Senior Project Manager
From frosting on birthday cakes to the fuel in your car, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America (Starches & Sweeteners NA) is a part of your life in more ways than you would imagine. Leading national brands choose Starches & Sweeteners NA to develop, manufacture, and deliver ingredients that differentiate their food and beverage products in the marketplace. In addition, Starches & Sweeteners NA unlocks the goodness of the common corn kernel to create ingredients that are used in cattle feed, plastics, food packaging and medicines. Starches & Sweeteners NA also markets its own national brands, such as Truvia?, a zero-calorie sweetener, and Sweet Bran?, a value-added cattle feed. BIOasis? is a feedstock co-location partnership program that offers over the fence product to bio-processing and biotechnology companies. Starches & Sweeteners NA employs more than 2,400 people and operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.
The Senior Project Manager plays a key role leading growth opportunities across Starch and Sweeteners North America (SSNA). Individuals in this role will be responsible for leading a portfolio of projects through all phases of the project management process to desired outcome. As a project manager this individual will be accountable for utilizing the project management execution framework to achieve the project objectives (scope, schedule, and 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, manufacturing, supply chain, HR, Finance and others as applicable to each project. Project leadership for SSNA in alignment with the enterprise and regional business plans to enable growth of the business to launch new products into the market place utilizing Cargill PDP processes and in synergy with business Project Management Office (PMO)/PRT including:
Stakeholder Partnership (internal and external) including relationship management, strong communication and influencing.
Evaluation including strong analytical ability to develop most complex business case scenarios, substantiate benefits and limitations of each option across product lines, enterprises and multiple technology groups to drive decision making.
Risk Management: ability to anticipate and effectively mitigate major risks across the project lifecycle including making key decisions and organizational awareness.
Team Leadership: build high performing multifunctional project teams.
Learning Agility: ability to learn new technical and business concepts and adapt and respond to change.
Business Knowledge: knowledge of the organization?s business model and priorities and ability to align project outcomes with business goals.
Ability to recognize when IP can provide a competitive advantage or strategic position for the business and integrate into project plans.
Provide technical leadership for the NPSS project pipeline and portfolio to enable business success.?Principal Accountabilities
70%?Project Leadership – Responsible for project team leadership in planning and execution of projects and programs, utilizing expert knowledge of Portfolio Management within a business, functional sphere of influence or across multiple disciplines. Provides project team leadership, organization, and alignment including project planning, execution and project controls using project management expertise. Manages project team, insuring adherence with schedule, scope, change management processes, key project deliverables and milestones, and budget in alignment with Business Unit (BU) strategy and product line architecture. Accountable for project results.
15%?Provide fact based analysis, creative thinking and consulting to business unit or product lines to enable identification of the highest value scenarios and perform complex business case analysis (multi-site, multi technology, globally). This may include transaction due diligence, project commercial case analysis, project management, project lead responsibilities or evaluation of potential projects for BU Portfolio.
10%?Provides coaching to team members and create an inclusive work environment that promotes innovation, growth and a high performance work team to enable success.
5%?Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.
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 externally. Skills:
Required:Bachelor?s Degree or higher in Engineering or scientific discipline.
Minimum 10 years of business experience.
Project management experience with significant complexity (i.e. multi-disciplinary or multi-location project team with greater than 10 employees, with business impact greater than $2M in value)?
Experience with development of new products and service solutions and/or projects that have built new manufacturing assets
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