Cargill Talent & Performance COE Specialist in Wayzata, Minnesota

Talent & Performance COE Specialist

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

The Talent & Performance COE Specialist is critical to the way in which the Talent & Performance COE Leads provide a global perspective on talent and practice expertise to HR and Enterprise/Function Leaders. They will support the Talent & Performance COE Leads across the scope of the practices in the COE (acquisition, assessment, talent management, learning, development, performance management, etc.)

This position will partner with the Enterprise/Function T&P COE Leads to ensure Enterprise and Function strategies are connected to the global Talent Strategy and the appropriate metrics in place to measure the impact on the business. The position will help to execute and continuously improve Cargill’s Talent & Performance practices. With strong conceptual skills and execution orientation, the incumbent will be successful by making connections and leveraging the interdependencies across the HR COEs, Global HR Solutions and Business HR.

Principal Accountabilities

50% - Enterprise/Function Talent & Organization Strategy Development and Solution Design

  • Provides a consolidated view of Enterprise/Function Talent Strategies to ensure effective management of talent across the organization, including talent acquisition, change management, engagement and retention

  • Provides knowledge and insights to Enterprise/Function Talent & Performance COE Leads and Talent & Performance COE Practice Leads to support the development of Enterprise/Group/Function/Sub-Function talent and organization strategies

  • Partners with the Enterprise/Function T&P COE Leads on talent and organization solution design (e.g. design of talent-focused leadership meetings, design of development experiences for executive talent management population, etc.)

  • Ensures tactical alignment of Group/Sub-Function talent and organization strategies with Enterprise/Function strategies

  • Supports the delivery of the executive talent management processes

  • Drives various day to day actions supporting the talent and organization commitments as defined by the talent and organization strategies.

30% - Enterprise/Function Talent & Performance Design, Deployment and Continuous Improvement

Connection and leverage point across Enterprises, Functions, Regions and the T&P COE to enable business and geographically-relevant T&P COE Solutions

  • Is involved in design and continuous improvement of T&P COE practice areas

  • In partnership with the Enterprise/Function Talent & Performance COE Lead, drives actions where the COE is responsible for process activities (e.g. audience identification, program nominations)

  • Advises the Talent & Performance COE Practice Leads on the business-relevance and practice experience to ensure talent and performance solutions are driving the intended outcomes.

  • Role models data driven insights by working directly with Human Capital Analytics on issue identification and research and analytics design (internal and external)

  • Supports the diagnosis and solution design of region-specific talent and organization issues in partnership with Enterprise/Function Talent & Performance COE Leads.

20% - Reporting Tools and Performance Standards / Metrics across the COE

  • Monitors global Talent Tools (i.e. Success Factors) for consistent application and use

  • Provides ongoing reporting and insights of key talent processes globally (i.e. talent moves, open positions, succession gaps) in partnership with HCA

  • Maintains global talent segment lists for communications, program nominations and reporting

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Accredited University degree in Human Resources, Business or related field

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in human resources.

  • Knowledge/Exposure in at least one of the following practice areas: Talent Management & Acquisition; Learning & Development; Organization Design, Change & Culture; Inclusion & Diversity; Human Capital Analytics.

  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

Success Factors:

  • Results oriented.

  • Ability to stand alone/challenge status quo, as well as engage in candid discussion/debate.

  • Proven collaboration ability and team player

  • Strong business acumen and client focused; proven track record in supporting business stakeholder needs and corporate requirements into effective products, services or solutions

  • Demonstrated cultural competence; demonstrated track record of promoting an inclusive environment.

  • Demonstrated track record in execution capability such as taking initiative, working independently and handling multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Demonstrated experience in an environment that emphasizes client-focus, collaboration and interdependence.

  • Skilled with analytics to translate information into key insights.


  • Bilingual English and any additional language.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Human Resources

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06409