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Dec 07, 2019
Tate & Lyle is looking for an Analytical Scientist who will serve as a Principal Scientist and key area leader in the Analytical group, Global R&D. Global R&D is located at the Tate & Lyle facility in Hoffman Estates, IL (near Chicago).  The team is currently composed of a diverse group of experienced scientists with skills in chromatography, spectroscopy, materials science, microbiology, and chemical analysis.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES This Principal Scientist will be engaged in planning and executing laboratory work to characterize ingredients, supervision of technicians, and planning project resources. The Principal Scientist will also be expected to engage with internal and external resources to advance technical product development and to provide technical expertise to support existing business in relevant areas. A broad background in measurement science applied to food ingredients is desirable. Experience in carbohydrate chemistry and characterization is required.  Experience in all of the areas of measurement science from the following list is also desirable: Hands-on expertise with wet chemical techniques such as nitrogen/protein analysis, moisture analysis, volatile analysis, oil and organic extractables, titrations, dietary fiber and carbohydrates is a primary responsibility. Most desirably, this experience will include application of techniques on food ingredients and their corresponding matrices. Additional expertise in liquid chromatography and ion chromatography applied to carbohydrates is also desirable.   The Principal Scientist will have two primary areas of responsibility:   1. Measurement Area Leadership: The Principal Scientist will lead capability build and execution in a specific measurement area, driving successful use of measurement tools to advance new product development. The Principal Scientist will also engage with regulatory, legal, commercial and other non-technical personnel to ensure measurement work is in accordance with internal processes & metrics, and will be responsible for delivery of the measurement work packages against project timelines. The Principal Scientist will have a demonstrated knowledge of time and resource management techniques, tools & processes necessary to accomplish these tasks.    2. Execution of Technical Project Objectives: The Principal Scientist will be engaged in planning and executing laboratory work to characterize ingredients, supervision & mentoring of junior scientists & technicians, and planning project resources. The Principal Scientist will also be expected to engage with internal and external resources to advance technical product development and to provide technical expertise to support existing business in relevant areas.   KEY RELATIONSHIPS Reports to:                          Head of Analytical, Global R&D, Peers:                                 Scientists within Global R&D Other key relationships:      Production, commercial, quality, regulatory, legal, engineering, etc.   POSITION REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Biochmistry, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines and 6-10 years of industrial experience, or an MS degree with 9-13 years of industrial experience.  Fluency in English is a requirement.  Proficiency in one of the following languages is desirable: Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, French, German, Korean, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, or Arabic.  Impact: Impacts the effectiveness of projects across functional groups through measureable delivery of multiple projects with high potential commercial values. Functional Expertise (Technical Knowledge): Demonstrates ability to apply extensive expertise with significant breadth or depth utilizing complex scientific theory and concepts, to assignment were precedents typically does not exist. Demonstrates ability to deliver results where high levels of ambiguity initially existed. DEVELOPED Functional Expertise (Ideation/Innovation/Problem Solving): Develops solutions to highly complex problems. Recognized as an internal consultant for the development of ideas and approaches to initiatives where they are not directly involved. Defines next gen technology. Functional Expertise (Customer Understanding): EXPERT customer knowledge. Has the ability to uncover unmet customer needs and translate these into new solutions and products ideas that ultimately turn into delivered solutions. Technical/Project Leadership: Accomplished project leader that has demonstrated ability to take projects from concept to completion. Participates as a key technical contributor in the identification, assessment, selection and implementation of technology solutions that advance the company's competitive position. Communicating and Influencing: May occasionally present to ExCo as part of tours and demonstrations.  Routinely presents at gate meetings. EXPERT competency in generating white papers and presenting.  Talent Development: Begins to put together formal training agendas that cross group boundaries. Acts as mentor for the career development of more junior personnel. Organizational Processes and Capabilities (Safety): Contributes to safety reviews outside of immediate team, may act as chair for central safety committee.   COMPETENCIES AND CHARACTERISTICS Functional Leadership experience - Previous supervisory experience is a plus.  Drive – Need to be passionate about his/her work, with a high energy level, strong work ethic, and internal drive for organizational and individual success.  Ability to energize others in a team setting important.  Execution – Demonstrated ability to complete assignments, meeting quality- and time-oriented objectives.   Requires strong skills in timeline development and management.   Problem-Solving – Possesses excellent problem-solving skills and should be able to evaluate root causes, and take a systematic, structured view of projects/situations. Innovation - Demonstrated creativity, innovation, and ability to problem-solve.  Team Work – Excellent team-work skills, including an ability to work with diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives and talents, capable of functioning as individual contributor or team leader. Communication – Excellent communication and listening skills:  should be articulate, with the ability to make arguments in a compelling manner at all organizational levels. Customer-Orientation – Customer-centric in approach, be they internal or external customers.  Ability to conduct voice-of-customer interviews with customers to elicit insight on product development needs and product requirements. Safety – An exhibited dedication to safety and commitment to making safety the number one priority.    
