Cargill Sr. Curriculum Lead for the College of Business & Commercial Excellence in Wayzata, Minnesota

Sr. Curriculum Lead for the College of Business & Commercial Excellence

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.


Cargill is developing a new corporate university designed to provide world class learning and education curriculums aligned to the critical skills and capabilities needed to execute Cargill’s new Strategic Direction. The Corporate University will be comprised of three Colleges:

  • College of Leadership & Managerial Excellence

  • College of Business & Commercial Excellence

  • College of Functional & Operational Excellence

The Sr. Curriculum Lead for the College of Business & Commercial Excellence will play a critical role within the College of Business & Commercial Excellence. The ideal candidate possesses strategic business expertise and strong proficiency with digitally enabled learning methods, simulations and creative design thinking. This position will be accountable for leading and managing the development and continuous improvement of Cargill’s high impact skills development programs, curriculums, development processes and tools that are directly aligned to building exceptional organizational strategic capability skills in the areas of Trading & Risk Management, Digitalization & Analytics, Sustainable Supply Chain, Market Insights & Innovation and Thought Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement at Cargill.

This position reports to the Global L&D Manager for the College of Business & Commercial Excellence and will manage multiple external learning partners, consultants and vendor partners. This position will work closely with key stakeholders to achieve results oriented and outcome driven commercial development strategies and curriculums.

Principal Accountabilities:

50% Global learning and education design strategies, manage curriculum development and curation of digital learning assets

  • Establish curriculum and design blueprints based on Cargill’s 5 strategic capabilities (Trading & Risk Management, Digital & Analytics, Sustainable Supply Chain, Market Insights & Innovation, Thought Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement) talent strategies

  • Source and lead curriculum designs and development projects using internal and external program designers, internal subject matter experts and/or identifying external industry expert partners

  • Apply best practice global curriculum design methods to ensure content flexibility and ease of localization

  • Curate high quality digital learning assets from various leading content providers

20% Internal and external relationship management

  • Manage 3rd party consulting partners & partnerships ensuring they are knowledgeable of Cargill’s industries and business environments, understand Cargill’s vision for excellence in the 5 strategic capabilities.

  • Manage senior executive sponsors & partnerships specific to the 5 strategic capabilities.

20% Build awareness, knowledge and capabilities in key HR constituent groups

  • Partner with broader HR organization to ensure understanding of development needs specific to the 5 strategic capabilities as well as HR’s understanding of Cargill’s curriculums and learning solutions

  • Consult and advise regional HR solutions delivery teams that are responsible for supporting delivery and/or implementing localized programs and solutions in various geographies across the globe

  • Regular effective communications to build understanding of high impact learning and development strategies and programming

10% Evaluation, Impact Assessment and Continuous Improvement

  • Support processes to implement program impact and evaluation measures

  • Quality assurance oversight for key development and skill building processes

  • Continuous improvement, refinement and refresh of best practice curriculums, learning solution design and content.

This position is posted internally as well as externally

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Human Resource, learning/ adult educational field

  • Minimum 15 years business work experience

  • Minimum 7 years experience focused on organization development strategies, curriculum design and digital learning practices; highly knowledgeable about industry best practices, methods and partners

  • Ability to lead virtual, global project teams

  • Self-starter, creative and innovative; proficient in digital learning methods and approaches

  • Business credible and articulate communication style

  • Demonstrated conceptual strength and strategic thinking skills to create a vision

  • Solid leadership skills and ability to interact with senior level leaders

  • Possesses broad perspective and applies a business value approach to learning and development

  • Experience identifying, managing and partnering with 3rd party resources

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and measure program effectiveness and value

  • Strong cultural awareness and experience in working with diverse teams

  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to travel up to 15% domestically and internationally


  • Master’s degree, preferably in related field such as Organizational Learning, Leadership Development, Adult Learning

  • Working within a corporate university structure

  • Experience working with competency models, assessments and curriculum alignment

  • Budget and project management

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Human Resources

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY05785