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Cargill Global Strategic Marketing & Technology Director Swine in 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 animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Global Strategic Marketing and Technology Director Swine is a leader with deep species/industry knowledge and understanding of how to create new value for our relevant customers and capture a fair share of the new value created for Cargill. The Global Strategic Marketing and Technology Director Swine leads Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) growth across the portfolio for the given species. This role provides our customers and business a competitive advantage in priority growth markets in this species.

In this role, you will work closely with the Strategic Marketing and Technology (SMT) teams in the markets to identify and elevate appropriately growth opportunities and challenges and facilitate talent development.

This position will work in a fast-paced environment, simplify the complexity with stakeholders (senior leaders, business leaders), provide industry expertise, and ensures growth in the given species aligned to CAN Group expectations, will direct and develop strategy, leading activities across the entire product line portfolio.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop the Swine strategy for the Group by working within SMT and business leaders, other functions and senior leadership.

  • In collaboration with in market business leaders, is accountable for accomplishing business and financial goals through a successful deployment of the species portfolio, offerings & capabilities, leading-edge practices, and by building high-performance teams.

  • Direct preparation and introduce new offerings, define minimum expectations for competitive capabilities to outpace market growth with tactical deliverables (7 P’s, go-to-market) in priority growth markets.

  • Lead the technology application, commercial training, customer support with large accounts in the given species and also work closely with the other species counterparts in the geography the Global Strategic Marketing and Technology Director Swine is focusing.

  • Provide strategic leadership, development and talent management activities for direct reports across the globe, which may include forecasting resource needs, recruiting, hiring, performance management, training and budgeting. Whilst directly managing your own team, you will lead through influence in the various swine/CAN markets across the globe. 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



  • Bachelor’s degree in animal nutrition or agriculture or equivalent business experience

  • Minimum of eight years of related work experience in animal nutrition or animal health business, five years of supervisory experience

  • Ability to travel up to 40% where animal nutrition conducts business


  • PhD or Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition, MBA or similar educational degree

  • Deep industry knowledge and understanding how to create new value for customer and capture value for Cargill

  • Proven business or functional leadership experience with focused experience on business development and growth

  • Experience leading strategy portfolio of projects in a complex business and marketing environment

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; dynamic (persuasive) in presenting ideas to clients and prospective clients from VP to C-level; comfortable being able to quickly join the leadership team and immediately add value

  • Rigorous analytical disciplined approach as well as dynamic, abstract problem solving skills (get to the answer via both 'inspiration' and 'perspiration')

  • Demonstrated success driving organizational change within client organizations – past experience in organizational design consulting, process design and optimization, digital governance, and team dynamics.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.