Cargill Regional Trading Applications Manager in Singapore, Singapore
Regional Trading Applications 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 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 APAC Trading Applications Manager is accountable for leading and providing direction to managers, professionals and indirect staff related to Cargill Trading technology in APAC. This position is accountable to oversee all activities related to trading IT, including regional strategy and architecture, project delivery and application support.
The position requires a strong leader who can partner effectively with all levels of the Global IT Function, with a fast paced and dynamic business and with other internal and third-party partners. As a result the position will require expertise in both physical and financial trading and will require the ability to link a complex and rapidly evolving business to the right technologies. This position will report into the APAC Business Applications Lead and have close alignment with the Global Trading Portfolio Lead for architecture alignment, strategy alignment and governance.
Cargill, a world leader in commodities trading has prioritized trading and digitization as key focus areas in its business strategy. As such there is a strong desire to invest in the right technologies to win in the market place. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in that transformation.
Additionally, this position is a member of the regional applications team for the region, and as such, provides input to the strategies for the delivery of regional applications
Application Leadership (30%)
Develop and manage regional Trading technology investments and budgets in alignment with Global IT portfolio strategy
Champion, lead, and align activites to enable regional Trading applications strategy and initiatives
Regularly communicate with all key stakeholders (e.g. Global IT Portfolio Lead, project sponsors, BU/function, team members)
Provide leadership and industry expertise to help define and build the strategy for the regional trading application portfolio. In alignment with the Global Portfolio, establish and maintain a roadmap that supports business processes and strategy.
Provide resource management leadership to ensure team is agile and focused on the right priorities and completion of work. Manage supply and knowledge of resources to match agreed demand resulting in timely execution and effective resource utilization.
Ensure that necessary governance & control processes are implemented & maintained to help prioritize investments for these applications.
Participate in regional and Global Portfolio governance teams and processes to regularly prirotize portfolio of projects and changes
Create, develop, implement IT strategies within the scope of this role to enable business strategies
Accountable to ensure input to the strategy and technical planning of system / application technology in accordance with internal and external software and security standards
Partners with the portfolio teams to develop the solution strategy for application portfolios to meet portfolio strategy requirements
Forecast capacity and knowledge needed across all technology platforms to deliver upon the portfolio in the region
Participate in the determination of delivery models and strategic partnerships required to meet demand
Provide input to the baseline cost structure and performance metrics, and needed actions to decrease costs and improve efficiency
End to End Service Delivery & Support (25%)
Ensure successful execution of projects, enhancements, upgrades as part of the end to end services and applications in the Trading portfolio
Ensure deliveries are on time, on budget and with planned benefits captured
Develop strategic resource and delivery plans to satisfy long term view of demand in alignment with Global IT Portfolio Delivery Strategy. Optimize the delivery model as appropriate and in alignment with the Global Delivery Strategy.
For opportunities or projects, help confirm the opportunity with high level estimates of the effort required and help confirm the business case
Work closely with all the stakeholders to maximize the value of investments in the data and technology areas
Accountable for team compliance with Global IT processes and data standards
Ensure application owners are appropriately developing and managing application roadmaps in alignment with the Portfolio strategy
Lead and collaborate with Application and Service Owners to develop & use KPI’s, metrics & scorecard measurements to drive continuous improvement process & operational leadership.
Relationship and Service Management (25%)
Build and maintain effective relationships with both internal (CBS, Middleware, Infrastructure, etc) and external IT service providers, manage the service levels.
Partner with Global IT resources to monitor project & service performance, capture existing status of budget/delivery, facilitate the planning & execution of changes
Ensure that necessary governance & control processes are implemented & maintained to help prioritize investments for these applications
Ensures processes and tools are executed and implemented consistently in alignment with end to end service delivery. Play the primary contact for the portfolio for implementation of application support processes (incident, change, release, problem, service management).
Apply an extensive understanding of the capability in determining best practices and recommendations on how to improve current practices across the team regionally
Assess the relative impact of IT industry trends to current and future capability needs and ensure they are appropriately assimilated into improvement initiatives
People Leadership (20%)
Accountable for developing strong leaders and a diverse team through multiple approaches to attract and retain talent
Oversees general workforce administration policies and programs in the areas of communication, staffing, training, evaluations, disciplinary actions and safety
Develops planning for future workforce needs and participates in the selection of employees
Leads and implements systems and processes to maintain a highly engaged team across the region
Deliver timely and effective performance feedback
Coach employees in career/performance development
Execute employee management processes (including staffing decisions, coaching, development plans, performance evaluations)
Establish & lead a culture of engagement in which team members develop & apply their talents while enabling work/life choice
Act as a guide and leder to the team regionally, including developing and mentoring employees to ensure Cargill has the key competencies required to meet information technology needs
Accountable for work execution and deliverable quality of team members
Evaluate resource levels and take needed actions
Set performance targets and evaluate/enforce performance against target
Support, encourage and facilitate collaboration and communication between teams
Demonstrate and reinforce Cargill’s Guiding Principles and Cargill Leadership Model Attributes
Education, Experience, Skills
Bachelor’s degree in information technology or business, or equivalent experience
Proven track record of successfully leading in similar roles
10 years relevant business or IT leadership experience in solution and service delivery roles
7 years experience successfully leading teams to high performance including developing, coaching and motivating employees
Knowledge and experience in the Trading environments
Experience working in or working with Trading systems and trading environments
Demonstrated success in delivering medium to large scale projects, capturing planned benefits and delivering on-time and on-budget
Demonstrated success in managing a significant budget with demonstrated measures of returns on investments
Proven track record of anticipating emerging issues, problem solving & implementing new solutions, including improving efficiency, quality, cost, and productivity
Strong written and verbal communication skills at all levels of the organization, including the ability to communicate technical and business information to both technical and non-technical audiences
Demonstrated conflict management, influencing, negotiation and consulting skills
Effectively manage / lead organizational change and achieve desired results
Ability to successfully manage ambiguous situations and multiple priorities within a service environment
Demonstrated commitment to uphold internal controls
Transformational Leadership skills with a deep understanding and practical application of Cargill’s change framework that will enable the continued transition of activities in alignment with our CBS strategy
Masters Degree in IT, Business or related field
Experience of delivering CTRM projects and other trading systems
Successfully managing IT projects being implemented/rolled-out over a large number of locations
Proven track record of translating requirements into process, data and technological models and specifications
Experience with 3rd party service providers and offshore delivery models
Effectively manage / lead organizational change and achieve desired results
Demonstrated strong business partnering
Other Relevant Information
- 20% travel
Job Information Technology
Primary Location Singapore-Singapore-Singapore
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: SIN01584