Process Optimization Lead - Operations (Job ID:WAY07513)

Employer Name Cargill   Address 00000
Job Type   Address 2
Experience   City Wayzata
Education   State Minnesota
  Zip Code 55391

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**Process Optimization Lead \- Operations**

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world\. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience\. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work\.


The **Process Optimization Lead \- Operations** position is responsible for the ongoing optimization and continuous improvement in Commercial and Supply Chain functional areas \(Sales, Customer Service, Product Lines, Marketing, Material Movements\) within Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers \(CSST\), some of which is enabled by the SAP solution or will be enabled in the next two to four years\. The primary focus is on identifying, prioritizing, and leading value realization projects and systemic process improvements\. This involves ongoing SAP enhancement initiatives, future functionality projects \(e\.g\., new SAP functionality, RPA, MandA system integration\), and other optimization opportunities identified by the CSST NA business\. This is done through collaboration within CSST NA users, CSST NA leaders, and broader Cargill business and functional teams\.

50% Identify, lead, and drive optimization/continuous improvement activities within the CSST North America business to enable business value and process consistency within our systems and technology\. Frequent collaboration with subject matter experts and leadership across the business to prioritize projects, align on resource needs, and inform on project status updates\. Continuous improvement activities will be defined and prioritized on an ongoing basis\.

30% Ensure organizational readiness and lead change management to gain business commitment to ongoing optimization, value realization activities, and enhancements\.

10% After super\-users, next point of escalation for assistance related to overall SAP functionality in CSST NA business\.

10% Implement, maintain, and communicate metrics to track value captured through optimization initiatives and to ensure the sustainment and performance of the SAP enabled process areas\. Drive continuous improvement and creation/execution of action plans where metrics indicate need\.



4\-year degree

5 years of business experience and/or IT

Previous experience working in the Supply Chain and/or Commercial business functions

Demonstrated experience leading complex project work and change management initiatives

Strong analytical skills; capable of breaking down complex issues and identifying key drivers; can identify cross process upstream and downstream impacts

Proven ability to collaborate, lead, coach, facilitate, and communicate with individuals across a broad range of education, experience, and functional spectrums

Systems thinker with the ability to quickly scale up on new processes to influence strategy, scope, and execution

Ability to prioritize competing project requests based on value and business impact

Ability to influence and drive strategy at all levels of the organization

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to travel up to 25% of the time


Experience with an ERP enabled business

Experience with deploying RPAs \(Robotic Process Automation\)

Demonstrated experience in leading large\-scale project work

Lean Six Sigma certified

Experience working in an Agile project management environment

Very strong ability and appetite to learn and apply new concepts

Knowledge of inter/intra business process and how it is enabled by SAP

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet\.

**Job** Process Optimization/Project Management

**Primary Location** US\-MN\-Wayzata

**Schedule** Full\-time

**Job Type** Standard

**Shift** Day Job

**Req ID:** WAY07513

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