Cargill R&D Director in Anhui, China
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.
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.
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
Drive RnD strategy and action plans. Create and manage a portfolio of projects encompassing new product development, innovation, and technical solutions
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
Ensure deployment and execution of all critical processes and systems in the RnD function
Act as an active coach and developer of talent to create the most innovative, technically competent, and customer focused team in
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
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
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: SHA00863