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Strategy Portfolio Manager

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Job ID 262922 Date posted 03/13/2023 Location : Winnipeg, Canada | 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 agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The CASCNA Strategy Portfolio Manager will lead the development, management and execution of North American portfolios to align program outcomes, objectives and technical goals with the corporate, group and functional strategy as well as the program sponsors to deliver necessary business outcomes. In this role, you will be a key contributor to drive project leadership and provide expertise and guidance to leaders in the businesses that drive scalable solutions through an integrated strategy of people, process, data and business design. You will partner with businesses and enterprises to execute the route to strategy implementation. In addition, you will provide advanced knowledge, thought leadership and governance, tools and processes for key partners in the related space to develop the overall portfolio and program approach and business outcomes and metrics necessary to drive the initiatives. You will provide relevant experience and critical problem solving and will leverage continuous improvement and industry methodologies to successfully manage North American programs within the portfolio.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the development of NA project portfolios that will be targeted to meet the strategic goals and value targets of the corporate and business strategy.
  • Partner collaboratively and influence key stakeholders related to the development and deployment of strategic program approaches within the portfolio area.
  • Foster business partnerships to support strategic and systemic changes and meet organizational goals.
  • Monitor and report on the status of portfolio performance metrics and goals, overall business impact of projects within the portfolio and programs and identify variances to plans and execute corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Develop and employ governance scalable standards for the programs.
  • Identify, lead and influence optimization activities and review and recommend process changes in the organization.
  • Provide thought leadership in the development of the integrated portfolio roadmap and collaborate with leaders to ensure organizational readiness and commitment to ongoing enhancements, optimizations and value realization activities.
  • 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 related work experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated portfolio management discipline expertise
  • Program, project and process methodologies expertise
  • Experience using myPPM and PowerBI
  • Experience working with a broad set of stakeholders, including leadership, to effectively develop and drive strategic portfolios


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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