiosity for driving continuous improvement.


SourcingSupport (20%): Support theCTL regional strategy with respect to carrier management (e.g. carrierselection, contract negotiations, relationship management).Collaboratewith stakeholders to facilitate and monitor utilization ofstrategic supplier contracts and actively participate inthecarrier negotiation process.Support carrier contracting efforts viaeSourcing tool: RFI’s, RFP’s and scenario development. Build industry knowledgeto support / perform bid analysis, post-negotiation awards and enhance ourcarrier onboarding process.Prepare datafor rate loading and conduct analysis to support the match-pay freight paymentprocess.Supports the sales organizationby providing customer freight delivery economics. Supports the person who actsas the focal point for all sales rate requests and deeply understand shippingrequirements for stakeholders. SpendManagement (40%): Coordinate with Global Data & AnalyticsTeam to ensure local alignment with global CTL metrics and standards, andleverage advanced analytic capabilities as needed to conduct truckload spend analysis. Review and monitorsupplier performance scorecards. Create and maintain metrics reporting andvalue capture/measurement tracking tools.Develop and apply broad industry knowledge to market analysis andfreight studies specific to the assigned BU(s) and carrier partners.Monitor and ensure assigned BU’s are meetingcontractual agreements as it relates to volume and revenue requirements.Responsible for freight payable reconciliation and exceptions. ClientBusiness Unit Interaction (30%) :Develop deep knowledge of client’s customer delivery requirements, plantoperational requirements and translate these to aide in sourcing events as wellas carrier management. Resolve local carrier/operational issues withoperations/client that impact our sourcing contracts. Maintain strong businessrelations with BU and carrier partners to streamline freight sourcing andcarrier utilization. Perform miscellaneous projects and jobrelated duties as assigned and/or required. (10%)


Required Qualifications:

+ BA/BS preferably in business, transportation, supply chain or equivalent business experience

+ Demonstrated client/customer focus role and strong relationship builder

+ 2-3 years’ experience in the areas of transportation, logistics, operations, SCM, finance, trading or other commercially–oriented roles

+ Demonstrated ability to excel in ambiguous situations

+ Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office with strong expertise in Microsoft Excel

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Highly collaborative - ability to excel in a team environment

+ Self-starter – highly motivated with demonstrated initiative

+ Excellent time management, prioritization and organization skills

+ Strong negotiation and problem solving skills

+ Proven experience on how to get things done within a matrix organization

+ Ability to travel up to 5%


+ BA/BS transportation, supply chain or equivalent business experience

+ 3 years’ experience in the areas of transportation, logistics, operations, SCM, finance, trading or other commercially–oriented roles, preferably in the truck mode

+ Financial acumen, strong analytical skills; experience with scorecards/metrics


Transportation/Logistics and Forwarding

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