Cargill Manufacturing Excellence (ME) Leader in Italy

Manufacturing Excellence (ME) Leader

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:

The Manufacturing Excellence Leader is responsible for strategic planning, talent capability building, and executing & managing a process improvement/capital improvement project portfolio in order to achieve business objectives. This includes overseeing the following areas: engineering/technology, production excellence, reliability excellence, continuous improvement and capital effectiveness programs in order to achieve improved productivity (optimized product cost profiles) and quality standards.

Principal Accountabilities:

30% Manufacturing Excellence & Engineering Strategy and Project Portfolio Management - With Manufacturing and Supply Chain leaders – develop robust strategy and plans using Production Excellence, Reliability Excellence and Continuous Improvement Processes to drive improved margins, safety, feed safety and business results through the use of process improvement & capital execution projects.

30% Lean Six Sigma, Production & Reliability Excellence Capability Build - Build capabilities within both Manufacturing & Supply Chain organizations to execute production & reliability excellence processes and programs; and use Lean SixSigma to achieve improved productivity & quality results. Responsible for deploying a deeply rooted, pro-active and sustainable Continuous Improvement Strategy and Culture.

30% Capital Planning and Execution – Lead capital planning and execute projects as needed. Drive improved Project Delivery Process and Project Management Processes. Execute the RE Deliverables for Build Projects. Assist with the development of technical specifications and best practices.

10% Miscellaneoius job dutied – include but not limited to, best practices identification and management, alignment with enterprise/corporate ME organization.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or 5 yrs experience in a supervisory/management role.

  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, with ability to become Black Belt within 1 year

  • Managing complex projects with a high level of ambiguity

  • Experience in effectively training others at all levels in the organization on continuous improvement tools and processes.

  • 10 years in a Reliability Excellence or Production Excellence role or operations management role

  • Business fluency in English

  • Strong PC skills (especially within the Microsoft Office suite).

  • Challenges the status quo with BU/Function leadership and other stakeholders to explore new ways to analyze measure, execute and ultimately bring increased business value.

  • Strong analytical skills. Directly communicates and informs stakeholders for projects with medium to high cost and risk to provide updates on the project objectives, performance measures, issues and risks.

  • Uses advanced counsel and knowledge to remove barriers to ensure completion of project milestones, and influences stakeholders to take action

  • Ability to travel – 30-50% as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced education/degree specifically in operations, engineering or other related field.

  • Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Strong business experience and understanding of Cargill is preferred.

  • Clear understanding of both CAN Production System and Cargill’s Corporate Manufacturing Excellence System

  • Working knowledge of reliability practices or production excellence practices

  • Demonstrated knowledge in mapping and documentation techniques

  • Experience with statistical analysis tools and processes.

  • Previous experience with six sigma processes

  • Lean Manufacturing Training

  • Business fluency in another language/cultural interactions preference.

Job Operations

Primary Location Poland

Other Locations Romania, Italy, Hungary, Portugal

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: POL00126