Cargill Project Manager in Schiphol, Netherlands

Project 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

EMEA PMO is a regional organization within the Global IT Function. EMEA PMO provides an effective and efficient project delivery service to enable business strategy execution. The regional PMO represents the Portfolio and Project Management capabilities.

The project manager is responsible for project management activities across projects. This includes project leadership, project planning, project execution, project control, and business results. The project manager will manage process, data and technology projects within the region.

The project manager will work with Cargill businesses and functions to deliver projects to enable business strategy execution. The role demands a leader who can partner effectively with all levels of the organization. Seeking to understand the project objectives and demonstrating project leadership to bring about the desired business benefits and value as defined in the business case.

This role will ensure consistent project management processes & tools are applied according to the rigor of the project.

Directional Guidance:

Full Rigor Projects = Projects >$1 million spend OR High Risk/complexity

Medium Rigor Projects= $500K to $1 million, OR Medium Risk/Complexity

Low Rigor Projects = Up to $500K

Principal Accountabilities:


Project Leadership (20%):

  • Provides strategic vision to the project team, utilizing general knowledge of portfolio management, and basic business/technical acumen.

  • Leads periodic project reviews utilizing a full knowledge of the project delivery process.

  • Identifies, recommends and implements best practices in project management.

  • Provides mentoring and coaching to project team members as appropiate.

Project Planning (20%):

  • Defines project objectives and scope, utilizing a thorought knowledge of project management practices and procedures.

  • Develops the integrated project plan for projects.

Project Execution (30%):

  • Leads execution of projects, utilizing the project mangemement framework to achieve project objectives, on time and within budget.

  • Manages project risks and issues.

  • Develops contingency plans when necessary.

Project Control (15%):

  • Regularly measures and monitors project progress to identify variances from the plan and make needed corrections.

  • Contains and resolves issues within the project that do not require project sponsor attention.

  • Escalate risks and issues as and when necessary to appropriate responsible persons.

  • Follow up for resolution.

Business Results (10%):

  • Communicate effectively with project sponsors and stakeholders on project status.

  • Works with the business to ensure the solution is successfully implemented and that the promised benefits and value are captured.

  • Ensures successful completion of all project phases and closure of all aspects of project

  • Recognise and celebrate success.

  • Capture lessons learned.

Traveling (5%):

  • Travel to the location of the project if onsite project management is needed.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, MIS or computer science or equivalent degree or equivalent experience

  • PMP or PRINCE2 certification preferred


  • 5 years of overall IT or Telecom experience minimum

  • At least 2 years project management experience being accountable for and leading a broad range of IT related projects in an enterprise environment, including (but not limited to):

  • ERP (SAP/JDE or other)

  • Business applications development and solutions

  • Software development

  • IT infrastructure

  • Strong discipline in applying and using project management practices, processes and tools.

  • Experience in driving MES, L&S and SCADA projects would be an advantage.


  • Thorough knowledge of project management and Project Delivery Processes

  • Demonstrated good ERP, business application, software development, or IT Infrastructure knowledge and skills. (SAP experience is not a must but preferred.)

  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills

  • Active inquiry skills

  • Proven project team leadership

  • Relationship building at all levels

  • Negotiation, facilitation and stakeholder management

  • Analytical thinking & problem solving

  • Competently communicate business and technical concepts with business and functional people.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location Netherlands-NH-Schiphol

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SCH02055