Cargill SCM Portfolio & Project Lead in Gurgaon, India

SCM Portfolio & Project Lead

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.


Position Purpose:

To deliver and own new projects under the SCM function. To integrate the entire SCM value chain and drive innovation to maximize serviceability while minimizing costs for the entire BU.

Principal Accountabilities:

A. SCM Integration - 30%

  • Understand clearly the role, function and value addition contributed by each component under the SCM function

  • Connect and interact frequently with Product Lines to gain deep understanding of their requirements from SCM function

  • Detail out how SCM can help product lines meet their business objectives and how to partner with them to enhance profitability for the BU

  • Act as an integrator between different verticals under the SCM function

  • Support high performance improvement projects

  • Support and/or lead enterprise level continuous improvement projects in support of the operational excellence strategy

B. Innovation Thinking & Actioning - 40%

  • Analyze the entire supply chain network and planning mechanisms to identify scope for improvement

  • Build hub and spoke model by creating and adding components wherever required – such as – identifying and acquiring warehouses in best suited locations

  • Optimize the supply chain and order fulfillment network on an ongoing basis

  • Implement technological upgradation or automation wherever it makes futuristic or financial sense

  • Optimize and contain serviceability costs for the function by undertaking multiple projects to build capacity for SCM

  • Project management for every new undertaking under SCM

  • Manage allocated costs and budgets to deliver these new projects and ensure ROI

  • Lead investigation and business case development for innovation needs for broad portfolio

C. Customization for Product Lines - 30%

  • Alter/upgrade various components or parts in the SCM to align with each product line’s strategy

  • Undertake new ventures or projects to service each product line better keeping in mind the unique needs of each of them

  • Communicate scope for improvement to product lines and achieve buy in for change implementation

  • Lead targeted ideation and improvements by utilizing tools and methodologies such as 5S, Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma Cargill Business Excellence System, and Cargill PPM/Project Delivery Process

Essential Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management (Medium and Large projects)

  • Ability to interact with senior leaders and present and challenge new ideas- executive presence

  • Strong conceptual and creative problem-solving skills, ability to work with considerable ambiguity

  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and recommend innovative/visionary ideas for organizational growth

  • Ability to build strong, collaborative working relationships with broad cross section of business partners across the globe

  • Strong listening, oral and written skills

  • Management of collaboration, issue resolution, and performance improvement

  • Solving integrated supply chain and business issues through partnering with cross-functional collaboration

  • Working with cross functional leaders in a highly matrixed organization

  • Domain knowledge in procurement, supply chain, operations management in global manufacturing environment



Graduate in Business/Operations Management


5-8 years in a role managing projects under supply chain for a nation-wide player in the FMCG sector and business experience in operations, finance or any other core business functions.


  • Experience across multiple supply chain competencies: Logistics, Planning, Customer Service, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to connect functional execution to business strategy

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal

  • Collaborative approach to problem solving

  • Demonstrated capability to successfully partner with peers and senior business leaders.

  • Experienced in change management

  • Good analytical skills with strong process mindset

  • Self-motivated, results oriented with focus on continuous improvement

  • Experience in Continuous Improvement disciplines such as Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, etc.

  • General understanding of organizational change management.

  • Preferred PMI Certified Project Manager

  • Experience in ARIES

Job Supply Chain Management

Primary Location India-HR-Gurgaon

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: GUR00186