Starch Product Line Manager at Cargill
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Starch Product Line Manager

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Job ID 258189 Date posted 01/13/2023 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota

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 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 Starch Product Line Manager will lead high level of commercial impact for an organization spanning multiple countries or multiple regions within a large geography with a varied portfolio of products, services and customers. In this role, you will set the growth strategy for the category, lead, advise and making decisions with a medium to long term outlook. You will collaborate with global teams to build innovation programs and executing those programs with significant financial impact and drive the growth agenda of the business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and utilize your best in class commercial intelligence and insights to ensure customer intimacy via direct relationships with target customers in selected category.

  • Translate the product line strategy into a well adapted plan with clear ownership for delivering key growth initiatives, building capabilities and delivering enhanced value propositions.

  • Provide thought leadership, develop and recommend growth strategy for the category.

  • Establish and lead a cross-functional product line leadership team to help create and execute the business strategy.

  • Lead, shape and develop the innovation pipeline/program within the category and collaborate with research and development to deliver good outcomes.  Lead or participate in other business development and strategy projects as required.

  • Identify and develop business case for building the necessary capabilities to deliver the future value proposition and sustainable growth for the product line.

  • Responsible for overall gross margin of the Starch business in North America, including  volume and margin growth.

  • Provide strategic leadership, development and talent management activities for direct reports and their organizations, which may include forecasting resource needs, recruiting, hiring, performance management, training and budgeting. 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


Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Minimum of eight years of related work experience, five years of supervisory experience

  • Fluent in English.

  • Travel Up to 30%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Confirmed ability to motivate change in complex organization with contending priorities.

  • Validated ability to deliver business results through matrix/virtual/geographically diverse teams.

  • Business experience, preferably in commercial, business development or strategic marketing.

  • Experience of developing and delivering full marketing plans from strategic to operational elements and commercializing new products/solutions.

  • Experience in managing a P&L with proven track record of growth

  • Starch industry experience

Internal Information

The name of the Hiring Manager is Chris Aud

This posting will expire on 1/27/23

If chosen for the interview you will be asked to provide your last 2 performance reviews.

This position is posted both internally and externally.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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