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 food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.
De functie / The role
The Category R&D Leader Specialized Nutrition will partner with our global strategic marketing leader to identify, set and drive strategic direction across the category/area of accountability. We seek a leader who will collaborate with key partners, internally and externally, drive and support business objectives and growth strategies through identification of market opportunity spaces, building a product line architecture for the category, aligning resources inside and outside of Cargill to execute against that vision. You will be key to the execution and support of business growth objectives in this category space.
Partner with business leaders and customers to find opportunities to use emerging research and technology innovations as well as to identify areas for future business growth.
Develop and align strategic research plans and priorities across research and development and businesses teams to build and deliver a category strategy, opportunity space maps, product line architecture, portfolio of projects, and aligning resources both inside and outside of Cargill.
Ensure programs, processes and control mechanisms comply with laws, regulations and company policies.
Build and foster strong functional working relationships, collaborating with internal and external leading academics, institutes and companies to influence and drive areas of research as well as anticipate trends.
Align resources to deliver on strategic plans and develop programs that create operating efficiencies.
Other duties as assigned
You will provide expert consultative guidance for and initiate strategic long-range goals and objectives. You may provide direction to lower-level team members and be a key contributor.
Het profiel / Your profile
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific, technical discipline
Minimum of eight years of related work experience
R&D work experience (with direct B2B or B2C customer experience & minimum 5 years in strategic role)
R&D work experience in specialized nutrition industry
Experience with a business development and a track record of hunting and delivering growth projects within B2B space
Experience in working to create networks of talent driving together to a common purpose
Experience with leading a multi-national/cultural environment
Experience with leading a large organization
Experience and proven track record of managing and developing high performing teams
Experience and proven track record of success in leading innovation
Experience in leading change
Ability to work virtually and with limited direct supervision
Ability to draw connections between the outside and inside world and between different internal functions
Strong business acumen
Strong English written and verbal language skills
Post graduate degree in category relevant scientific discipline or in the fats and oils space
Scientific Degree combined with MBA
>15 years R&D work experience (with direct B2B or B2C customer experience & minimum 5 years in strategic role)
>10 years R&D work experience in specialized nutrition industry
Knowledge of the specialized nutrition industry, customers and trends
Technical, processing or commercial experience with specialized nutrition product lines
Proven experience in food product development
Understanding of market trade flows and price/cost levers
Fluency in other languages beyond English
Het aanbod / The offer
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.
Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.
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