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Food Safety Quality and Regulatory Latam South Lead - Animal Nutrition

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Job ID 220403 Date posted 09/22/2022 Location : Campinas, Brazil

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Food Safety Quality and Regulatory CAN Latam South Lead will be a critical member of the Cargill Animal Nutrition business and the leadership team responsible for providing food safety, quality and regulatory leadership for a group of plants in Brazil and Argentina. In this role, you will coordinate and drive the execution of continuous improvements, best practices and consistency of policies and be a solution provider creating value for the business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure strategy execution and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, policies and procedures and analyze, review, interpret and implement policies and procedures, regulations and customer and supplier standards for the enterprise hub or region in a standardized way.

  • Promote food safety, quality and regulatory culture and brand and be at the forefront of building a high performance, quality culture including setting and meeting clear and decisive goals aligned to business strategies, budget management and controls.

  • Drive accuracies through effective and standardized risk management and implementation of standards and procedures including quality assurance, laboratory operation and regulatory compliance.

  • Anticipate risks and proactively take preventative action across multiple business locations and be accountable for the completion of facility audits to identify and control risks.

  • Drive continuous improvement mindset across the hub, identify and proactively address risks areas to direct opportunity to improve all while ensuring connectivity and collaboration on issue resolution within the matrixed organization.

  • Support the development of new processes and systems across the region and provide input to the enterprise or business related to base and nonbase capital needs to maintain food, feed and product safety.

  • 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in Food Safety Quality and Regulatory practices
  • Previous people supervisory experience
  • Advanced English is required
  • Intermediate Spanish is required


  • Master's degree animal science, food/feed science, biological sciences or related fields
  • Demonstrated experience with food, feed and health, safety and quality practices and systems
  • Demonstrated experience in designing business strategy and continuous improvement projects
  • Advanced understanding of compliance to regulations and requirements

“At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law. Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment”.

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