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Cargill Supply Chain Operations Research Scientist in Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Supply Chain Operations Research Scientist will work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to define, develop and deploy complex supply chain digital solutions at scale. In this role, you will deploy predictive and optimization models at scale for digital supply chain products that help deliver significant value to our customers, businesses and functions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to design, and implementation of new features, and deploy optimization solutions for intelligent supply chain applications.

  • Work and consult on multidisciplinary teams of data engineers, software engineers, data scientists, and business subject-matter experts to deliver highly complex large-scale projects on time.

  • Take ownership for the entire supply chain data science workflow including well defined, highly complex project scoping, exploratory data analysis, model development, deployment and monitoring.

  • Provide expert thought leadership in optimization 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.

  • Continuously seek out best practices and develop skills.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, Operational Research, Math OR related field OR Equivalent Experience

  • Minimum of 6 years of related work experience

  • Deep understanding and experience in solving business problems using optimization solvers (i.e Constrained, Convex and Non-convex, LP, QP, MILP, MINLP)

  • Strong coding skills in Python (or similar object-oriented programming language)


  • Master's degree or PhD in Computer science, Artificial Intelligence, Optimization, Operational Research, or Math OR related field.

  • Five or more years’ experience in Supply Chain

  • Professional experience applying optimization for Supply Chain solutions

  • Experience on Optimizer model development with Gurobi, CPLEX

  • Exposure to scalable Machine Learning (i.e distributed systems, MapReduce, streaming, etc.)


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.