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Cargill Business Manager - Value Added Pet in Wichita, Kansas

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 protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Purpose and Impact

In North America, Cargill produces fresh, frozen, and cooked beef, turkey, pork, chicken, and egg offerings, along with sauces, soups, case-ready products, pet treats, and by-products for retail, foodservice, and food ingredient customers. As a customer-driven organization, it’s focused on delivering protein solutions that offer distinct value to help its customers grow. In addition, product quality, employee safety, food safety, animal wellbeing, environmental impact, improved sustainability, and community engagement are of great importance. Protein – North America is comprised of a diverse 28,000-member team and operates approximately 60 protein facilities, distribution centers, feed mills, hatcheries, and an innovation center in the U.S. and Canada, in addition to maintaining international sales offices.

The Business Manager – Value Added Pet , as a subject matter expert, will design and implement a comprehensive product marketing cycle. We seek a multi-faceted professional to identify market potential, establish pricing, and market strategies, estimate potential sales, define promotional activities, and handle products through phase-out.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare and coordinate product introductions and updates.

  • Compile and evaluate research on market product requirements and identify enhancements to current features and functionality.

  • Coordinate program planning with customers to identify manufacturing schedules, goals, design criteria, costs, and similar considerations.

  • Plan, organize and coordinate assigned programs to accomplish financial and budgetary goals.

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

  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.

  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Minimum of six years of Marketing, Sales, Operations, R&D or FP&A work experience

  • Financial analysis skills – ability to analyze financial performance to drive profitability

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze processes to significantly improve business performance and profitability

  • Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous environments and utilize active inquiry skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated effective commercial problem solving and decision making

  • Understanding of pet food industry/market/sales channels

  • P&L management experience

  • Pet Food industry experience

  • Experience developing and leading the strategy for product lines/brands

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

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.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.