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Transportation Sourcing Specialist

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Job ID 148288 Date posted 08/26/2021 Location : Wichita, Kansas | Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Transportation Sourcing Specialist will perform activities to include freight sourcing, negotiation, supplier selection and related projects that ensure efficient transportation of materials and products from origin to destination for multiple cross functional areas within the company. We seek a professional who will participate in Identifying and selecting most appropriate and cost effective transportation by using strong continuous improvement, collaboration, problem solving and negotiation skills.

Key Accountabilities

  • Liaison between transportation and logistics partners with a focus on business strategy, metrics and performance to include the emphasis of carrier strength, performance maintenance and to review any improvements opportunities. 
  • Apply a general understanding of transportation and logistics practices and procedures to assist in negotiating freight prices and contract terms for customers.
  • Update transportation websites and databases for contracts, freight rates and estimates, insurance information, customer information and complete freight rate request to business groups. 
  • Independently analyze current transportation operations practices to resolve process and cost improvement opportunities.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Information

  • This position is posted internally as well as externally.
  • Relocation will not be provided for this position.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with fundamentals in transportation, logistics, operations or supply chain management. 
  • Demonstrated ability to do tactical sourcing for business and shipment execution. 
  • Demonstrated ability to analize data and make strategic business decisions. 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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