Cargill Transport&Logistic Sourcing & Operations Specialist in Budapest, Hungary

Transport&Logistic Sourcing & 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 Sourcing & Shipment Operations Specialist has a focus on freight sourcing. This position will support the implementation of Transport & Logistics strategy, manage segment sourcing negotiations, deeply understand the market and business/revenue opportunities for Cargill businesses; coordinate with stakeholders to develop sourcing strategies; negotiate with vendors/carriers; develop, evaluate, and pursue new/growth opportunities. This role also helps driving process standardization and simplification

May be involved in one or more transportation & logistics modes of warehousing, truck, rail, barge. The T&L Sourcing & Operations specialist can also cover Shipment execution activities.

Principal Accountabilities

  • 50% Sourcing / Spend management

  • Support development and deployment of Cargill Transportation and Logistic vision and strategy, including the contracting within respective market. Understand the regional market and Cargill business requirements to identify opportunities for Cargill businesses; partner with trading, supply chain and shipment execution identify inter-modal/other opportunities; Understand the relevant transportation segment market, the related business model and customer requirements of each business unit.

  • Maintain a excellent level of market awareness across the region where Business unit operates, and lead the communication towards our stakeholders; Conducts routine external and internal market research to obtain market conditions on the transportation & logistics industry. Translate changes in the market into management information for the Business and the Transport strategy.

  • Vendor management processes; (selection, onboarding, contract negotiations, compliance and relationship management) and drive carrier performance improvements OTIF (Supplier score card – Incident management).

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

  • Lead sourcing events and manage spot sourcing incl. spend analyses / / quote analyses / negotiation / bid optimization / selection / awarding and value tracking

  • Proactively provide forecasts to the carriers to manage and secure the transport capacity. Coordinate the transportation tactical planning.

  • Ensure that transport capacity is secured for individual shipments.

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

  • 20% Data analysis / Continuous improvement

  • Gathers, synthesizes and analyzes data, prepares reports and presentations, to report transportation performance

  • Lead Continuous Improvement projects and participate in cross function and cross country projects

  • 20% Operations

  • Assist and support operational activities (Spot sourcing/Finding capacity/Freight Booking) : 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.

  • 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.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Secondary or higher education level

  • 3-5 years experience in a Transportation or Forwarder role

  • Experience with advance MS Excel spreadsheet data extraction, and Transport Management System

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP

  • Experience with Transporeon TMS

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: BUD00178