Tate & Lyle Hoffman Estates, IL, USA
Dec 07, 2019
Tate & Lyle is looking for a Analytical Scientist who will serve as a Principal Scientist and key area leader in the Analytical group, Global R&D. Global R&D is located at the Tate & Lyle facility in Hoffman Estates, IL (near Chicago).The team is currently composed of a diverse group of experienced scientists with skills in chromatography, spectroscopy, materials science, microbiology, and chemical analysis.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES This Principal Scientist will be engaged in planning and executing laboratory work to characterize ingredients, supervision of technicians, and planning project resources. The Principal Scientist will also be expected to engage with internal and external resources to advance technical product development and to provide technical expertise to support existing business in relevant areas. A broad background in measurement science applied to food ingredients is desirable. Experience in carbohydrate chemistry and characterization is required.  Experience in all of the areas of measurement science from the following list is also desirable: Hands-on expertise in rheology, mechanical properties testing, thermal analysis, microscopy and surface science applied to carbohydrate polymers applied to the specialty food ingredient space with an emphasis on structure-property relationships for food ingredients and their matrices.  Most desirably, this experience will include demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative analyses of carbohydrates and other natural products.   The Principal Scientist will have two primary areas of responsibility:  1.Measurement Area Leadership: The Principal Scientist will lead capability build and execution in a specific measurement area, driving successful use of measurement tools to advance new product development. The Principal Scientist will also engage with regulatory, legal, commercial and other non-technical personnel to ensure measurement work is in accordance with internal processes & metrics, and will be responsible for delivery of the measurement work packages against project timelines. The Principal Scientist will have a demonstrated knowledge of time and resource management techniques, tools & processes necessary to accomplish these tasks.  2.Execution of Technical Project Objectives: The Principal Scientist will be engaged in planning and executing laboratory work to characterize ingredients, supervision & mentoring of junior scientists & technicians, and planning project resources. The Principal Scientist will also be expected to engage with internal and external resources to advance technical product development and to provide technical expertise to support existing business in relevant areas.   KEY RELATIONSHIPS Reports to:                          Head of Analytical, Global R&D, Peers:                                 Scientists within Global R&D Other key relationships:      Production, commercial, quality, regulatory, legal, engineering, etc.   POSITION REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Biochmistry, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines and 6-10 years of industrial experience, or an MS degree with 9-13 years of industrial experience.  Fluency in English is a requirement.  Proficiency in one of the following languages is desirable: Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, French, German, Korean, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, or Arabic.  Impact: Impacts the effectiveness of projects across functional groups through measureable delivery of multiple projects with high potential commercial values. Functional Expertise (Technical Knowledge): Demonstrates ability to apply extensive expertise with significant breadth or depth utilizing complex scientific theory and concepts, to assignment were precedents typically does not exist. Demonstrates ability to deliver results where high levels of ambiguity initially existed. DEVELOPED Functional Expertise (Ideation/Innovation/Problem Solving): Develops solutions to highly complex problems. Recognized as an internal consultant for the development of ideas and approaches to initiatives where they are not directly involved. Defines next gen technology. Functional Expertise (Customer Understanding): EXPERT customer knowledge. Has the ability to uncover unmet customer needs and translate these into new solutions and products ideas that ultimately turn into delivered solutions. Technical/Project Leadership: Accomplished project leader that has demonstrated ability to take projects from concept to completion. Participates as a key technical contributor in the identification, assessment, selection and implementation of technology solutions that advance the company's competitive position. Communicating and Influencing: May occasionally present to ExCo as part of tours and demonstrations.  Routinely presents at gate meetings. EXPERT competency in generating white papers and presenting.  Talent Development: Begins to put together formal training agendas that cross group boundaries. Acts as mentor for the career development of more junior personnel. Organizational Processes and Capabilities (Safety): Contributes to safety reviews outside of immediate team, may act as chair for central safety committee.   