Cargill Global Packaging Lead Cargill Animal Nutrition in Wayzata, Minnesota

Global Packaging Lead Cargill Animal Nutrition

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.


This positionprovides overall leadership for developing and maintaining the strategicdirection and coordinating the tactical plans for packaging across Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN). Theincumbent will be responsible for identifying and leading initiatives thatimprove performance, reduce risks, and lower costs in packaging materials whilealso driving alignment on packaging between all of the key stakeholders: CANbusinesses, Strategic Marketing and Technology (SMT), Build Operate Supply Chain (BOSC), Food Safety Quality and Regulatory (FSQR), Cargill Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (CSSP), and the Cargill Packaging COE. This includesa key role in helping manage the relationship with key packaging suppliers and leadingthe process for internal packaging transfer pricing. In addition, the incumbentwill be the owner of the global packaging specifications for CAN, will helpdevelop packaging material qualifications and validations, and will share bestpractices in packaging materials across business and Enterprise boundaries.

Principal Accountabilities

25% - Packaging Strategies

  • Define and drive packaging strategies across CAN in collaboration with all of the key stakeholders (CAN businesses, SMT, BOSC, FSQR, CSSP, and the Cargill Packaging COE) and key packaging material suppliers.

  • Developbusiness cases and communicate the opportunities to the key stake holders.

  • Supportpackaging Request for Proposals (RFPs) and contract negotiations/amendments working with the respectiveCAN business units and CSSP.

  • Playa key role in helping manage the relationship with key packaging suppliers.

  • Leadthe CAN internal transfer pricing process—includes mapping out the process andinsuring compliance.

  • Gatherand share pertinent Market Intelligence to provide leverage in packagingsourcing strategy and negotiations.

50% - Packaging Materialand Process Improvement Leadership

  • Define and build a prioritized global pipeline of packaging savings and improvement projects that drive costs out of our packaging materials and operations aligned with the agreed packaging strategies.

  • Drive implementation by leading or providing oversight of packaging improvements projects, working closely with all of the key stakeholders.

  • Use industry insights, comprehensive knowledge and in-depth technology-specific expertise and application of principles, concepts, best practices and standards to identify areas for improvement, improved techniques, tools, safety and quality standards of packaging materials and operations across CAN businesses and packaging sites.

  • Work with the businesses and site teams to determine and capture value created through packaging improvements against goals.

  • Assess the technical performance and effectiveness of improvements of CAN packaging; identify gaps and practical improvement solutions.

  • Support plant teams with troubleshooting problems related packaging to help identify causes and solutions.

10% - Knowledge Management

  • Work with CAN businesses, Operations, Manufacturing Excellence, and the Cargill Packaging COE to share/implement category best practices, processes, and procedures. (e.g. artwork management, specification management, supply chain efficiencies).

  • Work to develop a strong partnership with CSSP and drive involvement in key supplier negotiation (e.g. relationship management, contact negotiations and supply agreements).

10% - Innovation Leadership

  • Help businesses and local teams implement innovative high performance and customer focused solutions.

  • Keep abreast of packaging specific emerging technologies critical to achieving goals/targets and promised deliverables.

  • Act as a subject matter expert to provide comprehensive advice and coach CAN packaging operations teams on best practices.

5% - Performsmiscellaneous job-related duties as required (including reporting and workadministration)




  • University(BS) degree in packaging technology, engineering, or related technical degree.

  • 10 years of overall experience with a minimum of 5 years of practical experiencein a packaging related role.

  • Abilityto quickly understand complex manufacturing processes and business constraints.

  • Stronganalytical and problem solving ability

  • Provenability to create value and deliver business results.

  • Abilityto work with and influence people across various businesses, functions andorganizational levels

  • Experiencein leading and managing projects across multiple functions / businesses

  • Provenability to thrive in ambiguity and prioritize competing priorities

  • Wellorganized, detail organized and methodical

  • Abilityto travel sometimes up to 40%.


  • Advancededucation/degree specifically in operations, engineering and/or business.

  • Experienceleading Lean Six Sigma and/or other Continuous Improvement programs orinitiatives

  • Strong businessexperience and understanding of the animal nutrition space.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06740