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Logistics Manager

Location Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Date posted 09/15/2022

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.


CHS Inc. a $33B global enterprise has an exciting opportunity within our Supply Chain organization. The Logistics Manager will lead a team of truck transportation leads supporting grain logistics for our Southern Minnesota Region. In addition, this leader will play a critical role in leading continuous improvement efforts to drive value for the organization. This position is located in Inver Grove Heights, MN and works a hybrid schedule.


  • Supervise team of truck transportation leads (in Lincoln, NE office) in Ag Business Transportation
  • Support CHS’s Transportation and Logistics' carrier management strategy through negotiations, relationship management, and carrier selection 
  • Negotiate rates and transportation contracts with carriers, manage daily grain, grain products and fertilizer truck tenders to carriers for customer delivery, build long term relationships and expedite the transportation of products, troubleshooting as needed
  • Independently analyze current transportation operations practices to resolve process and cost improvement opportunities 
  • You will work under general supervision and independently solve issues (Matrix management structure reporting to Ag Business Transportation Management and Trading 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 accretive to business unit earnings
  • Monitor carrier performance/KPI’s, identify root causes, take corrective action to reverse negative trends and maintain required service levels
  • Update transportation websites and databases for contracts, freight rates, and estimates, insurance information, customer information, etc.
  • Monitor and communicate transportation rating trends to our commercial sales, trading and purchasing teams
  • Partner with both internal (commercial management and finance) and external customers (Vendors and customers) to meet the demands of the business
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 4+ years of experience in Supply Chain and Procurement and/or Transportation and Logistics
  • Prior leadership experience with progressively advancing level of leadership responsibilities

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Business, Systems Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Management, or related field 
  • Understanding of standard shipping practices for covered hopper trucks and tank trucks 
  • Knowledge of commodity markets, contractual terms, truck transportation/logistics 
  • SAP and CMIS knowledge and experience 
  • Act with a sense of urgency in dealing with time sensitive issues 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to influence others 
  • Experience building strong cross functional partnerships 
  • Experience developing, coaching and mentoring others 
  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

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.

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