Cargill Supply Chain Associate 2019 in Blair, Nebraska

Supply Chain Associate 2019

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.


Early Careers at Cargill:

From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.

Supply Chain Associate Position: As a supply chain associate with Cargill, you will be given the opportunity to apply classroom and internship learnings to your full-time career. The opportunities available are:

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement: As an associate buyer, you will manage the timely and cost-effective procurement of materials and services for Cargill, provide sourcing support to the strategic procurement process, execution of supplier agreements to include bid processes, negotiations, supplier selection and development, and contract management. This position will coordinate activities with sourcing, procurement, logistics, plant management, operations, and finance to meet supply and demand goals.

Rotational assignments across a variety of categories may include the following responsibilities:

  • Select suppliers for procurement of materials, goods and services including basic analysis of internal spend data, gathering analysis from internal stakeholders, research supplier options, collect supplier bids, perform basic analysis, negotiate contract terms and conditions

  • Identify supply chain issues and work with plant staff to implement solutions

  • Coordinate activities related to implementation of strategic sourcing category efforts

  • Establish and maintain tracking metrics

  • Initiate and support continuous improvement opportunities

  • Provide general forecasting of supply needs and ensure purchasing plan is aligned

  • Research, synthesize and provide analysis in support to operations requirements as well as sourcing environment

  • Manage supplier events and relationships

  • Manage and execute procurement transaction processes

  • Participate in projects based on category priorities

Supply Chain Associate: By starting your career as a supply chain associate, you will be exposed to all areas of the business and the supply chain function with an initial focus on the integrated processes of demand planning, inventory planning, supply planning, detailed plant scheduling, as well as an understanding in other functions of the business.

Job Responsibilities:

As a supply chain associate, your job responsibilities may consist of a variety of areas in supply chain including demand management, inventory management, supply chain planning, scheduling, as well as an understanding in other functions of the business. You may have the opportunity to work in other functional areas within our business to learn business activities, how these relate to supply chain, identify opportunities for improvement, and make recommendations and apply learnings. As an associate, you may also spend time documenting procedures and providing training for proper use of integrated planning systems and tools. Other reporting and analysis work may be assigned.

Associate Program Benefits:

  • Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.

  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.

  • Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.

  • As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.

Job Locations:

  • Wichita, KS

  • Blair (Omaha), NE

  • Minneapolis, MN

  • Other various locations


Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited program in supply chain, procurement, finance, engineering, MIS, or other related business discipline graduating between December 2018 and August 2019

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Willing and able to relocate

  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually

  • Strong communication skills – written and oral

  • Ability to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Previous internship or work-related experience

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong aptitude for business

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently

  • Strong prioritization and problem solving skills, collaboration skills, verbal and written communication skills, and information research and gathering skills

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Supply Chain Management

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis

Other Locations US-KS-Wichita, US-NE-Blair, United States

Req ID: UNI05548