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Global Industry Manager - Paints, Inks and Coatings

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Job ID 156817 Date posted 10/14/2021 Location : Wayzata, 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 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 Global Industry Manager will provide market insights, create marketing plans, lead key projects and oversee the project portfolio and global brand portfolio to ensure best in class strategies on value creation for both the organization and our customers in Paints, Inks, and Coatings Categories. In this role, you will be key in the growth drivers of priority businesses and define strategic priorities to grow margin and volume. You will work on connecting the identified opportunities with a relevant portfolio and link with other projects and initiatives to ensure alignment to the overall organizational strategy. You will partner with global and local teams to create and implement the tactical marketing material, optimizing the local product portfolio and bring new products, services, and solutions to the markets and develop local teams with business and marketing-related trainings.

Key Accountabilities

  • Partner collaboratively in defining strategic priorities including markets, growth drivers, portfolio, capabilities and investments of the product and of priority businesses.
  • Provide global market insights required to drive strategy on innovation and business support and create and implement marketing plans for new products, services and solutions from the global team to support growth drivers.
  • Drive strategic pricing with global and local commercial teams. 
  • Collaborate in the development and partner in the implementation of tactical marketing materials to successfully bring the product portfolio to market.
  • Manage the global product projects portfolio and define priorities, branding strategy, balance long and short term and high and low risk and overall fit to the strategy.
  • Ensure that best practices are in place for project management and establish and implement clear metrics and tracking systems for the portfolio.
  • Partner collaboratively in the development of strategic marketing talents and project management and business related capabilities.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of six years of leadership, commercial or marketing-related work experience
  • Experience using project management tools and applications
  • Advanced skills with word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Experience with finance, including handling budgets and business decision metrics
  • Experience in go to market, including leading projects, handling resources, preparing launches and tracking results
  • Understand how to develop and bring creative innovations to market, mastering value proposition and value capture strategies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or master of business administration, business management or other marketing studies
  • Work experience in Chemical Industry (Paints, Inks, Coatings)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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