Cargill Project Manager Supervisor in Latin America, United States

Project Manager Supervisor

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 155,000 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 Cargill Business Services (CBS) Project Manager Supervisor is responsible for supervisory activities for projects with up to high cost and risk, including project leadership, project planning, project execution, project control and business results.

Accountable for executing the strategy of CBS VMO in Americas for the project management team following the practices developed globally. Build and continuously develop a team to deliver projects for efforts to manage transformational initiatives, migrate work, acquisitions, in Americas.

Demonstrates expert knowledge of project management, thorough knowledge of PDP, and full understanding of portfolio management. Ensure services provided are complained with the standards/policies in place. Renovate the team through tools, techniques, technologies so it remains agile and flexible

The successful candidate will be comfortable leading diverse multifunctional teams in multiple countries. Strong influencing skills will be required for effective leadership across functions in a matrix management structure. The person in this position must need to understand the role and function of each team member to effectively coordinate team activities.

Principal Accountabilities

People Management: Develop and manage project managers capabilities

  • Responsible for people management in area of responsibility including development and engagement of project managers team.

  • Manages and provides coaching to direct reports, including coaching Cargill Guiding Principle. Schedule monthly 1:1 meeting with team members to review status project reports.

  • Ensure goals setting and performance review for project manager team in the year

  • Responsible for developing strong leaders and a more diverse workforce by seeking multiple approaches to source/attract diverse talent. Incorporates diversity in succession planning and job fulfilment.

  • Recognize and celebrate Success.

Business Results: Ensure projects are conducted in accordance with the appropriate methodology and reportedaccordingly


  • Monitoring for results and execution against work plans.

  • Accountable for successful completion of all projects and closure of all aspects of the projects with the appropriate application our PMO methodology, standards, and procedures.

  • Accountable for providing a routine status of the project managers performance, actively communicating issues and threats, and ensuring that leadership alignment is a priority.

Project Leadership: to identify, recommend and implement project management best practices across the región

  • Provides mentorship, coaching and development for team members and functional leads as appropriate.

  • Identifies, recommends and implements project management best practices across the team and collaborating with the CBS PMO team.

  • Leads periodic reviews utilizing expert knowledge of Cargill PDP Process.

Project Manager Liaison: Understand and apply in day-to-day projects our VMO practices and guidelines.

  • Leads Project Management Supervision in Americas following VMO Practices.

  • Identify appropriate resources for different requests.

  • Ongoing communication of project deliverables and progress with PMO Leads, VMO practices Functions and Operations.

Project Manager Best Practices: Document potential improvements and best practices for project managers.

  • Capture lessons learned.

  • Communicate those within the PMO and across all the regions


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Project Management

  • Experience leading multifunctional teams

  • Demonstrated success working independently in a remote, global environment

  • Fundamental training in Project Management

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and establish process and structure

  • Fluent in English, Spanish

  • Manage transformational / improvement projects.

  • Other requirements: Travel 20%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent

  • Advanced degree (Masters, MBA, or PhD)

  • Experience leading successful shared service migration projects

  • Strong leadership capabilities with experience in building effective teams of domain experts and professionals.

  • Experience in influencing and managing cross-functional teams with indirect reporting lines.

  • Strong financial knowledge and practical business acumen.

  • Track record of positively and effectively leading people through change

  • Portuguese is a plus

  • Green Belt / Black Belt Six Sigma is a plus

Job Process Optimization/Project Management

Primary Location Region - Latin America

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: REG01814