COMPETENCIES AND CHARACTERISTICS Functional Leadership experience - Previous supervisory experience is a plus.  Drive – Need to be passionate about his/her work, with a high energy level, strong work ethic, and internal drive for organizational and individual success.  Ability to energize others in a team setting important.  Execution – Demonstrated ability to complete assignments, meeting quality- and time-oriented objectives.   Requires strong skills in timeline development and management.   Problem-Solving – Possesses excellent problem-solving skills and should be able to evaluate root causes, and take a systematic, structured view of projects/situations. Innovation - Demonstrated creativity, innovation, and ability to problem-solve.  Team Work – Excellent team-work skills, including an ability to work with diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives and talents, capable of functioning as individual contributor or team leader. Communication – Excellent communication and listening skills:  should be articulate, with the ability to make arguments in a compelling manner at all organizational levels. Customer-Orientation – Customer-centric in approach, be they internal or external customers.  Ability to conduct voice-of-customer interviews with customers to elicit insight on product development needs and product requirements. Safety – An exhibited dedication to safety and commitment to making safety the number one priority.    
Tate & Lyle Hoffman Estates, IL, USA
Dec 07, 2019
Van Buren Plant Manager   GENERAL PURPOSE:   The Plant Manager position provides the overall leadership and expertise to ensure their team’s success in operating the plant safely and efficiently while being good stewards of the environment and generating quality finished goods that exceed customer expectations.   The position has overall responsibility for the Van Buren plant to ensure standards for Environmental, Health, Safety, Quality and Food Safety are met or exceeded as well as in obtaining, developing and retaining talent to meet outlined goals for production and financial performance.    The Plant Manager role provides leadership and support to three direct reports on the site, EHS Manager, Admin Specialist, and Plant Production Manager and directly partners with the VP of Manufacturing, Acidulants as well as other internal and external stakeholders.       PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES include the following:   Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) Ensure full compliance with all internal and external EHS regulations, policies and procedures Champion and personally demonstrate world-class EHS culture ensuring continuous improvement through dialogue and successful training  implementation of outlined initiatives Food Safety, Quality (FS & Q) Ensure full compliance with all internal and external FS & Q policies and procedures Champion and personally demonstrate world-class EHS culture ensuring continuous improvement through successful training and implementation of outlined initiatives Talent and Workforce Strategy Outline talent and workforce strategy for the plant to drive development, retention and engagement Direct change management at the plant through communication and educating the team with critical information Plant Performance Meet outlined performance targets for throughput, productivity, capital implementation and cost Partnership Effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels and categories of stakeholders, both internal and external to the business         Education and/Experience:    A BS degree in Chemical, Mechanical or related engineering/manufacturing management with at least 10 years of engineering and plant experience is required.    Demonstrated Abilities: Sound management, coaching, and organizational capabilities A sharp focus on the development of high performing teams Effective communication skills with internal and external stakeholders at all levels Proactive, process-oriented, continuous improvement approach   Self-directed and flexible to work under pressure and on own initiative Good working knowledge of food industry or chemical industry manufacturing practices Computer literate with proficient skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point Exposure to six sigma and/or lean processes a plus
Tate & Lyle Van Buren, AR 72956, USA
Dec 07, 2019
Job Description Responsibilities include operating/monitoring all grain receiving and shipping operations, participating in grain quality control, general maintenance, housekeeping, and maintaining the highest of safety standards.  May be required to climb and work at heights exceeding 50’ and will be required to work in all outdoor environmental conditions. Required Skills Qualified candidates are team players with a high school diploma/equivalent or higher education and should have mechanical equipment operating experience. Basic computer skills are necessary.  Candidates must be willing and able to work numerous overtime hours during the harvest season.  Background check and drug screening will be conducted.
