Senior Director - Sustainability

Organization Summary

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 agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Director - Sustainability will develop an integrated sustainability strategy across Cargill's North America Agricultural Supply Chain business (CASCNA),other businesses, and the corporate sustainability team. In this role, you will direct the delivery of the company's sustainability commitments within the supply chains, create customer value through commercialization of those credentials and provide thought leadership internally and externally in your area of expertise.

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Location in MN
Primary Duties

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the development of sustainability strategy and tactics for the CASCNA, integrating and synchronizing across the groups, businesses and major supply chains and develop the budget and other resource recommendations necessary to accomplish strategic goals.
  • Engage with targeted customers to discuss related sustainability principles, strategic alignment and overall theories of change on behalf of the enterprise to achieve consensus and overcome barriers, contributing to retention and growth of our market share with customers.
  • Drive corporate nongovernmental organization engagement plans and focus areas ensuing alignment with the business or corporate sustainability approach and challenges.
  • Identify and connect corporate, business and supply chain opportunities to commercialize sustainability.
  • Partner with marketing and communications to position initiatives and offerings and support related business and functional teams in internal and external engagements with financial organizations to raise awareness of our programs and industry trends and solicit partnerships on green finance.
  • Represent the company at targeted external forums, webinars and seminars where the focus is on corporate or cross supply chain messaging and relevant and pivotal to building brand trust and visibility.
  • Lead the engagement of leadership to integrate sustainability and the establishment and integration of sustainability key performance indicators for commercial managers, sustainability teams and businesses and develop and coordinate input to align them to reporting needs.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience representing an organization for large events and media engagements
  • Minimum of eight years of related work experience, five years of supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working across multiple supply chains and serving global consumer package goods clients
  • Proven ability to link and build sustainability impacts and commercial relationships
  • Proven experience influencing at senior levels of the company and with senior external stakeholders
  • Managing significant complex partnerships and programs

Short Description

This is not a remote position and is based out of our Wayzata, MN office center.

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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