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Cargill Incorporated
Wayzata, MN
Start date
Jun 2, 2024
Closing date
Jun 18, 2024

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Engineering, Information Technology
Employment Status
Full Time



Cargill, Incorporated seeks a full-time Cocoa & Chocolate (CC) North America (NA) Production Excellence (PE) Leader. The CC NA PE Leader manages, sustains, and optimizes end-to-end integrated business processes to enable a strong process culture within the business and provides expertise and insights to drive business readiness, stabilize processes, and produce outcomes that support customer expectations. This position requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business Management, Food Engineering, Food Science and Technology, or a related field and four (4) years of experience in food manufacturing and production operations management. Must also have 12 months of experience (which may have been gained concurrently) with each of the following: (1) deploying annual operations strategic plan, using Hoshin Kanri, and management systems to create a production excellence environment and boost plant performance through continuous improvement projects; (2) coaching and training teams on and implementing 5S, Visual Management, Root Cause Analysis, and Kaizen methodologies; (3) using continuous improvement tools to drive plant performance, including: Standard Conditions and Procedures, Operational Team Training and Development, Shift Performance Review, Key Performance Indicators, and Statistical and Data Analyses; (4) leading the implementation of TRACC solutions, serving as the site TRACC deployment leader, and training trainers in manufacturing excellence best practices while applying lean manufacturing principles and total productive maintenance; and (5) ensuring stable operations and implementing the Performance Dialogue process across plants, delivering process improvement projects to correct the performance gap; coordinating cross-functional initiatives with Engineering, Maintenance, Automation, and Research and Development; and providing training and coaching to the involved teams with a focus on ensuring sustainability of the new process. All experience may be gained concurrently. Position supervises one subordinate. Position requires domestic travel up to 10% of the time. May telecommute from any location in the U.S. HQ at 15407 McGinty Road West, Wayzata, MN 55391. Please apply online at

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