Cargill Portfolio Solution Owner - Operations Supply Chain in Hopkins, Minnesota

Portfolio Solution Owner - Operations Supply Chain

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.


Position Overview:

This position is accountable for the global strategy, delivery and operations across the Operations Supply Chain (OSC) Deliver portfolio within Global IT.The Deliver portfolio is accountable for supporting the Transportation and Logistics Team with technology solutions that enable their technology.

Key accountabilities will be to drive collaboration across business partners, global IT delivery leaders, function leaders and enterprise process owners/managers to reach key decisions on portfolio priorities, deliver technical and delivery roadmaps to meet the business needs, set value targets and measure outcomes for value realization.

This position will be accountable for overall budget oversight/roll-up across the global and regional OSC Deliver portfolio components. It will also be the IT Delivery Sponsor for all global Deliver initiatives in the portfolio. This includes ensuring proper governance and key stakeholders are engaged, providing overall delivery oversight of scoping and delivery work and acting as a quality partner to ensure delivery excellence.

You will be responsible for building, sustaining and enhancing the solution capabilities. This includes but not limited to: driving application standardization and differentiation where appropriate, achieving buy-in for innovation/transformation investments, bringing the outside in and consulting with our function leaders to develop meaningful business KPIs and dual strategies. This position will work closely with other application portfolio owners (e.g. Region, ERP - SAP, ) to drive overall strategy alignment between global and region specific portfolios year over year.

This position will be responsible for setting and executing the strategic vision of the Global OSC Deliver portfolio team, ensuring the global team (direct/indirect) is delivering on its promises to the business, and creating a high performing environment across Cargill and partners.

Principal Accountabilities:

45% - Manage Portfolio Delivery & Operations:

  • Provide strategic leadership for the global applications and ecosystems for delivery end-to-end (program/project & operations)

  • Accountable for the long term global strategy for the portfolio

  • Delivery IT Sponsor and oversight for global program/project delivery. Ensure proper governance, delivery shaping and execution across program/projects aligned to portfolio.

  • Lead culture of discipline and compliance and ensure adherence to a global standard process & methods

  • Partner with Transportation and Logistics team and the Value COE/MADJV to incorporate technology readiness activities into key program initiatives and post delivery to aid in running their business.

  • Maintain awareness of application risks and opportunities for expansion and improvement. Seeks out and recommends improvements which enhance capability, performance, and minimize costs.

  • Provide recommendations for advancing applications across the globe ensuring high user acceptance. and adoption, regulatory compliance, and alignment with business and function strategies.

20% - Responsible for external parties service contracts and OLAs with the business/functions:

  • Oversee transition and stabilization across partner ecosystem – business and operational readiness

  • Ensure that the partner providers perform to the requirements documented in the contract in alignment with expectations of the business.

  • Ensure consistent processes in line with the CTL governance model.

10% - Business Results, Metrics, Scorecards and Reporting:

  • Define expectations for program/project delivery score carding with PMO teams and key stakeholders including BPs for executive engagement. Ensure quality gates/reviews.

  • Maintain metrics of business/operational performance and evaluates trends. Prepares and executes plans to improve operational support, addressing concerns and needs with high performance solutions.

  • Leads and facilitates portfolio performance and function/enterprise reviews.

25% - People and Budget Management:

  • Administer/oversees general workforce administration policies and programs in the areas of communications, staffing, training, evaluations, disciplinary actions and safety.

  • Accountable for performance management, talent development, succession planning and engagement and through subordinate managers.

  • Develop planning for future workforce needs in direct control and participates in the selection of employees. Manages to outcomes across needs in ecosystem (region/partners/value enablers)



  • College degree or certification

  • 10 years of IT and business / industry work experience

  • 5 years of people management experience managing a distributed team

  • 5 years experience working on application strategy and delivery related to Transportation & Logistics

  • Experience working in a global, matrixed, and leveraged organization

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Success Attributes:

  • Demonstrated ability to Deliver Results (Quality & Benefits),

  • Demonstrated experience owning and negotiating SLAs/KPIs

  • Demonstrated experience managing cost/quality/schedule controls

  • Demonstrated experience in multiple areas of operations e.g. Break-fix, Service Requests, Lifecycle)

  • Demonstrated leadership skills; ability to lead global teams

  • Experience managing for ITIL processes

  • Experience anticipating emerging issues, problem solving and implementing new business solutions across process data and technology

  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills interacting effectively, confidentially and appropriately with various levels management and customers

  • Ability to work across multiple groups and geographies to solve operations problems and avoid continuity risk


  • BA/BS in Business, IT, or Computer Science

  • Project management certification

  • Experience in a large Plant Operations environment

If required, relocation assistance will be provided to the successful candidate if you current reside outside of the primary location of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location US-MN-Hopkins

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: HOP04592