Cargill Sr Curriculum Lead, Leadership Development in Wayzata, Minnesota

Sr Curriculum Lead, Leadership Development

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 Leadership Development will play a critical role within the College of Leadership & Managerial Excellence. The ideal candidate possesses deep domain 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 of Cargill’s next generation of high impact leadership development programs, processes and tools that are directly aligned to accelerating Cargill’s transformation and strategy execution.

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

Principal Accountabilities:

50% Global learning and education design strategies and curriculum development

  • Establish college curriculum and design blueprints based on Cargill’s new leadership development strategy

  • Source and lead leadership curriculum design 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

20% Internal and external College Faculty relationship management

  • Manage 3rd party partners & university partnerships ensuring they are knowledgeable of Cargill’s industries and business environments.

  • Manage senior executive sponsors & corporate SME partnerships

  • Provide coaching and development to internal faculty of facilitators to ensure facilitation readiness

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

  • 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 leadership strategies and programming

10% Evaluation, Impact Assessment and Continuous Improvement

  • Support processes to implement program impact and evaluation measures

  • Quality assurance oversight for the end to end leadership development 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 of business experience

  • Minimum 7 years experience in learning and development programs, of which 3 years have been focused on global programs within the leadership development domain

  • Self starter, creative and innovative, comfortable with 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 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 25% 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: UNI05182