Supply Chain Team Lead

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**Supply Chain Team 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.


**Job location: Witham St Hughs, Lincolnshire** Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain (CASC) connects producers and users of grains and oilseeds around the globe through sourcing, storing, trading, processing and distributing grains and oilseeds, as well as well as offering a range of financial, risk management and customized farmer services. Our site at Witham St Hughs is the UK hub for the commercial divisions of Cargill’s global edible oil solutions and agricultural supply chain businesses. The position holder is the primary point of contact for all planning activity across a region for Cargill’s grain and oilseeds product lines. The role will report to the regional supply chain lead and the position holder will be accountable for the local supply chain team.

**Main Tasks:**

+ Accountable to define, coordinate and execute the short, medium and long term schedule to supply Cargill’s production plants and to deliver to Cargill’s customers on time and in full

+ To consider in and outbound production, logistics, storage capacity, contracts and execution and cost constraints

+ Identify areas for improvement and lead projects related to cost efficiency

+ Forecast the best route and identify gaps in the supply chain that impact Cargill’s plants, assets and customers and propose alternatives to minimise costs

+ Provide guidance to execution, logistics, customer service and commercial teams on planning in relation to planning prospects, , inventory and storage capacity

+ To proactively make recommendations to the commercial team on the impact of the supply chain on the budget

+ Manage a supply chain team to resolve any issues that impact the supply chain (supply and demand, weather, environmental regulation)

+ Accountable for the recruitment, development, engagement of colleagues and accountable for team budget

+ Ensure supply chain key performance indicators are reviewed and analyzed (mainly on planning forecasts and supply chain costs) – champion a data-driven decision making approach.

+ Ensure all import and export execution is in line with country customs and government regulations

+ Guarantee service providers are in compliance with food and feed safety, customer requirements and regulations

+ Review contract execution terms are correct and completed in a timely manner

+ Supervise vessel/ shipping documents and make sure risk exposure is minimized

+ Lead the team through organizational and work-related changes, e.g. SAP implementation.

+ Manage the team within the office, as well as manage part of the team from a distance (Schiphol, the Netherlands).


+ A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent academic qualification in a relevant subject

+ Proven experience in working in a supply chain function including supply chain planning and execution

+ Demonstrated record of delivering improvements in supply chain planning (e.g. cost savings, service improvement, additional revenue creation)

+ Experience in an agricultural or commodity supply chain would be advantageous

+ Knowledge of integrated supply chain processes

+ An understand of production and quality requirements

+ Knowledge of different transport modalities and restrictions

+ Demonstrated ability to influence others and work with multifunctional teams and personnel in a multinational, multi-cultural environment

+ Strong prioritisation and time management skills

+ Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives/projects and communicate goals, objectives and accomplishments to a broad audience

+ Fluency in English is required and fluency in Dutch would be an advantage

+ Experience working in a large corporate multinational business would be advantageous but not essential

**Our Offer**

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the world’s leading companies.


Supply Chain Management

**Primary Location**

United Kingdom-ENG-Witham St Hughs

**Other Locations**




**Job Type**



Day Job

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