Global Packaging Lead Cargill Animal Nutrition


This position
provides overall leadership for developing and maintaining the strategic
direction and coordinating the tactical plans for packaging across Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN). The
incumbent will be responsible for identifying and leading initiatives that
improve performance, reduce risks, and lower costs in packaging materials while
also driving alignment on packaging between all of the key stakeholders: CAN
businesses, 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 includes
a key role in helping manage the relationship with key packaging suppliers and leading
the process for internal packaging transfer pricing. In addition, the incumbent
will be the owner of the global packaging specifications for CAN, will help
develop packaging material qualifications and validations, and will share best
practices in packaging materials across business and Enterprise boundaries.Principal Accountabilities25% - 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.
  • Develop
    business cases and communicate the opportunities to the key stake holders.
  • Support
    packaging Request for Proposals (RFPs) and contract negotiations/amendments working with the respective
    CAN business units and CSSP.
  • Play
    a key role in helping manage the relationship with key packaging suppliers.
  • Lead
    the CAN internal transfer pricing process includes mapping out the process and
    insuring compliance.
  • Gather
    and share pertinent Market Intelligence to provide leverage in packaging
    sourcing strategy and negotiations.

50% - Packaging Material
and 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
  • 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% - Performs
miscellaneous job-related duties as required (including reporting and work


  • University
    (BS) degree in packaging technology, engineering, or related technical degree.
  • 10+
    years of overall experience with a minimum of 5 years of practical experience
    in a packaging related role.
  • Ability
    to quickly understand complex manufacturing processes and business constraints.
  • Strong
    analytical and problem solving ability
  • Proven
    ability to create value and deliver business results.
  • Ability
    to work with and influence people across various businesses, functions and
    organizational levels
  • Experience
    in leading and managing projects across multiple functions / businesses
  • Proven
    ability to thrive in ambiguity and prioritize competing priorities
  • Well
    organized, detail organized and methodical
  • Ability
    to travel sometimes up to 40%.
  • Advanced
    education/degree specifically in operations, engineering and/or business.
  • Experience
    leading Lean Six Sigma and/or other Continuous Improvement programs or
  • Strong business
    experience and understanding of the animal nutrition space.

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