Tate & Lyle Mattoon, IL 61938, USA
Dec 07, 2019
Requisition ID 8644 Position Type (US)Full Time Career Function  Health, Safety and Environment   Recruiter #LI-AR1 Posting Type LI Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless. About Kerry A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about. About the role This role is an important position to our Meat Coatings division and it will suppport multiple plants, mainly in the midwest region. You'll rack up the airline miles and car miles as you travel to support the site level HSE Managers and the site teams. Key responsibilities Today’s Safety Tip: Safety 1st , Quality Always!   Safety 1st , Quality Always is the backbone of our Quality and HSE culture here at Kerry. We depend on one another and employee engagement leads employees to prioritize  safety.   Kerry provides manufacturing services to numerous clients and we run a fast paced and complex environments that require you to be the liaison between corporate and site operations, coaching and mentoring teams to live Safety 1st, Quality Always as part of their work and daily lives.     You’ll do this by…   Being the HSE site subject matter expert and drive HSE business strategy and initiatives as a business unit HSE Manager, overseeing multiple plants and HSE site level Managers Developing and implementing annual HSE objectives & improvement plans Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify site HSE training needs, develop appropriate resources, and execute training sessions for employees and management staff Are you well versed in ISO 14001? We’ll need your expertise to lead an implementation and management of site support and/or maintain the system Where necessary, lead investigation process and/or collaborate with appropriate team members Partner with Human Resources on the status of all open Workers Compensation claims and coordinate activities to minimize lost and/or restricted workdays Qualifications and skills Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a science based field of study or years of experience in lieu of a degree 7 + years of experience with HSE regulations including OSHA, EPA, and local requirements. 7+ years of  experience with relevant consensus standards such as NFPA and ANSI, and systems such as ISO 14001. Experience engaging employees and developing a strong safety culture. Intermediate to advanced Computer Skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found  here . Additional information can also be here  .                                                                                                         
Kerry Ingredients Beloit, WI, US
Dec 07, 2019
Requisition ID 11251 Position Type (US)Full Time Recruiter Posting Type DNI Posting Type No Selection Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about About Kerry A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about. Where you'll work: Our Clark location creates flavor ingredients and beverages for Kerry customers and brands. We are a fast paced, never a dull moment manufacturing facility with a culture of accountability and team work. We’re proud of where we live and actively participate in community activities. If you've got an eagle eye for quality and are looking for a team to develop and grow with then this job might be the one for you! 2nd shift, must be able to work 2:30pm - 10:30 pm! What you'll do: As a Spray Dry Operator at our Clark, NJ plant you'll use batch sheets for product formulation, operate, clean and maintain processing equipment, package finished product and label batches. Quality is key so you'll partner with our sanitation team to ensure our equipment and production areas remain at the highest of sanitation standards. You’ll be a key part of a high performing team that keeps production lines running efficiently while working together to ensure we all have a safe workplace. We’ll count on you to help us meet our customer and consumer needs as you:   Measure, weigh and document ingredients Move and transfer ingredients by hand, cart, or forklift (don’t worry, we’ll train you if not certified)   Document temperature and machine readings with accuracy - your detail will be key here What you'll need to be successful and safe: Because you’ll be working with ingredients to specific standards, you’ll have either a high school diploma or equivalent or previous work experience with measuring and documenting with detail.  Thinking of joining a gym? No need! This role will require lifting 80lbs bags of ingredients by hand. Do you know the value of a great team? Teamwork is one of our values and critical to everyone’s success. Because you’ll be part of a team that will count on you, we’d like to see solid work attendance in your current/previous job. 160 Terminal Ave, Clark, NJ 07066 Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found  here . Additional information can also be  here  .    
