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Digital Supply Chain Product Owner

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Job ID 125901 Date posted 06/16/2021 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota | Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 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 Digital Supply Chain Product Owner is a role on a product development team responsible for product vision, value delivery and managing the product backlog to achieve the desired outcome that a product development team seeks to accomplish. In this role you will understand customer and business, build internal stakeholder commitment, develop deployment roadmaps, and partner across organizational boundaries to jointly develop, launch, and govern the product implementation experience. You will have responsibility of costs, return on investment and accountability to the business stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities

  • Serve as the point person on the product development team using high level perspective to define goals and create a vision for product development projects.
  • Own product strategy and solution, from inception to delivery and identify business value and end user outcomes including key performance indicators and financial return on investment.
  • Communicate with stakeholders across the board including customers, business managers and the development team to ensure the goals are clear and the vision is aligned with business objectives, utilizing key performance indicators to show progress.
  • Create product roadmaps as a high level, strategic visual summary that outlines the vision and direction for the product offering over time, to be used as a strategic guide for stakeholders to reference and as a plan for execution.
  • Create the product backlog items and prioritize them based on the overall strategy and business objectives and map out project dependencies to inform the necessary sequence of development.
  • Partner collaboratively with the team to build working solutions in order to obtain feedback as quickly as possible.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience leading change and communication with a large and diverse group of stakeholders
  • Minimum of five years of product management or product development experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of working in supply chain environment 
  • Clear understanding of agile values, frameworks and metrics

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management certification
  • Agile Product Owner certification
  • Profit and loss management experience
  • MBA or equivalent business experience
  • Experience in Production Scheduling Optimization or Supply Chain Forecasting

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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