Cargill Environmental & Sustainability Lead in Hopkins, Minnesota
Environmental & Sustainability Lead
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.
The Environmental & Sustainability Lead ensures Salt Group compliance with all applicable environmental practices and standards. Using an in-depth understanding of environmental & sustainability regulations and processes, they create a strategy for Environmental & Sustainability aligned with the overall Business Operations and Supply Chain (BOSC) vision, and work with internal and external resources to ensure compliance with standards held by the Salt Group, Cargill, Inc. and legal entities. The Environmental & Sustainability Lead will collaborate with Salt Group leaders to communicate strategy and ensure awareness and understanding of expectations and industry best practices. This position plays a critical role in Cargill working to eliminate non-compliance incidents and build a strong sustainability brand for the Salt Group.
This position may be located in our Hopkins, MN office, near a Cargill facility, or remote work arrangement may also be considered.
20% Strategy & Vision:
Leads and develops the Environmental & Sustainability vision, goals, and long-term strategic direction with the BOSC Leader and other corporate resources
Provides advice and counsel on environmental and sustainability issues to BOSC Leader and other Salt group leadership
Ensures the Salt Group’s environmental compliance through strategic planning, regulatory knowledge and negotiations as warranted
Promotes environmental and sustainability best practices and ensures alignment across functions
60% Operational Performance Execution:
Remains current with environmental legislation, directives and new regulatory information relevant to the Salt business.
Coordinates with corporate EHS leaders to develop an environmental risk management strategy and ensure implementation across Salt Group plants and mines
Works with government, public, corporate, and regulatory agencies to ensure standards lead to environmental compliance / competitive advantage
Sets direction for the development, standardization, and successful implementation of all environmental programs across locations. Ensures governance and audits identify risk, provide for corrective action, and prevent organizational drift.
Ensures documentation of environmental impacts to the business - deploys teams to support hazard clean-up and risk elimination activities
Identify potential external pressures impacting environmental and sustainability goals
Ensures compliance and adherance to the Salt Group, Cargill, Inc. and legal standards
Participates in professional and internal organizations that align with Salt Group environmental and sustainability goals
Negotiates approvals and permits with regulatory agencies to maintain Salt Group compliance
Build sustainability practices that create a competitive business advantage in the industry and / or creates brand value for Cargill Salt / Cargill Inc.
Drive continuous improvement in practices and approaches that serve to eliminate or significantly reduce risk
Coordinates with the BOSC Leader to ensure all of the Salt Group’s EHS communications needs are being met
Partner with commercial teams to ensure customer sutainability objectives are met and that benefits and value are captured for the Salt Group’s customers.
Ensure coordination/knowledge sharing with other Cargill businesses and the BOSC sustainability hub.
20% People Management:
Provides employees with a work environment that is open and conducive to high performance, personal development and career growth and exemplifies the Salt Group cultural attributes
Work with direct reports to ensure robust development plans are in place and assess performance based on these plans
Provide ongoing feedback and coaching
Oversees recruitment, coaching, and development of the team, including building leadership and technical capabilities
Drives a culture that supports deliberate, data-driven performance, “blue sky” thinking, and anticipatory execution
Promotes communication, teaming, coordination, and collaboration across the Salt Group
10 years of business experience
10 years of environmental business industry experience.
Bachelor’s of Science Degree in engineering, industrial or environmental sciences
Proven track record of developing leadership and technical capabilities in others and building successors for the future
Strong multi-media perspective of environmental compliance, rulemaking procedures and environmental control technologies.
Ability to lead teams, motivate people, drive accountability and achieve results
Prior experience developing business or function strategies
Systems thinking, ability to envison end-to-end processes end and identify interdependencies
Strong interpersonal communication skills (both written and verbal)
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, meet committments and make decisions that impact business results
Demonstrated problem solving skills and attention to detail
Agility to adapt to changing business requirements and market opportunities and be an active change leader
Ability to travel up to 25%
Natural Resources/Sustainability Programs experience (Energy Efficiency, Green House Gas, Water Conservation)
OSHA/ EMSHA experience
Experience in a variety of different industries
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Job Safety/Environmental Health
Primary Location US-MN-Hopkins
Other Locations United States
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: HOP04630