Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
Position Overview & Responsibilities:
The Live haul Logistics Supervisor will be responsible for providing leadership to and oversight of the Live haul Logistics department. The individual in this role will need to ensure execution and optimization of all planned animal movements are in alignment with organizational strategies and will be responsible for overall departmental performance.
Oversee the day to day operation of the Logistic Department.
Provides leadership and development to the live haul coordinators.
Assess and anticipate live haul scheduling needs and provide direction to the team to ensure all scheduling needs are met.
Develop strong relationships with the transportation manager and marketing team and be a liaison to ensure all animal movement needs are met.
Provide live haul optimization leadership and decision making to internal and external customers while strategically looking at cost containment.
Responsible to ensure accurate and timely transportation billing.
Responsible to manage the transportation settlement processing.
Prepare and distribute various transportation reports.
Provide phone coverage and support during business hours to resolve unplanned circumstances.
Provide after-hours support as required.
Secondarily, serve as a backup to the Logistics Coordinator as needed.
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