Logistics Specialist at Bunge in Chesterfield, Missouri

Posted in Other 23 days ago.

Job Description:

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge's expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

TheLogistics Specialistwill plan, execute, and drive continuous improvement in logistics operations functions including truck, rail, intermodal, trans-loading, inventory management, and export for multiple US Milling facilities.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for assigned plants' domestic transportation planning and execution. Activities include: selecting, evaluating & negotiating rates with carriers, coordination with sales on customer needs, coordinate with production plants on product availability, plan and execute transportation, demurrage & accessorial cost management, develop & monitor KPIs, balancing plant loading capacities with schedules, etc.

  • Responsible for 3rd party warehouse & trans-load facility planning, execution, and inventory reporting.

  • Responsible for cross training on Rail operations to include: planning & execution, scheduling, coordination with Milling Rail Plants, documentation, accessorial charge management, and working with railroad operations and local plant operations to resolve service issues.

  • Analyze and synthesize information from multiple data sources that identify opportunities and lead to business performance improvement.

  • Optimize freight P&L, and minimize detention and demurrage costs

  • Coordinate between sales, accounting, and transportation planners to resolve accrual and expense variances related to freight. Maintain freight payable account and reconcile discrepancies.

  • Administer freight rate quotes to support administration, sales and supply chain teams

  • Maintain a working knowledge of federal rules and regulations that apply to shippers and motor carriers in order to ensure compliance

  • Act as power user to all supply chain systems and train field employees on system-related processes and procedures

  • With all stakeholders, collaboratively develop processes and balanced scorecard KPIs aligned to Milling performance.

  • In conjunction with Sales, Production, Supply Chain, etc., identify opportunities, propose strategies and participate/lead efforts to improve Business Unit performance such as: logistics/scheduling processes, customer service levels, production operations, transportation options & costs, 3rd party providers, Inventory levels, lead times, rail/truck fleet sizing & utilization, warehouse requirements, etc.

  • Other Supply Chain duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, or related discipline.

  • Minimum of5 years of related experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to multitask and work effectively under time constraints

  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Competency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point

  • Experience in SAP or other ERP system, and experience with Rate or TMS systems are preferred

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled