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Project Manager Commercial

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Job ID 278576 Date posted 11/15/2023 Location : Mechelen, Belgium | Schiphol, Netherlands

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Project Manager Commercial will have a dual responsibility: on the one hand managing & coordinating the Commercial TMO portfolio; on the other hand managing PMO projects from ideation through to completion. As PMO project manager you will be coordinating people and processes to ensure that your projects are delivered on time and produce the desired results.  This role can be based from any Cargill location in Western Europe.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage portfolio of commercial projects: acts as change agent and coach towards execution and timely delivery
  • Run monthly Integrated Business Planning STEP 1 pre-meetings per Product line / Category
  • Adopt Cargill’s Clarizen standards & gated Project Delivery Process (PDP) to coordinate and deliver projects in the portfolio and ensure consistent and effective execution
  • Organize, lead and motivate your project team. Select the right resources, provide relevant subject matter expertise & assign individual responsibilities
  • Set clear scope, goals and objectives for your project or phase
  • Develop project schedule and carry out planning in line with needs of your internal & external clients 
  • Together with key stakeholders plan, estimate, budget and control costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget 
  • Ensure proper documentation of your project throughout the entire PDP process (from creation to long term archiving)
  • Identify, control and eliminate risks and resolve obstacles to ensure timely delivery of project and on budget
  • Monitor and report regularly to management on the status of projects including cost, timing and staffing (minimally at Gate reviews of PDP process)
  • Close the project - this includes evaluating successes and challenges to enhance learning for your next project

  • Develop reports and tools to support governance and decision making
  • Training coordinator for Clarizen
  • Clarizen expert, accountable for data integrity procedures and compliance
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s  degree in a related field
  • Advanced experience with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of business intelligence or visualization tools (Power BI = strong asset)
  • Experience with program & process methodologies
  • Experience in using project management software such as Clarizen
  • Experience in a manufacturing/operational environment, preferably food industry or FMCG
  • Strong customer focus mindset
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills (verbal, written & visual)
  • Ability to adapt to changes in priorities, scope & working environment
  • Fluent in English – French is an asset
  • Up to 50% mobility 
  • Teamwork

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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