Cargill R&D Director in Anhui, China

R&D Director

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.

Description

Lead research and development team as key innovation driver. Develops strong R&D capability through customer partnerships, supplier partnerships, global connectivity, and physical innovation center. Provides technical leadership in building customer relationships. Propose and implement development projects to sustain the business innovation capability required by customers and market. Execute trials according to the safety and technical written procedures. Facilitate the collaboration and transfer of best practices and knowledge from within the global house of Cargill and external partners.

30% :

Develop and lead the research development team to build a highly engaged customer focused and technical workforce capable of delivering innovative products and solutions for CAPC customers

20%:

Drive RnD strategy and action plans. Create and manage a portfolio of projects encompassing new product development, innovation, and technical solutions

20%:

Building and utilizing the connectivity relationship with each functional team and customer to transfer the knowledge and information to commcial team, and identify opportunities to work with BU’s and resources across the globe and externally

15%:

Ensure deployment and execution of all critical processes and systems in the RnD function

15%:

Act as an active coach and developer of talent to create the most innovative, technically competent, and customer focused team in

the industry

Qualifications

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Proven experience to lead R&D team in China meat industry.

  • Proven experience on how to get things done within a matrix organization. Experience with building and engaging cross-functional and multi-cultural team. Able to communicate and work effectively with Cargill overseas resources

  • Experience at building competitive advantage through the use of the organization’s technical capabilities, and by providing product innovation and creative solutions. Able to effectively make the business case for addition of new capabilitity

  • Ability to understand industry/market trends into new opportunities and solutions for existing and new customers/markets.

  • University degree in Food Technology, Food Engineering or related discipline

  • Related work experience of 15 years

  • Relevant China industry experience Flexible – can be any food company with rnd, product development, innovation requirements

  • Fluency in English

  • Proven knowledge of products or service they are selling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven Inside sales and / or marketing experience 5 years

  • Ability to assess strengths and weaknesses of the competition and develop product and market positioning strategies

Job Research and Development

Primary Location China-Shanghai

Other Locations China-Anhui

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SHA00863