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Cargill Associate Supply Planner in Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Associate Supply Planner will handle moderately complex supply chain activities required to bring commodity ingredients into contracted warehouses, vendors, plants or direct to customers. In this role, you will execute the supply strategy, collaborate with all other internal functional and department personnel, be responsible for administration of documentation and systems entry and ensure a timely and cost-effective flow of commodities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide transportation and logistics solutions on inbound movement of raw commodity ingredients and finished goods from origin to destination.

  • Execute logistics activities that support the execution of the supply chain, such as transportation capacity plans, management of third-party warehouses and vendors, container administration and import shipments.

  • Responsible for routine scheduling, transportation arrangement, stock inventory management and reporting of shipments in accordance with purchase and sales contracts.

  • Execute against the logistics and supply chain strategy, resolve complex issues, and provide recommendations to support improved and cost beneficial freight movements.

  • Manage shipments against purchase and sales contracts, create internal and external purchase orders and invoices and perform data entry updates using enterprise resource planning systems, spreadsheets, and databases.

  • Conduct specialized transportation and logistics activities, such as participation with the material resource plans for the facilities, claims and incidents, customer service and customer orders contracts.

  • Develop and foster relationships to obtain services at preferential pricing and service levels.

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

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Information

  • Position is based in Wayzata, MN.

  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this role


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

  • Working experience of international commercial terms.

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience.

  • Minimum of one year of import supply chain experience.

  • Minimum of one year experience with SAP.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of ingredient food safety, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Proficient in spreadsheet and word processing applications.

  • Proficient in working with enterprise resource planning systems.

  • Experience working with Power BI.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

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.