Kerry Ingredients Beloit, WI, US
Dec 07, 2019
Requisition ID 11618 Position Type (US)Full Time Recruiter Posting Type DNI Posting Type No Selection Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about About Kerry A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about. Where you’ll work: Our Savannah, GA plant is a part of our liquid beverage division. We produce nutritional drinks, liquid flavorings, and teas for Kerry customers and brands. We’re proud to give back to the community we work in by participating in community fundraisers and volunteering with the local schools. With a growing portfolio, comes need to grow our team! If you like working with a close-knit group that makes a big impact, we may be the place for you! 3rd Shift Opening, must be able to work 11:00PM - 7:30AM! What you’ll do: The Aseptic Filler Operator is a critical component to our success. You’re the one behind the scenes ensuring every production line is up to standards and blending on time. You’re making it possible for us to ensure top quality of Kerry products. That matters to us, and so do you. You’ll be a key part of a high performing team that keeps production lines running efficiently while working together to ensure we all have a safe workplace. We’ll count on you to help us meet our customer and consumer needs as you: • Ability to learn and/or operate the following equipment shear mixers, pumps, processing valves, process controls, & HTST processing • Provide daily counts on bulk raw materials and work-in-process materials (WIPs) • Ability to calibrate and operate pH meters, refractometers, and titration apparatus • Ability to accurately complete and record all batch tests (Brix, pH, color, flavor, taste, temperature, acidity measure using a titrating apparatus) • Ability to correctly operate manual and automatic valves, which control all bulk materials, dry materials, and dispersion equipment • Ability to pass Tetrapak certifications following onsite training and Tetrapak training   What you'll need to be successful and safe: • Because you’ll be working with ingredients to specific standards, you’ll have either a high school diploma or equivalent or previous work experience with measuring and documenting with detail.  • Thinking of joining a gym? No need! This role will require lifting 55lbs bags of ingredients by hand. • Do you know the value of a great team? Teamwork is one of our values and critical to everyone’s success. Because you’ll be part of a team that will count on you, we’d like to see solid work attendance in your current/previous job. 11 Artley Rd, Savannah, GA 31408   Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found  here . Additional information can also be  here  .    
Kerry Ingredients Beloit, WI, US
Dec 07, 2019
Requisition ID 6454 Position Type (US)Full Time Career Function  Engineering and Maintenance   Recruiter Posting Type DNI Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless. About Kerry A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about. Where you'll work: At our Clark, NJ facility we are part of the dairy and culinary division and hundreds of different products for Kerry and our retail customers. We work hard, play hard, and give back to the community we work in through our Kerry employee engagement program. We are located in the greater Clark area.  If you’re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the team for you. We are looking for someone to help us keep things running! We have an immediate openings for a 3rd shift  (10:30p-6:30a) Maintenance Technician.   What you'll do: You’ll work with the Maintenance team to complete building repairs, equipment installation, troubleshooting and installation, fulfillment of assigned work orders and unforeseen repairs in a timely fashion. You’ll follow good manufacturing practices to maintain inventory, preventative maintenance, good housekeeping and ensure compliance with all safety and environmental laws and regulations. We strongly believe in “Safety First, Quality Always” for our employees, products, and customers. If this is something you’re passionate about also, this could be your next great opportunity!   Important areas of operations you’ll work on (but are not limited to): Clean and lubricate shafts, bearing, gears, and other parts of machinery Install and maintain pipe systems, hydraulic steam, pneumatic equipment Repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and other related equipment Building maintenance including minor plumbing, welding, and general upkeep   Qualifications and skills   What you'll need to be successful in this role: 3+ years of General Maintenance Experience. Experience working in a manufacturing environment & food/beverage experience is highly preferred High school diploma or GED is required; associated degree in relevant field preferred Possess and demonstrate basic technical knowledge of some or all of the following: Stainless Steel Welding/Fabrication Ability to be or become or is a Sanitary Certified welder. (outside certification) Boilers Piping systems Electricity PLC’s (Programmable logic controllers) Process control instrumentation HVAC systems Process equipment Personal Computing   Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found  here . Additional information can also be here  .                                                                                                         
