Skip to main content

Plant Skills Development Manager - EHS (Open to Remote)

Apply Now
Job ID 289162 Date posted 03/20/2024 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota | Minneapolis, Minnesota Category  HUMAN RESOURCES Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 157 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.


This position is based in Wayzata, Minnesota and is also open to remote in the U.S.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Plant Skills Development Manager is responsible for skills-based learning for plant employees within Cargill, focused on the plant training experiences for EHS global strategic capabilities. The role will analyze plant skill requirements in a production environment, design high impact training strategies, build internal stakeholder commitment, develop deployment roadmaps and partner collaboratively to develop, launch and govern the product implementation experience across learning programs and resources. The Plant Skills Development Manager partners closely with the Design Teams in Global Learning & Development, in addition to business stakeholders to ensure a prioritization of needs and effective deployment in function thereof. The Plant Skills EHS Product Owner plays a key part in ensuring employees and leaders across Cargill plant(s) have access to relevant and effective learning opportunities that contribute to their professional growth and enhance performance of the plant. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Create the learning product strategy and collaborate with HR (Plant) Leaders, Plant Managers and BOSC leaders to gather and prioritize the product backlog, align learning initiatives with business objectives, and ensure the learning content meets the specific needs of plant employees. Establish strong partnerships to enhance the effectiveness and relevance of the skills-based learning initiatives. Ensure alignment of learning product strategy with overall plant skills learning roadmap. 
  • Create skills-based learning experiences for plant employees that aligns with the identified skill needs. This involves a broad and innovative set of learning methods, such as instructor-led training, job aids, videos, or digital learning modules, etc. to enhance the skill development and performance of plant employees. 
  • Partner across the Learning and Development (L&D), HR Operations L&D team and business L&D team (where applicable) to ensure effective delivery of the skills-based learning experience. This includes coordinating training sessions, monitoring the effectiveness of the content delivery methods, and making necessary adjustments to improve learner engagement and outcomes. 
  • Develop evaluation mechanisms to measure the effectiveness and impact of the skills-based learning content. Collect feedback from plant employees, HR (Plant) leaders, and other stakeholders to identify additional/changing plant skills requirements, areas for improvement and make iterative enhancements to the learning materials. 
  • Leverage learning technology platforms and tools to enhance the delivery and accessibility of the skills-based learning content. Partner with the Learning Technology team to stay updated on the latest learning technologies and tools and identify opportunities to integrate them into instructional design and delivery.  
  • Continuously assess and improve the plant skills-based learning content to ensure its relevance, accuracy, and effectiveness. Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in skills development and incorporate innovative approaches into the learning materials. 
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders, including plant managers, HR (Plant) leaders, and Enterprise and BOSC leaders, to understand their requirements, gain support, and ensure the alignment of skill learning initiatives with organizational goals. Effectively communicate the value and impact of the skills-based learning content. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience in Learning & Development or Training 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field or equivalent experience 
  • Professional certification in Learning and Development  
  • Work experience in Environmental Health and Safety  
  • Professional certification in Environmental Health and Safety such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or other equivalent 
  • Experience leading strategy and managing execution of global training programs   
  • Experience working in a production environment or supporting a production-focused team 

Additional Information


The expected salary for this position is $120K-145K. This position is eligible for a discretionary incentive award. The incentive award amount is dependent upon company performance and your personal performance.


Full-Time (30+ hours) positions are eligible for a benefit package including the following (subject to certain collective bargaining agreements for Union positions): Paid time off; paid holidays; medical, vision, and dental coverage; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; disability insurance; retirement savings; employee and family assistance program (EAP)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Minnesota Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 48 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law.

Apply Now

Linkedin Job Matcher

Find where you fit in at Cargill. Log in to connect your LinkedIn profile and we’ll use your skills and experience to search the jobs that might be right for you.

Find Your Match


The Cargill Cocoa Promise is committed to securing a thriving cocoa sector for generations.

Learn More (Sustainable Coco)

& Inclusion

Our inclusive culture helps us shape the future of the world.

Learn More (Inclusion & Diversity)

Life at

Discover how you can achieve your higher purpose with a career at Cargill. Learn More

View All of Our Available Opportunities