Customer Service Professional
Cargill - Gainesville, GA

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Customer Service Professional



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Cargill Dressings, Sauces & Oils (DS&O) trades, manufactures and sells refined vegetable and tropical oils and animal fat to a wide range of food and nonfood manufacturers. The business produces shortenings, frying oils, mayonnaise, dressings, and sauces for the foodservice industry. Customers include major food manufacturers, broadline distributors, and quick service and casual dining restaurant chains. Nonfood industrial applications include ingredients for paint, candle and biodiesel manufacturing. The business operates seven oil refineries, five shortening and oil packaging plants, and three mayonnaise, salad dressing and culinary sauce facilities. These operations are located in California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina and Ohio. It also operates an edible oil refinery in Mexico. The business is integrated with Cargill's soybean crushing activities, providing a source of crude soybean oil for further processing.

Position Purpose

Represent Cargill as the customer’s first point of contact for all requests related to order processing/fulfillment and assure proactive follow up to customer issues.

Collaborate across DS&O business functions in order to facilitate and/or participate in creating value added service to order processing and order fulfillment, enabling DS&O to deliver a positive Customer experience that sets Cargill apart from our competitors.

Fosters a culture of continuous improvement within the Customer Service team, actively seeking improvement opportunities, and developing and implementing solutions.

70% Order Management for assigned accounts, both individual and backup to team accounts – to include processing of incoming orders (EDI and manual), contract application, enforcement of lead time policy, order changes, entering customer issues in Customer Relationship Tracking (CRT) system, detention processing, invoicing discrepancies, customer inquiries, etc.

Direct and/or facilitate order fulfillment situations that impact the customer by collaborating as necessary across business functions.

Participate in answering 800 line customer service numbers.

Backup/vacation coverage for other team members for order entry, as needed.

Participate in On-call rotation.

10% Process Improvement: Collaborate across business functions to identify, create and implement process improvements as they relate to order processing/order fulfillment

10% Work with other functional teams during new customer setups, new product roll outs, pricing and special promotions

10% Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by supervisor and/or manager



High school diploma or GED

Minimum of 1 year customer service experience, preferably in a manufacturing or distribution environment

Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and move between activities that require immediate response

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated strong customer focus

Ability to perform intermediate mathematical operations and solve problems that involve fundamental mathematic concepts

Demonstrated attention to detail

Experience with Word, Excel, and Outlook

Knowledge of ERP system


Associate or Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Management related discipline

2+ years customer service experience, preferably in a manufacturing or distribution environment

Understanding of basic supply chain operations

Understanding of markets, products, and players in the food service industry

Ability to utilize critical thinking to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

Knowledge of Adage, Crystal Reports and CRT

Experience with Access and PowerPoint

Experience working with SAP

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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