Cargill Transport&Logistic Operations Specialist in Budapest, Hungary

Transport&Logistic Operations 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 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.


Position Purpose & Summary

The Operations Specialist is responsible for all aspects of shipment planning and execution, including route planning and calling off and confirming individual loads to freight carriers. Typically involved in one or more transportation & logistics modes of warehousing, truck, rail, barge. Where issues occur during the shipment, the Operations Specialist is responsible for identifying and resolving the issue by working with Cargill supply chain teams and freight carriers. Finally, the shipment execution specialist must ensure that any required information or documents related to shipment execution are collected and recorded during the shipment operation process.

Principal Accountabilities

  • 40% Securing transport capacity / tactical planning

  • Execute against the T&L strategy

  • Establishes strong working relationships with Cargill carrier operators and with outside carrier owners/operators.

  • Contacts Cargill approved carriers in order to secure availability and capacity for individual shipments.

  • All to determine the best approved carrier for executing certain commodity contract in accordance with the distance covered and the freight rate. Provides all necessary shipment information to freight carrier and receive and record confirmation that carrier has accepted each shipment.

  • Negotiate spot rate with already contracted services providers, when no valid rates are available or no capacity available for a shipment.

  • May lead sourcing events and maintain a good level of market awareness (under guidance from relevant CTL EMEA mode lead).

  • Conducts routine external and internal market research to obtain market conditions on the transportation & logistics industry

  • Provides updates on shipment planning status to business unit supply chain people as required or requested.

  • Proactively provide forecasts to the carriers, to manage and secure the transport capacity.

  • 50% Transportation Shipment Execution

  • Responsible for day-to-day scheduling and reporting of shipments according to sales contracts.

  • Follow up with the execution of the shipments. Monitors the status of the loading and shipment and performs track and trace activities to confirm status of shipment throughout the shipment execution process.

  • Provides timely communication with carrier owners and operators, terminals, and maintains daily operational contact with clients and carriers on order/shipment information.

  • Manages changes and solves difficult problems by independently making decisions on how best to manage carrier and customer relationships to optimize risks, costs, time, etc. (Examples:– change in pick up location, bad quality of a product, denial of a customer to receive a commodity, re-routing of a travelling truck). Operates within the transport strategy and resolves day to day issues in resourceful and effective ways and provides recommendations to support improved or cost-beneficial transport movements.

  • Handles and tracks claims coming from both Business and carriers in cases of non-compliance with the freight contracts requirements. Ensures carrier compliance with Cargill EHS and Food Safety requirements.

  • Maximizes efficiencies and effectiveness by leveraging relationships with other colleagues and offices, and provides timely information to sales, customer service, plant operations, to assist with order/shipment changes and optimise costs and service.

  • Provides information about shipment execution with the Freight Audit and Payment employees in order to help them resolve issues regarding freight payments, transport extra charges.

  • Responsible for complying with control mechanism in place, and with the relevant functional/business policies and procedures.

  • 10% Perform miscellaneous duties as required

  • Timely and accurate data input (ERP/TMS) to ensure KPI reporting and use these reports to drive continuous improvement and corrective actions.

  • Keeps clear track of all papers and documents proving the execution of the shipment and archives them accordingly.

  • Identifies/recommends improvement opportunities between logistics service providers and the business.

  • Using comprehensive knowledge of the transportation and logistics industry, makes recommendations according to that knowledge and past experience to provide business partnership.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Secondary or higher education level

  • Min 2 years experience in a Transportation or Forwarder role

  • Experience with advance MS Excel spreadsheet data extraction, SAP & Transporeon

  • Experience managing multiple priorities and tasks daily

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and excellent written

  • Computer literacy. Knowledge of TMS required.

  • Intermediate knowledge of transportation & logistic market and carriers

  • Good understanding of supply chain processes

  • Good understanding of business functions, focused on cost and budget controls

  • Systemic approach to problem solving and decision making

  • Ability to set priorities and organise work

  • Open to change and continuous improvement focused

  • Team oriented mindset

  • To be able to work under pressure and in fast changing environment

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Transportation/Logistics and Forwarding

Primary Location HU-BU-Budapest

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: BUD00177