Kerry Ingredients Beloit, WI, US
Dec 06, 2019
Regional Category Manager – Rail & Railcar Fleet   About Us Love food? So do we. In fact, we pride ourselves on being food people. For more than 150 years, we’ve been driven by our passion to create food that people love. No matter your role or expertise, you’ll be helping us make food extraordinary across the globe to improve lives for generations. Join us and experience what it’s like to work with people who are passionate about food and strive for the extraordinary. Reports to (Title) VP, Global Logistics Procurement Direct Reports N/A Role Purpose The purpose of this role is to develop and implement effective regional procurement strategies, supplier relationship management and delivery of short term and long term financial plans. The Regional Category Manager North America (NOAM), Rail & Railcar Fleet, will be responsible for negotiations, contractual oversight of +5,500 railcars of various types, vendor risk management, appropriate fleet sizing proportionate to the Company's short and long term goals.  Define strategies to improve delivered price and creative capacity management ensuring longevity of a nimble Supply Chain. Through excellent leadership and communications skills, the NOAM Regional Category Manager will ensure that cross-functional business opportunities are actively embraced.   The Recipe For Success: Proven expertise in sourcing transportation, inclusive of operational experience. Proven ability to manage winning strategies in a monopolistic environment. Rail freight and lease management experience is essential to this role. Well-developed commercial mind-set and logistics market knowledge in the categories of rail freight procurement/operations, railcar fleet, first and last mile and 3rd party bulk transfer locations. Understand and ability to successfully develop and manage stakeholder relationships. Proven track record of strategic procurement and category management with small, medium and large carriers/vendors. Self-starter, outcome oriented individual with a proven track record of delivering savings targets by developing excellent stakeholder relationships both within and outside the organization. Track record of working successful in cross functional teams to serve business needs, develop a compelling selling proposition, and negotiate to win-win contract agreements. Understand unique delivery requirements with determination and willingness to win customer accounts regardless of complexity. Experience managing a portfolio of $100mm+. Strong analytical and mathematical skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skill. Well-developed presentation skills. Ability to manage numerous competing priorities and deadline driven. A degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, International Trade or Engineering with consideration to years of experience. Solid understanding of the contracting cycle with ability to apply knowledge in every carrier interaction and become a trusted advisor within the organization. Experience in successfully delivering category management in a global organization. Experience in fleet management wider related business activity would be beneficial. Systems experience with Oracle, SAP and rail freight billing practices would be advantageous. PC literate including MS office suite of standard programs, with advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills. Experience and understanding of risk management tools and techniques. Performing market assessments, trends and recommending mitigation action plans. Willingness to travel both domestic and international in support of Category and business unit requirements. Positive outlook.   Our Culture: OUR VALUES   Safety Integrity Respect LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS Partnership- We work together as one global team to deliver for our customers. Agility-We have the courage to act quickly and allow others to experiment and learn. Execution-We deliver long term results, balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s possibilities. SAFETY ACCOUNTABILITIES Protecting our people and the environment is foundational to our business  Each team member is expected to support the Tate & Lyle culture where Environment, Health and Safety are the overriding values in all activities. Every team member is accountable for working safely and complying with all EHS policies, procedures and regulations relevant to their work and is expected to speak up and intervene to prevent unsafe conditions and to respect fellow workers and the communities in which we work.  Included in this is abidance with our Life Saving Principles (LSPs) and our STOP WORK AUTHORITY, which are developed to strengthen our workplace safety, prevent serious injury or loss of life.  
Tate & Lyle Decatur, IL, USA