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Cargill Group Global Market Category Leader - Bakery in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, 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.Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Purpose and Impact

Group Global Market Category Leader – Bakery will lead important level of commercial impact for an organization spanning multiple countries or multiple regions within a large geography with a varied portfolio of products, services and customers. In this role, you will be responsible for setting the growth strategy for the category, leading, advising and making decisions with a medium to long term outlook. You will foster relationships with our global teams to build innovation programs and executing those programs with significant financial impact, driving the growth agenda of the business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and utilize your best in class commercial intelligence and insights to ensure customer intimacy via direct relationships with target customers for the selected category.

  • Work through with our category core team and their functional, regional network to translate the category strategy into a well adapted go to market plan with clear ownership for delivering key growth initiatives, building capabilities and delivering enhanced value propositions.

  • Provide thought leadership, develop and recommend growth strategy for the category.

  • Establish and lead with a virtual global category team to develop and deploy a go to market plan with well-adapted execution of a portfolio of growth initiatives by inspiring and handling performance to achieve targets.

  • Lead, shape and develop the innovation program pipeline within the category and collaborate with research and development and marketing to deliver good outcomes; lead or participate in other business development and strategy projects as required.

  • Identify and develop business case for building the necessary capabilities to deliver the future value proposition.

  • Responsible for overall volume and margin growth of the global category.

  • Provide expert consultative guidance for initiating strategic long-range goals and objectives. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of eight years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years business experience, preferably in commercial, business development, strategic marketing in B2B space, with direct B2B customer experience at a strategic capacity.

  • Experience of developing and delivering full marketing plans from strategic to operational elements and commercializing new products and solutions at a global span

  • Validated ability to deliver business results through matrix, virtual, and geographically diverse teams.

  • Confirmed ability to motivate change in complex organization with contending priorities

  • Proven track record of driving and delivering results & change leadership

  • Presence, thought leadership engaging multiple stakeholders, and experience in leading diverse teams directly and indirectly

  • Strategic, Systems thinker, mental & people agility: Ability to move seamlessly back and forth between strategy and execution

  • Knowledge of the selected category, food industry and customers, and familiarity with related consumer and customer trends will be a plus

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.

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