Senior Director, Sustainability - Animal Nutrition & Protein
Location: Wayzata, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 151091
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 Senior Director, Sustainability will develop an integrated sustainability strategy across the Animal Nutrition & Health and Protein and Salt business enterprises as well as with related work in 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.
Lead the development of sustainability strategy and tactics for the Animal Nutrition & Health and Protein and Salt business enterprises, integrating and synchronizing across the groups, businesses and major supply chains and develop the budget and other resource recommendations necessary to accomplish strategic goals.
Lead Cargill’s cross enterprise, value chain animal protein sustainability strategy which including the BeefUp Sustainability and SeaFurther Sustainability signature programs.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
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
Experience working across protein supply chains
Experience working for / with downstream protein customers on sustainability (retailers, food service, and consumer package goods companies)
Proven ability to link and build sustainability impacts and commercial relationships
Our team of 155,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 155 years, we have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. We are continuously developing products that give consumers just what they’re seeking, advancing nutrition, food safety and sustainability. And we help all of our partners innovate and manage risk, so they can nourish the world again tomorrow.