Cargill Group Production Excellence Lead Cargill Sweeteners Starches & Texturizers in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group Production Excellence Lead Cargill Sweeteners Starches & Texturizers

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Location: This position may be located in Amsterdam (Schipol) or Bergen Op Zoom.

The Cargill Sweeteners & Starches Team (CSST) Production Excellence Lead position is primarily responsible for developing a Production Excellence strategy and culture that builds on the foundational elements of the Cargill Manufacturing Excellence System model and that focuses on enhancing the interaction between Group functions (Maintenance & Reliability (M&R), Capital & Engineering (CE), Continuous Improvement (CI), Manufacturing Technology Leaders (MTL), Operations). This role is primarily responsible for providing M&R insight and macro-trend analysis to enable other functional areas to focus on opportunities. Key elements of the position purpose include:

1Provide trend analysis to regions/sites/other functions of common reliability dents across the group

2Provide reliability input into capital projects (limit determined by CE team) and provides training on RE input process.

3Owns the overall Bad Actor process for the group

4Works closely with MTL/CE/CI on trends and opportunities to improve reliability across the enterprise.

5Maintains critical documentation up to date related to training/ “license to operate”/ MOC in area of accountability

6.Owns the Asset Care / Autonomous Maintenance maturity Assessments within TRACC and monitors assessment maturity vs. expectation across regions and sites.

In addition, this position will be responsible for early identification of emerging “license to operate” issues, benchmarking and value creation opportunities. The CSST Production Excellence Lead supports, coaches, trains and drives “change” in the regions in deploying Cargill’s Production Excellence processes to ensure continuous improvement in productivity of the company’s physical assets whilst safeguarding the Process Safety Risk Management (PSRM) and Environmental Health Safety & Quality (EHS&Q) requirements. The candidate will be directly involved in the development and deployment of standards, leading practices and medium- long term plan development.

Principal Accountabilities:

35% - Develops strategy and enabling processes to enhance the Production Excellence (PE) philosophy and capabilities. Ensures PE talent is identified and developed and ensures learnings are actively promoted in the regions. Drives continuous improvement by establishing performance measures/ benchmarks in PE efficiency and through data driven analyses and from data from enabling systems such as TRACC, RtDUET, Plant ESP, etc.

20% - Policy/Procedure and Best Practice (BP) Owner – Lead the development of policies and best practices covering Production Excellence in conjunction with other functions (MTL/CI/CE). Drive deployment, communication and internalization of Policies and BPs related to Production Excellence to minimize duplication of effort and maximize application.

10% - Identifies and prioritizes PE value creation programs for CSST in conjunction with other ME group functions.

15% - Provides input in the review and development of new and existing Engineering standards and owns the process for providing structured Front End Loading engineering support and strategic direction based on BP’s in Projects over 10 MM$. Coaches regions in developing PEE input in the specific site managed projects.

20% - Conducts M&R / PE sustainability assessments/ and monitors follow up actions identified by regions and sites. Share / implement PE best practices across the group. Trains regional resources in assessment tools and alignment of expectations. TRACC process ownership and governance in the Asset Care / Autonomous Maintenance areas.

If selected for an interview, you will be required to submit signed copies of your last two performance reviews. (A completed e-PMP is considered a signed copy.)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Required Qualifications.

  • Bachelor Degree in an engineering / manufacturing discipline

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in Manufacturing and/ or project management

  • Minimum of 5 years direct or indirect supervisory experience

  • Strong Knowledge in plant operations and maintenance

  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others (influencing skills)

  • Demonstrated execution capacity

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written within multiple levels of the organization.

  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 40%)

Preferred Qualifications.

  • Mechanical engineering degree

  • Master degree in an engineering / manufacturing discipline.

  • Manufacturing management experience across multiple geographies

Job Maintenance and Reliability

Primary Location Netherlands-NH-Amsterdam

Other Locations Netherlands-NH-Schiphol, Netherlands-NB-Bergen op Zoom

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: AMS00816