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 160,000 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 E2E project manager plays a key role leading growth opportunities for CSST (Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers) Europe .
Individuals in this role will be responsible for leading a portfolio of low and medium rigor projects through all phases of the PDP process.
As an E2E project manager this individual will be accountable for utilizing the project management execution framework to achieve the project objectives (scope, schedule, cost).
This position leads the development of project scope, schedule, budget, operating / commercial financials (including commitment preparation), staffing plan, and project execution plan including engagement and alignment of multifunctional teams across the organization including commercial, regulatory, R&D, manufacturing, supply chain and others as applicable to each project.
Location : Mechelen preferred. European locations possible. Travel expected around 30% of the time. Principal Accountabilities
80% Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
Full project life cycle ownership : successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously.
Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities.
Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.
Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes.
Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings.
Participate and / or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders.
Keep track of procurement activities through the project life cycle to ensure the allocated fund targets are not exceeded.
Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues.
Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards, if not flag early enough for resolution and escalate adequately.
15% Provide fact based analysis, creative thinking and business case analysis to business or segments to enable dentification of the highest value scenarios and perform complex business case analysis (multi-site, multi technology, globally).
5% Perform Miscellaneous job duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline and 8 years industrial experience or Advanced degree and 5 years.
Experience in managing low and medium rigor build, product / service / solution development projects.
Ability to lead multifunctional teams to achieve business results in ambiguous and challenging work situations..
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate through written, verbal and presentation skills with multiple levels of Cargill and customer organizations.
Ability to build wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organization and maintain relationships to enable project and business success.
Demonstrated ability to understand and navigate complex technical, operational, engineering, and business activities.
Capability to lead through influence for peers and multiple levels of business stakeholders to gain clear alignment.
Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities in alignment with business goals.
Min 2 years experience as Project Manager or Functional Leader within growth and strategic projects.
Experience with and / or knowledge of PPM, PDP, DNPSS and Build processes for full rigor projects. Facilitation of project workshops is a plus.
Experience with project controls tools such as MyPPM Clarizen, MS Project, Budget tracking tools and change management processes.
Min 5 years Cross-functional career experience in different functions (sales, marketing, operations, supply chain, R&D).
Process Optimization / Project Management