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R&D Manager Packaging Innovation

Wichita, Kansas | Plymouth, Minnesota

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Overview

Cargill operates some of the most technologically advanced production plants in the world. We need responsible, effective, safety-minded and best-in-class individuals to join our team. Engineers are vital in ensuring that consistent engineering standards are maintained to meet corporate, legal, regulatory and customer requirements. Close coordination across various teams including engineering, operations, maintenance and reliability, safety, logistics and supply chain will be integral to the success of this role. Please note, specific roles will vary greatly by plant and location. Safety is always our number one priority, and no matter your experience level, we will train you for success. Your work in our plants can help you grow both personally and professionally. Discover how your work can nourish the world and help you thrive.

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Cargill is a great, energetic place to work. We can be ourselves and do the work we like, because of our inclusive culture. Together, our teams work hard to help the world thrive.”

Lisa W., Senior Engineering Manager

During my time at Cargill I have been provided with many exciting opportunities to develop my engineering expertise and experience.”

Liam Mccarthy, EMEA, Plant Engineering Manager

In 2014, I chose Cargill to be the company where I would do a compulsory internship in the Chemical Engineering course. Six years later, I see that it was a very assertive choice. As a trainee, engineer, or continuous improvement Supervisor, I fulfilled in being able to use my strengths, be authentic, and exercise my purpose to impact people's lives. Also, I have access to so many opportunities! Being a woman in a factory environment can be challenging! We are still starting to occupy this space, but, without a doubt, it is gratifying to work in a company that puts people first and promotes an inclusive and diverse environment.”

Nattalia Muttoni, LATAM, Continuous Improvement Supervisor

R&D Manager Packaging Innovation

Job ID 292868 Date posted 05/21/2024

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.


Cargill is a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill. 


This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.


Job Purpose and Impact

The R&D Manager Packaging Innovation will lead a team to execute innovation goals and achieve established business strategies in packaging for Cargill Protein North America. In this role, you will lead the execution of a portfolio of projects, process improvements and goals supporting business objectives.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead a high performing, highly engaged team to create vision, strategic workforce planning, organizational development, engagement and communication.

  • Provide leadership and advisory on how to execute on the business’s packaging innovation and continuous improvement portfolio.

  • Responsible for the successful completion of selected projects within the product and continuous improvement portfolio related to packaging according to agreed time frames and budgets.

  • Partner with business leaders and customers along with vendors to identify opportunities to leverage emerging packaging innovations

  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.

  • Other duties as assigned

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Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Experience communicating scientific research to a broader audience

  • Minimum of six years of related work experience

  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of supervisory experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in packaging engineering

  • Experience in the food industry and commercializing food products

  • Experience working with customers on packaging initiatives

Location: This role can be located in either Plymouth, MN or Wichita, KS

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.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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