Cargill Global Supply Chain Leader, Cargill Animal Nutrition in Wayzata, Minnesota

Global Supply Chain Leader, Cargill Animal Nutrition

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.


The Global Supply Chain Leader (GSCL) is a new position created in conjunction with the changes across Cargill, Business Operations and Supply Chain (BOSC) and Enterprise structures. The GSCL is an embedded position responsible for supply chain planning, customer service and order management activities of the business (or set of businesses), as well as for coordinating with Cargill Transportation & Logistics (CTL), Cargill Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (CSSP), and Operations to measure and optimize performance across the integrated supply chain from supplier to customer.

As the GSCL, you will be responsible for the integration of priorities of the enterprise and functional leadership to develop vision, mission, and strategy for supply chain and to ensure that supply chain processes are effectively executed to enable the business strategy. As a member of the Cargill Animal Nutrition "CAN" BOSC Leadership Team reporting directly to the Enterprise BOSC Leader and a member of the Supply Chain Planning extended leadership team within the Corporate BOSC organization, the GSCL will be accountable for developing and executing projects aligned with the strategy, measuring and managing results across the end-to-end supply chain and driving continuous improvement, talent development and leadership, and effective deployment of supply chain processes aligned with functional requirements.

Your responsibilities will include work in the areas of strategy and execution leadership, budget and resource management, performance management, business and functional supply chain interface, customer relationship and talent management.

Principal Accountabilities:

40% Strategy and Planning

  • Leads development and implementation of supply chain long term vision and strategic direction for the Enterprise/Group/Business, including long-range objectives, policies and strategy

  • Responsible for ensuring function policies and best practices are incorporated into Enterprise/Group/Business strategies

  • Implementation and continuous improvement of Cargill Integrated Business Planning aligned with Global Supply Chain Planning standards across Enterprise and Groups/Regions/Businesses

  • Actively participate in development, review, update and sign-off of the Enterprise/Group strategy, annual operating plans and the related budgets as well as setting annual targets for key performance indicators regarding productivity, service, planning effectiveness, and inventory across the supply chain

  • Play an active role in the creation, communication, roll-out, championing and review of the functional domain specific strategies and visions to enable business strategy

  • Developing & regularly updating the vision, mission and multi-year plan of Supply Chain as a job-family, linked to the Enterprise/Group vision, mission and strategy as well as Global Supply Chain standards

30% Performance Management

  • Optimization of the manufacturing footprint, warehouses, and inventory as well coordinating with CSSP and CTL for transportation lines from supplier to customer to deliver best in class service and cost

  • Ensure that all supply chain activities (e.g. Customer Service, Order Management, Integrated Business Planning (C-IBP), Demand Planning, Supply Planning & Scheduling, Inventory Planning) are executed/deployed in line with Enterprise/Group vision, mission and strategy by prioritizing activities and delivering the right resources (employees, tools) within the regional teams

  • Leading or sponsoring specific projects, initiatives and actions as identified in the Enterprise, Group, or functional plans. These can be cross-functional and cross-regional

  • Measuring & managing results for continuous progress (up), corrective action- and decision taking in all aspects of the business but concentrating on supply chain

  • Initiating, leading, managing and implementing projects for good and sustainable outcome, fully rolled-out and deployed in all regions (if applicable)

  • Own Business’ Supply Chain budget and deliverables

  • Accountable for achieving Supply Chain targets and goals for the Enterprise/Group

  • Identifies, generates and tracks metrics across Enterprise/Group to measure supply chain performance and value realization against defined short and long term objectives (eg. G and A cost reduction, process improvements and system utilization)

  • Recommends enterprise and business group Supply Chain continuous process improvements

  • Ensures governance of all Supply Chain activities within the Enterprise/Group to comply with Corporate/Supply Chain Planning (SCP)/regulatory policies/controls/Portfolio Deployment Team (PDT)

  • Leading the managers and team-leads in their coordination of executing daily operational supply chain activities such as Integrated Business Planning (IBP), Demand/Supply/Inventory planning, inbound/outbound logistics, customer service, trade execution and sourcing

20% Transformation, Leadership, and Talent Management

  • Lead the transformation activities related to implementing standard structure and roles across enterprise/group/business/region aligned with global job codes and org structures, including the communications and change management

  • Leading and developing the managers and local team leads and underlying teams (e.g. PMP process, setting Performance Goals and targets, define and follow-up on learning and development, coaching, resource allocation (both for daily operations and projects), etc) and safeguarding proper talent pipeline management

  • Carrying responsibility for the performance, development and engagement of the total Enterprise supply chain team and for properly managing related costs

  • Engagement; ensure that the Supply Chain team is engaged, in line with the overall BU targets and results are visible in regional and functional teams (communicated, developed, deployed and satisfactory)

  • Making sure that all supply chain activities are executed through optimal staffing solutions, in line with Business Unit (BU) guidelines and ensure all competency profiles are met through recruitment of people with the right skill-set and/or through training & development of the existing team

  • Collaboration:

  • With CTL : Cargill Transportation & Logistics – establishing a sustainable structure for working together in this setting, sharing knowledge and experience and harvesting on the scale of what Cargill has to offer and can gain from it

  • With cross-Enterprise and Group Supply chain leaders – building on what already exist as collaboration between the SC Leaders, initiating new initiatives (if desired/required) to create more harmonized approach in e.g. recruitment of trainees, talent development, project management and execution etc.

  • With CSSP : Cargill Strategic Sourcing and Procurement – establishing a sustainable structure for working together in this setting, sharing knowledge and experience and harvesting on the scale of what Cargill has to offer and can gain from it

10% Other Duties as Required

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.



  • Minimum 15 years experience in a Supply Chain related role (e.g. Planning, Operations, Logistics, Procurement/Sourcing)

  • University Degree preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field

  • Experience with working in a multinational/-cultural environment

  • Experience with working in a large matrix organization set-up

  • Minimum 8 years leadership experience (managing through others, influencing, developing)

  • Experience and proven track record in project and change management (broad scope and cross-functional)

  • Experience and knowledge of Integrated Supply Chain Processes

  • Strong team builder and team player (Player/Coach principle)

  • Strong communication, influencing and motivation skills

  • Adept at operating in the intersections of facility operations, information technology, and external marketplace realities

  • Travel 25-50% domestic and international


  • Knowledge/experience of Lean/Six Sigma is a plus

  • Advanced University Degree preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field

  • Experience implementing and leading Integrated Business Planning process

  • APICS certification

  • Experience with working in a large matrix organization

  • SAP Knowledge

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Supply Chain Management

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY05842