Cargill Value COE Commercial Process Advisor in Schiphol, Netherlands
Value COE Commercial Process Advisor
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.
Position Purpose & Summary
The Value COE Commercial Process Advisor organization will work closely with business partners and internal teams, providing technical expertise and insight to execute and possibly lead highly complex process, data and technology solutions. Successful candidates are also recognized as subject matter expert in a field or system/process area relevant to the organization . This role will also provide expertise and insight to execute and lead highly complex process, data, and technology solutions and requires experience in managing relationships effectively across all levels, both internally and externally, lead others and/or projects, and drive results by determining project objectives and approaches Proven change management capabilities are integral to all areas of the activities in this space. Candidates are required to proactively raise issues and collaborate with appropriate resources around controls to identify and resolve highly complex problems using innovation, provide process expertise, governance and take challenging decisions across extremely complex, varied tasks where problems are vaguely defined and of strategic nature. Activities will include business process management, data process, process metrics, continuous improvement to help the Businesses/Functions achieve the business value from SAP and other investments in technology-enabled transformations.
45% Business Readiness
Current State Assessment - Assess Business Unit/Function current state capabilities across process, data, technology and reporting. Ensure that the current state work can effectively translate into requirements that the SAP deployment teams will require in Advanced Deployment phase of an SAP implementation project
Assist BU in understanding end state process and data requirements and developing a business readiness plan to further mature their capabilities to required levels for entry into a technology deployment project, with particular emphasis on SAP.
Identify, lead and champion change management, communication, and training needs.
Provide ongoing coaching and guidance throughout the development and execution of the business readiness program. Assist in on-going assessments to ensure BU action plan is preparing them to levels required to meet project entry criteria for SAP and other technology deployments.
Provide feedback and support to Enterprise Process Owners and Managers to continue to mature our business readiness materials and approach to improve effectiveness of the program
45% - Continuous Improvement Work
Collaborate with CoE colleagues and BU super users to conduct period health assessments.
Leverage assessment model to assist BU in identification and development of a continuous improvement project portfolio to ensure process. Engage and influence business sponsors and users and contribute value to their targeted business outcomes. Indirectly and at times directly influence objectives and goals for a business unit or geography.
Collaborate, lead and champion change with key internal and external senior stakeholders, peers, and senior leadership members to ensure complex solutions are implemented successfully.
Lead, guide, explain, clarify, and negotiate solution options and influence business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture. Persuade stakeholders to accept new ideas, approaches, techniques, and standards as required.
Identify opportunities to connect BU clients with other businesses, functions or external companies to drive best practices and share knowledge across Cargill.
Enable the business processes in alignment with the BU strategies and integrated roadmap that maximize value capture.
Work within our BUs and Functions to assess our current use of ERP solutions and one or more process areas. Provide expertise and identification/execution of continuous improvement activities to achieve our end state goals and value from our investment in ERP.
Provide support and consultation to BUs working thru continuous improvement opportunities with a goal of capturing value realization targets
Provide content leadership in the Data sapce to ensure appropriate localization design decisions are consistent across BU’s/Functions, change management is incorporated, and appropriate controls/governance are implemented
10% - Other Project Delivery Responsibilities (may include some or all of the following)
Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones and objectives set by the business unit or function within one or more countries.
Prepare high and detailed level estimations of effort in order to achieve a preferred solution
Provide subject matter expertise in one or more system or applications.
Lead and mentor less experienced staff.
Lead functional teams or projects as required.
Work across process and technology teams to identify and resolve highly complex and ambiguous issues where answers are not readily apparent and manage inter-dependencies between integration points.
Serve as a Data liaison with the BU’s/Functions and the broader Global IT and Shared Services functions
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
7 years of business experience or related IT experience on medium to large scale projects
SAP Data Experience
Experience working in continuous and process improvement projects
Subject matter expert in one or more of the following process areas: PRTP,
SCP, CAS- Commodity handling and Contract /Sales order management,
Finance and Master data
Established and respected as a thought leader in the Data Process area – including familiartity with Data Architecture and tools (MDG, InfoSteward, Winshuttle, etc.) with demonstrated ability to understand and use data technology.
Extensive knowledge in the Big 3 in Data – Material, Customer and Vendor Master
Demonstrated consulting skills to assess areas of opportunity and influence clients to adopt improvement plans
Demonstrated ability to identify and build partnerships with key contacts in Global IT, Functions, Businesses, and other CoEs - influencing and leading others at all levels of the organization
Ability to provide breakthrough insights on business process and data improvement resulting in quantifiable process improvement and financial benefit to the organization
Experienced working with ambiguity and a fast paced and changing environment
Proven conflict resolution skills
Strong problem solving/decision-making skills
Demonstrated ability to utilize Project Management tools and practices in a daily setting
Strong written, verbal, and facilitation skills and the ability to communicate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people
Established skills in identifying needs, developing and applying strategies to address change management issues
Ability to travel up to 30%,
Data Management expertise – experience working in Data design, process services capacity
Reporting, Analytics & Information experience
Ability to apply Data to process integration
Masters Degree in IT, Business, or other related field
Prior SAP deployment experience
Experience working in a business role including mergers and acquisitions
Experience working with leveraged resources
Lean, Six Sigma
Job Information Technology
Primary Location Netherlands-NH-Schiphol
Other Locations Belgium-VAN-Mechelen, Poland-MZ-Warsaw
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: SCH02258