Cargill Senior R&D Manager in Shanghai, China

Senior R&D Manager

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 Purpose

Drives innovation and new product development for large key account. Develops business consumer-centric innovation capability through customer partnerships, supplier partnerships, global connectivity, and innovation center application. 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. Facilitates the collaboration and transfer of best practices and knowledge from within the global house of Cargill and external partners.

Principal Accountabilities

50%Drives strategic and tactical plans for key account research development / innovation team; creating customer and company value. Provides team and technical leadership

30%Project oversight, management, and implementation to customer projects. Engages relevant internal, partner, and global resources, as required

20%Participates and potentially leads various initiatives, as assigned


Essential Functions/Requirements

  • Team, technical, and project leadership experience.

  • 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 capabilities.

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

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

Education, Experience,Skills

Required Qualifications

University degree in Technology, Engineering or related discipline

  • Related food technical experience of 10 years

  • Proven cooperation of sales and / or marketing experience 5 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

  • Related work experience of 10 years

University Degree

R&D, technical, food science

Fluency in English

Job Research and Development

Primary Location China-Shanghai

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SHA00861