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Third-Party Carrier Manager

Company: CHS Inc
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.SummaryCHS has an exciting opportunity in our Transportation and Logistics business unit within Energy department. We are looking for a Third-Party Carrier Manager to provide vision and leadership for the strategic role common carriers play in supplementing our fleets in Transportation and Logistics. This individual will create and champion a culture of safety. You will drive operational excellence and optimization with the right cost management and pricing strategy to maximize the benefits for internal fleets supplemented with external 3PL resources. In this role, you will build a CHS truck brokerage (3PL) operation that can leverage the size and scale of CHS resources to add capacity and value to internal BUs and external customers.Responsibilities

  • Seek to understand the specific carrier procurement challenges and customer needs and explore end to end solutions within and outside of the CHS Transportation fleets.
  • Strategically, grow the business with the current carrier base in alignment with account growth strategy and market demands as well as identify and generate new carrier partners through carrier sourcing and analysis.
  • In collaboration with team members, ensure retention and growth of current business at acceptable levels. This includes analysis of operations execution, understanding profitability of the overall pipeline, forecasting business changes, pricing strategy, and capacity strategy.
  • Fluently present our combined fleet and common carrier services to both internal and external customers.
  • Collaborate closely with both the Central Dispatch and Automated Fuel Delivery logistics teams as well as the sales team to provide short and long-term carrier solutions.
  • Effectively communicate plans with all stakeholders. Work independently in an often-ambiguous work environment. Carrier Database Management
    • Direct all aspects of sourcing and vendor relations with third-party logistics providers and owner-operators, including all contracts and agreements.
    • Responsible for annual spend of $40 million. - Maintain carrier contracts, requirements, insurance requirements.
    • Manage carrier rates and FSC schedules.
    • Develop and maintain routing guide.
    • On-board Carriers in the CHS TMS and financial systems.
    • Manage seasonal capacity using CHS Fleet Third-Party Carriers, and owner operators.
    • Play a key role in the on-boarding of new carriers as it relates to the business.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of product offerings across multiple supply chains.Carrier Procurement and RFP Management
      • Understand current market conditions and competition within the carrier space.
      • Experienced with DAT, load boards, and brokerage.
      • Experience with backhaul, load optimization, and TMS technology.
      • Assist in building out carrier procurement tools and participate in Transportation RFP's.
      • Ability to manage multiple projects.Carrier Management
        • Negotiate rates and contract terms, ensuring rates paid for transportation services are competitive and sourced in the best interest of CHS.
        • Serve as subject matter expert on transportation markets and rates.
        • Ensure that all third-party transportation relationships are profitable and additive to business unit earnings.
        • Carrier Scorecard Management.
        • Track and measure carrier KPI's.
        • Mentor and develop Logistics Specialist on carrier management responsibilities specific to their regions.
        • Partner with cross functional teams across CHS to develop carrier strategy for specific geographies and commodities, and internal business units.Carrier Analysis
          • Develop metrics and performance scorecards to measure and manage third-party vendor performance.
          • Expense management and control.
          • Growth and Seasonal Planning management.
          • Manage carrier rate tables and tariffs across all commodities.Stakeholder Collaboration
            • Partner with cross functional teams across CHS to develop carrier strategy for specific geographies and commodities, and internal business units.
            • Partner with the Safety and Compliance organization to ensure regulatory compliance and that all third-party transportation providers maintain a level of safety consistent with the internal CHS fleet operation.
            • Working with team members to identify which markets are best served by internal fleet.Minimum Qualifications (required)
              • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
              • 7+ years' experience in Logistics Industry with specific carrier management experience to include one or more of the following:
                • RFP and Transportation bid management experience
                • Strong negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving, and analytical skills
                • Ability to identify, understand and execute based on market trends and pricing strategies
                • Transportation/logistics/distribution experience using multiple Transportation Management platforms
                • Familiar with standard transportation contract terms and conditions
                • Competent in carrier pricing and contract negotiations
                • In depth knowledge of transportation and supply chain software
                • Ability to review and interpret financial models as they relate to budgets and strategic planning
                • Capability to influence decision-making and instill credibility in customers, peers, and subordinates through meeting strategic and tactical objectives, deadlines, and budgets.
                • Freight-pay, audit and claims processing knowledge
                • Experience managing team members in route optimization, dispatch execution and analysisAdditional Qualifications
                  • Bachelor's Degree
                  • 4+ years of transportation experience working in the bulk hazmat industry
                  • Working knowledge and experience using Lean tools
                  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office; understanding of standard hazmat shipping practices; experience in working with multiple Transportation Management Systems (TMS)CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: CHS Inc, Lakeville , Third-Party Carrier Manager, Professions , Lakeville, Minnesota

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