Cargill Global Reliability Leader Refineries and Packaging in Europe, United States

Global Reliability Leader Refineries and Packaging

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.


Job location: globally open. Preferred locations are Europe – Schiphol, Amsterdam or US – Minneapolis.

Travel: 40%

This position will be responsible for the strategic/tactical oversight of Reliability Excellence (RE) governance and plant asset for all GEOS (Global Edible Oils Solutions) region.

Activities include development, alignment, and implementation of RE programs for the region in line with the GEOS Group RE strategy, operational/maintenance effectiveness and continuous improvement.

Major tasks:

20% Reliability Excellence governance

  • Responsible for developing, aligning, deploying and executing group wide reliability excellence vision and strategy;

  • Leads and executes the deployment of leading RE practices, tools and processes for the region to improve capacity utilization and quality standards realized through reliable/efficient operations;

  • Directly leads group/regional effort through group/regional leadership and group/regional deployment teams to drive tactical strategic execution of continuous improvement processes and procedures.

40% Operational/maintenance effectiveness and continuous improvement, prevent, maintain & repair

  • Partners with Group/Region Functional Operational Leadership and Plant Management to develop approaches for meeting efficiency standards, recommend process improvements and develop business case for improved operational effectiveness methods and leading practices;

  • Identifies gaps, opportunities and proposes solutions to address customer needs and to support businesses medium/short-term strategic fit;

  • Directly oversees Group/Region level execution of integrated RE processes by establishing continuous improvement practices and methodology (PISW, Kaizen SMED, RCM);

  • Implements, monitors and maintains asset health strategy, stabilization and operator care / Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) strategies for Group/Region;

  • Sets Group/Region targets and goals to assess RE program business impact, and to track performance.

15% Project planning, contractor/vendor management

  • Influences and monitors asset reliability policies into capital Project Delivery Processes (PDP) for Group/Region. Manages risk, issues and remove barriers to ensure completion of Reliability Deliverables milestones within budget;

  • Directly oversees execution activities required for senior Group/Region/Sites stakeholder/project team engagement, organizational readiness, and stakeholder management.

15% Best practices application, training and support

  • Utilizes broad and deep business knowledge of RE principles and practices to partner with Group/Region Operational/Functional/Business/Site leadership to develop and execute RE best practices philosophy, application and training methodologies;

  • Actively pursues and reinforces continuing education around leading RE practices and governs its application across Group/Region.

10% People and budget management

  • Indirectly accountable for performance management, talent development, succession planning and engagement for Group/Region RE team and indirectly oversees maintenance and reliability personnel.



  • Advanced Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience;

  • 15 years operational, engineering, and maintenance experience;

  • Effective leadership capabilities and excellent communication skills;

  • Lean – Six Sigma Green/Black belt.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Maintenance and Reliability

Primary Location Region - Europe

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SCH02500