Cargill Health and Safety Manager in Wayzata, Minnesota

Health and Safety 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.


Position Purpose

Cargill is committed to deploying a health and safety strategy that will achieve Cargill’s goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries. Ensuring compliance and deployment of effective policies and standards is critical to achieve that goal. This position is responsible for applying expert knowledge of health and safety practices and standards to develop programs and processes that support execution of Cargill’s health and safety strategy, ensure compliance with regulatory and Cargill standards and drive continuous improvement of health and safety performance and results.

Principal Accountabilities

30% Ensure Compliance and Continuously Improving Cargill Health and Safety Results:

Monitors and anticipates impact of key regulatory initiatives as well as science and external stakeholder positioning. Leads and coordinates business embedded and/or external resources to define appropriate responses and the necessary actions to address these impacts and ensure compliance. Applies expert knowledge to conduct compliance reviews and analyzes audit results to confirm that corporate, business and government standards are met. Provides leadership to ensure appropriate follow-up actions are implemented. Participates and leads internal EHS audits as assigned.

30% Lead Cargill Motor Vehicle Safety/Safe Driver Program:

Leads the development of programs and processes to execute Cargill Motor Vehicle Safety/Safe Driver Strategy. Using expert knowledge designs and delivers training and technology solutions designed to improve motor vehicle safety. Benchmarks internally and externally to identify best practice consistent and in support of Cargill strategy. Develops and implements performance metrics to measure program success and allow external benchmarking.

30% Health and Safety Program Development:

Leads the development of processes to execute Corporate EHS strategies by leading teams of embedded talent and/or external resources to develop, deploy, maintain and continuously improve effective and globally-relevant health and safety programs and design and deliver complex training solutions. (e.g. management systems, safety leadership training, LIFEsaver programs, EHS leader competency, human and organizational performance, contractor safety, off-the-job safety).

10% System Support and Continuous Improvement/Sustaining Mechanisms:

Independently analyzes Cargill EHS management systems, processes and events to identify trends, isolate root causes and provide leadership to ensure that appropriate follow-up actions are being implemented to drive continuous improvement. Activity reviews efficiency and performance of Cargill EHS enterprise software applications and in collaboration with CEHS team implements necessary improvement to drive value and positively impact Cargill health and safety results.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • 4-year Degree preferably Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Health and Safety, Engineering)

  • 12 years experience in operations, health and safety or environment health and safety consulting with 10 years’ experience developing and implementing health and safety policies and standards.

  • EHS Compliance and auditing experience

  • Ability to communicate, present to and influence all levels of the organization

  • Ability to lead and manage multiple issues, projects simultaneously

  • High self-initiative, setting own goals and execution.

  • Motivations and ability to execute projects/tasks in a timely manner, strong prioritization and time management skills

  • Willingness to travel 35% including internationally

  • Ability to execute work with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skill

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or degree in Health and Safety, or related technical field

  • Certified Safety Professional/Certified Industrial Hygienist.

  • Both plant level and multiple site, business unit and/or corporate experience

  • EHS management system deployment experience.

  • Experience in developing and/or executing Driver/Vehicle Safety programs

  • Demonstrated skills at managing and leading complex and ambiguous situations

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group discussion and meetings.

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and mediate conflict; ability to develop solutions that all parties feel are equitable.

  • Strong change management skills and demonstrated experience implementing change on a large scale

  • Experience working in a global / multi-geography environment and an understanding of the complexities it presents

  • Experience in driving or participating in organizational culture change/shift.

  • International experience

  • Fluency in Spanish or other growth area languages

Other relevant information

  • This position is global role and will interact with and gain visibility with all enterprises and multiple functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Safety/Environmental Health

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06395