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Cargill Transportation & Logistics Operations Coordinator in Des Moines, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Transportation and Logistics Operations Coordinator will perform activities that ensure efficient transportation of materials and products from origin to destination, while acting as liason between shipper and carrier. We seek a motivated professional who will participate in Identifying and selecting most appropriate and cost effective transportation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Book, control and track the transport of various truckload products.

  • 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, etc.

  • Maintain accurate logs, information and data to apprise customers and carriers of shipment status.

  • Independently analyze current transportation operations practices to resolve process and cost improvement opportunities.

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six years of related work experience

  • Experience coordinating complex freight sourcing activities

  • Experience with SAP

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.