Process Optimization Lead – Plant Operations
Position PurposeThis position is responsible for the ongoing optimization and continuous improvement in the Operations area (Plant Operations, FSQR, Warehousing) within Cargill Texturizing Solutions, much of which is enabled by the SAP solution. The primary focus is on leading value realization projects and process improvements, ongoing SAP and reporting enhancements in the Operations area, and future functionality projects (e.g., new SAP functionality, M&A system integration). This is done thorugh collaboration within CTS, with our value chain partner BUs (SSNA, GOSC) and with Global IT. This role will also be responsible for leading the Plant Operations area for the upcoming migration to TC2.Principal Accountabilities?50% Identify, lead, and implement optimization/continuous improvement activities in the Plant Operations area to drive value and process consistency, collaborating with subject matter experts and leadership across the business. Continous improvement activities will be defined and prioritized on an ongoing basis.20% Ensure organizational readiness and commitment to ongoing optimization, value realization acitivites, and enhancements.10% After super-users, next point of escalation for assistance related to overall SAP functionality in the Plant Operations space.5% Lead ongoing enhancements, upgrades, and deployment activities, system intergration from potential M&A activity, and organic growth projects. Ensure functionality is appropriately tested and trained. 5% Implement, maintain, and communicate metrics to track value captured through optimization initiatives and to ensure the sustainment and performance of the Plant Operations process area. Drive continuous improvement and creation/execution of action plans where metrics indicate need.5% Communicate frequently with leadership to inform on project status, align on resource needs, and prioritize projects.5% Other responsibilities as identified.Prefer this role to be located in Minneapolis.If selected for an interview, you will be required to submit signed copies of your last two performance reviews. (A completed e-PMP is considered a signed copy.)This position is posted internally as well as externallySkills:
Required Qualifications 4-year degree?
7+ years of business experience and/or IT
Previous experience working in the Plant Operations space
Demonstrated experience leading project work and change management initiatives
Experience with SAP and/or BI reporting?
Strong analytical skills; capable of breaking down complex issues and identifying key drivers; can identify cross process upstream and downstream impacts
Proven ability to collaborate, lead, coach, facilitate, and communicate with individuals across a broad range of education, experience, and functional spectrums
Ability to travel up to 30% of timePreferred Qualifications Experience working in a Cargill SAP instance (TC1, TC2, TC3)
Demonstrated experience leading project work in large scale projects?
Lean Six Sigma certified
Project management experience
Knowledge of CTS value chain and work processes?
Very strong ability and appetite to learn and apply new concepts