Cargill Cargill Animal Nutrition Group Strategy Lead in Mechelen, Belgium

Cargill Animal Nutrition Group Strategy Lead

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

The Group Strategy Lead helps to accelerate growth for Animal Nutrition. This role works and embeds in the Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) system focused on developing strategy (global to region), executing the strategy, and strengthening the competitiveness to deliver customer value. This position will work globally (within and across countries), fast-pace environment, manage complexity with stakeholders (Animal Nutrition Enterprise, Group, Business, others), challenging business opportunities (new ventures, transformation, etc), enabling growth (inorganic, organic), and impacting the financials. Additional expectations include develop strategic plans, architect competitive capabilities, guide business transformations, advise senior leaders, and develop business leaders. Success in this position aligned to Cargill Leadership Expectations, CAN long-term growth, and overall business influence. Today, the CAN enterprise includes Feed & Nutrition (CFN), Premix & Nutrition (CPN), and Aqua Nutrition (CQN) Groups with operations in over 40 countries serving customers in over 100 countries.

Principal Accountabilities

35%Strategy impact – work with business leaders (Group Directors, Managing Directors, etc) to develop and execute strategy that strengthens the Animal Nutrition system. Strategy project work may vary from geography to category in strengthening the system, along with the competitive capabilities and gameboard work. This position is responsible to complete strategy, lead leaders, apply leading-edge strategy practices, manage change with stakeholders, developing gameboards, build high-performance teams, and develop leaders. This role will link with local business and build a strategy practice.

35%Lead people – connect with leaders, organize teams, clarify expectations, and develop strategy practitioners, and build leaders for the Animal Nutrition enterprise to ensure completed work meets expectations. This requires working thru timelines, challenges, and learnings so as to stretch leaders and ensure projects deliver on promises (scope, timeline, budget)

20%Strategy portfolio – lead and manage a portfolio aligned to the business priorities (enterprise, group, business) so as to strengthen the CAN competitiveness actionable strategy projects. Additional consideration provided to influence business leaders, sponsor portfolio/projects, add critical thinking/insights and ensure the strategy execution framework is put in place.

10%Resource needs – source talent needs for strategic portfolios/projects, sponsor strategy work, and complete financial budgets


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Education of Bachelor’s degree in business or related animal nutrition field

  • Experience of 10 years with proven track record and customer focus

  • Business skills for successful business growth, portfolio & project management, and fiduciary impact

  • Leadership skills with senior leaders, stakeholder management, project teams, and cultural diversity

  • Competency in developing strategy, developing business, analytical skills, lead change, interpersonal skills (verbal, listening, working with others), and entrepreneurial approach (sense-of-urgency, relentless determination), and resource planning (financials, talent)

  • Travel globally up to 15-35% where animal nutrition conducts business

  • Based in Cargill office, such as Minneapolis MN, Amsterdam NL, or Shanghai CN

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education of Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Experience in animal nutrition, global business, or food production

  • Business skills with investment banking, corporate development, financial models

  • Leadership with operating a business P/L, developing leaders

  • Fluency in Mandarin, Spanish, or Portuguese

Job General Management

Primary Location Belgium-VAN-Mechelen

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MEC00996