Paradigm for Parity (P4P) & Gender Equality - Program Manager

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Minneapolis, MN
Mar 20, 2017
May 26, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Paradigm for Parity (P4P) & Gender Equality - Program Manager-MIN04842 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. 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. Learn more at


As the Paradigm for Parity (P4P) & Gender Equality Program Manager, you will be responsible for managing the global roll-out of all elements, commitments, and program requirements for the successful execution of Cargill's commitment to Paradigm for Parity (P4P). You will also be responsible for working collaboratively within the Talent & Performance Center of Expertise (TPCOE), HR, and with Cargill's enterprises and business globally to drive forward Cargill's efforts towards gender parity in line with P4P commitments. Finally, you must be able to thrive in a fast paced environment, be committed to process improvement, standardization and creating sustainable solutions that will enable our gender parity efforts. You will be challenged to use critical thinking, innovative thinking and manage multiple projects with enterprise and global scope, as well as work closely in alignment with the Global Inclusion & Diversity (GID) team.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • 60% - Develop and manage the process for successfully executing Cargill's commitment to Paradigm for Parity (P4P), including:
    • Minimize or Eliminate Unconscious Bias. Initiate unconscious bias training. Engage men and women at all levels, starting with the CEO and senior leadership. Ensure that your company leaders comprehend, own and address the conscious and unconscious biases that prevent women from succeeding.
    • Significantly Increase the Number of Women in Senior Operating Roles. Make full gender parity (50/50) your ultimate goal. As an immediate goal, don't allow a single gender to account for more than 70% of any leadership level, from the Executive Management Group downward.
    • Measure Targets at Every Level and Communicate Progress and Results Regularly. Set measurable goals and hold yourself and your senior team accountable. Communicate results to your wider organization and board. Expect meaningful progress each year, with the aim of parity by 2030. Work with investors as they increase the pressure to measure and monitor diversity progress. Share statistics with other CEOs and consider publishing results over time.
    • Base Career Progress on Business Results and Performance, Not on Presence. Give women and men control over where and how they work, whenever workable. Acknowledge the needs and expectations of Millennials, an important talent pool. Find ways to work more flexibly to meet the needs of all employees. Create cultural change so that working flexibly is embraced, and not an underused and overtalked about benefit.
    • Identify Women of Potential and Give Them Sponsors, as well as Mentors. Meritocracy is an often used, and more importantly misused, belief because our biases affect our view of performance and merit. Women need career sponsors and access to networks of influence. Men, who are still the majority of leadership, have a critical role to play in advocating for women, both internally and in the wider corporate world. Look for the best within your organization and help them to succeed by assigning each woman a sponsor.
  • 20% - Integrate I&D practices into people processes globally
    • Serve as TPCOE subject matter expert on P4P and gender equality work,
    • Partner with Core Process Owners to ensure successful implementation of P4P commitments
    • Coordinate with other HR team members to understand the needs and effectively support specific regions and businesses
  • 10% - Track, Communicate and Share P4P and Gender Quality Successes
    • Develop tracking strategies to monitor and evaluate impact of P4P commitments, policies, practices, processes & programs
    • Develop reports on program effectiveness and make recommendations for program enhancement and improvement
  • 10% - Develop a framework and approach for Cargill's application for the prestigious Catalyst Award (Fall 2018)
    • Cargill's on execution of its “Inclusion Strategy” coupled with our commitments to Paradigm for Parity (P4P) should position the company to apply for the prestigious Catalyst Award within two-years.
    • This role could expand in scope to manage Cargill's application and the team responsible for Cargill's Catalyst Award.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of business, Diversity and Inclusion or Human Resources experience
  • Strong project management, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills, work ethic, initiative, sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills oral and presentation skills.
  • Team player with flexibility to accommodate different personalities and work styles as well as confidence to manage interactions and expectations at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent influencer, connector and facilitator within a matrixed environment; demonstrated track record of influencing at senior executive levels
  • Ability to stand alone/challenge status quo, as well as engage in candid discussion/debate
  • A diverse set of experiences and skills that enable out of the box thinking and solutions
  • Ability to prioritize as needed while handling multiple time-sensitive projects in a very fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage ad hoc projects.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.


  • Talent COE Experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis

Schedule Full-time

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