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Cargill Innovation Packaging Lead - Animal Nutrition (Open to Remote) in Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Innovation Packaging Lead - Animal Nutrition use engineering knowledge and methods to design and develop packaging and packaging processes. In this position, you will aid in crafting, developing and testing a wide variety of containers used for the protection, display, and handling of animal nutrition products. You will determine packaging specifications according to the nature of the product, cost limitations, legal requirements, and the type of protection required, considering need for resistance to such external variables as moisture, rodents, temperature variations, light, heat, rough handling, and tampering.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate complex projects involving the design and implementation for the packaging of new or existing products across multiple product categories and production facilities.

  • Plan and conduct packaging laboratory studies to support all packaging materials and production design changes.

  • Prepare cost estimates and deliver packaging laboratory services for development projects, package qualification and solving efforts.

  • Partner collaboratively with vendors, business leaders, marketing, product development and production to strategize and ideate on new solutions and technologies to address packaging needs.

  • Build, modify and test product materials based on durability and cost effectiveness and advise on efficient packing procedures.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.



  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a packaging engineer related field, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience


  • Experience in manufacturing & reliability concepts

  • Knowledge of packaging equipment, and packaging materials used in feed bag manufacturing

  • Working knowledge of FSMA Food Safety and Modernization Act and Environmental regulation

Additional Information

The expected salary for this position is $108,000 - $130,000. Compensation varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific location, certifications, education, and level of experience. The disclosed range estimate may be adjusted for any applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. This position is eligible for a discretionary incentive award. The incentive award amount is dependent upon company performance and personal performance.

At Cargill we put people first. As part of your overall rewards, we offer a comprehensive benefit program including medical and/or other benefits dependent on the position offered and hours worked. Visit: https://www.cargill.com/page/my-health/mh-health-and-wellness to learn more (subject to certain collective bargaining agreements for Union positions).

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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