Trade Execution Manager - Hybrid Remote
Scoular is an employee-owned $9B agribusiness leading the way since 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation. Employing more 1,400 people in over 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia, we provide safe, innovative and reliable solutions to farmers, grain processors, renewable energy producers, and manufacturers of food, animal feed, aquafeed and pet food. Our deep involvement in the global agricultural supply chain gives us the ability to quickly assess market needs and identify opportunities for growth and innovation.
Overview of Position
The Trade Execution Manager has primary responsibility for the entire execution process of the business unit including transportation movements and documentation. This role manages the documentation and logistics teams within the business. The Trade Execution Manager manages the shipment execution of contracts from Scoular owned facilities and/or third-party vendors to the customer. This position builds relationships with vendors across the entire supply chain and utilizes creative solutions to minimize cost, add value to the customer experience and create further efficiency in the supply chain. This role will be intimately tied to the business to bring logistics solutions to further drive the business. The Trade Execution Manager is responsible to oversee shipment planning and execution of shipment contracts from origin to destination.
Negotiate rates and explore options, leveraging supply chain relationships ensuring Scoular obtains and maintains the most competitive rates and service as it relates to rail service providers, trucking companies, port transloaders, ocean freight forwarders and/or ocean ship lines. Solidify strategic partnerships, striving for Scoular to be a first-class customer, and receive first-class service from providers.
Accountable for any performance issues that can affect shipment execution and relay information and intel to appropriate stakeholders. Working with team to put contingency plans in place to further mitigate risks to Scoular.
Assess transportation market trends, port capabilities and other external factors that can affect shipment execution and relay market intel to appropriate stakeholders. Review industry best practices and benchmarks and apply where relevant to Scoular.
Oversee, implement, and maintain detailed procedures, manuals and resources required for the team to efficiently fulfill their duties. Ensure the information available to the team is relevant and current in all locations. Ensure compliance with all regulatory and company policies, procedures, and administrative responsibilities.
Responsible for reporting relevant metrics, key performance indicators and implement team goals that are aligned with company strategic objectives.
Possess in-depth knowledge of port transloading and ocean freight including specific procedures and processes to guide and assist your team.
Understand the overall global supply chain as it relates to the various business units we support. Participate in cross training or job shadowing initiatives to share your expertise and understand other roles that contribute to the success of the business units.
Coordinate and collaborate with internal corporate resources to ensure compliance with all Scoular policies (HR, Finance, Accounting, Legal, Quality etc) and leverage strong relationships.
In-depth knowledge of port transloading and ocean freight including, specific procedures and processes to guide and assist your team.
Build relationships with vendors and internal and external stakeholders while employing innovative solutions to minimize cost and create added efficiency across the entire supply chain in support of the overall strategic vision of Scoular.
Identify and implement transformative digital solutions that ensure our supply chain is optimal to our stakeholders and internal operations.
Stay up to date on logistics trends and risks and think proactively and strategically on how to address.
Manage a team and accountable for the execution of the team.
Guide the logistics and documentation team so their decisions support optimal efficiencies in our shipment execution, with a focus on mitigating costs and limiting risk. Ensuring shipments are executed within contractual requirements, leading to an ideal customer experience.
Coach, support, and motivate the teams to achieve collective optimal performance. Provide timely feedback, practicing consistent team governance and advocating for the team. Engage team members in crucial conversations as required to address performance concerns.
Prioritize tasks, projects and accountabilities for the team. Manage time and workloads effectively to ensure achievement of individual, departmental and companywide goals and objectives.
In performing their responsibilities, employees are expected to perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision, interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers, work effectively as a team contributor and independently while understanding the necessity for communication with other employees and throughout Scoular.
The Scoular Company is an equal opportunity employer
College degree in business related field or equivalent and relevant experience
3+ years experience in agriculture, logistics or related field.
2+ years people management experience.
Demonstrated leadership skills with strong business acumen and ability to drive forward and execute strategy.
Demonstrated exceptional customer service skills and relationship building capability.
Highly skilled in problem solving techniques.
Direct people leadership experience and strong people management skills with proven ability to develop high performing teams.
Must possess strong communication and problem-solving skills, including aptitude for implementing continuous improvement opportunities
Customer service skills with a positive, persuasive and credible attitude.
Strong computer literacy and the ability to utilize standard office systems.
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
5+ years of experience in the agriculture supply chain industry with increasing responsibility.
Scoular is a Drug-Free Workplace (for more information See the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 or your location’s Federal Workplace Poster)
Scoular is an at-will employer. Employment is considered voluntary for employees and employers.
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