Cargill PMO Manager in Schiphol, Netherlands

PMO Manager

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 & Summary

As the PMO Manager in Global IT, you will provide leadership to a team of Program and Project Managers ensuring that projects are successfully delivered to enable business strategy execution. You will provide strategic direction to a team of SAP Program managers and Project Managers responsible for delivery of programs and projects within committed time, quality and cost. You will take accountability for the portfolio of projects that are being executed by your team. You will also be the key contacts for specific enterprises in Cargill to assess project demand and help to facilitate the project intake process.

This position will have expert knowledge of project management, Cargill’s project delivery process and portfolio management to actively coach and mentor Program Managers as they lead complex large-scale projects, some of which are multi-functional, multi location and/or involve multiple business units.

This position will ensure consistent and appropriate use of project management processes, tools and methods. Additional focus will be on project management process improvements, project value realization, other project metric adoption with monthly budget responsibilities.

Principal Accountabilities

  • 40% People Management: Development of the team to improve performance and engagement longer term. Recruitment of new talent into the team. Management and coaching team members in line with Cargill Leadership Expectations, values and guiding principles. Accountable for performance and talent management and succession planning.

  • 25% Portfolio leadership: Accountable for the full portfolio of project under management by the team. Ensure that project objectives and scope are aligned for all projects in the portfolio. Serves as resource manager ensures that project management capacity for the portfolio of projects is correctly managed. Provides a view on the availability of Project Management resources to handle new project management demand.

  • 25% Project Control: Leads program and project managers in the usage of the PDP Cargill Project Management framework. Ensures that project are delivered On time, On budget and with a high level of customer satisfaction. Ensures focus on Signature projects for the region and aligns top talent resources and project control for delivery.

  • 10% Project Management Process Improvement: Supports constant improvements in the Project work intake and demand management for his/her portfolio of projects. Ensures Operational Excellence for Project Management including adoption of Agile methodologies within the team to improve on performance.


Education, Experience, Skills:

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • 10 years experience including management of large scale and complex management.

  • Proven that he / she can work in an international environment.

  • Deep understanding of ERP implementations

  • Expert understanding of Project Management & Portfolio practices standards

  • Expert understanding of Project and Delivery methodologies including Waterfal & Agile

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3 years in supervisory role – proven to be able to develop and lead teams

  • Deep understanding of SAP and implementation of SAP projects

Job Information Technology

Primary Location Netherlands-NH-Schiphol

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SCH02054