Sr Curriculum Lead, Manager Development

United States:Schiphol or Wayzata, NH: MN:
Feb 23, 2017
May 12, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Sr Curriculum Lead, Manager Development-UNI05044 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


Position Purpose

Cargill is developing a new corporate university designed to provide world class learning and education curriculums aligned to the critical skills and capabilities needed to execute Cargill's new Strategic Direction. The Corporate University will be comprised of three Colleges:
College of Leadership & Managerial Excellence
College of Business & Commercial Excellence
College of Functional & Operational Excellence

The Sr. Curriculum Lead for Manager Development will play a critical role within the College of Leadership & Managerial Excellence. The ideal candidate possesses deep domain expertise and strong proficiency with digitally enabled learning methods, simulations and creative design thinking. This position will be accountable for leading and managing the development of Cargill's next generation of high impact manager development programs, curriculums, processes and tools that are directly aligned to building great people managers at Cargill.

This position reports to the Global L&D Manager for the College of Leadership & Managerial Excellence and will manage multiple external learning partners, consultants and vendor partners. This position will work with multiple peers and stakeholders to achieve results oriented and outcome driven leadership development strategies and curriculums.

Principal Accountabilities

50% Global learning and education design strategies and curriculum development
  • Establish curriculum and design blueprints based on Cargill's new leadership development strategy and focus on building highly effective people managers
  • Source and lead managerial curriculum design and development projects using internal and external program designers, internal subject matter experts and/or identifying external industry expert partners
  • Apply best practice global curriculum design methods to ensure content flexibility and ease of localization

20% Internal and external relationship management
  • Manage 3rd party consulting partners & partnerships ensuring they are knowledgeable of Cargill's industries and business environments, understand our vision for managerial effectiveness.
  • Manage senior executive sponsors & corporate SME partnerships

20% Build awareness, knowledge and capabilities in key HR constituent groups
  • Partner with broader HR organization to ensure understanding of manager development needs as well as HR's understanding of Cargill's curriculums and learning solutions
  • Consult and advise regional HR solutions delivery teams that are responsible for supporting delivery and/or implementing localized programs and solutions in various geographies across the globe
  • Regular effective communications to build understanding of high impact manager learning and development strategies and programming

10% Evaluation, Impact Assessment and Continuous Improvement
  • Support processes to implement program impact and evaluation measures
  • Quality assurance oversight for the manager development processes
  • Continuous improvement, refinement and refresh of best practice curriculums, learning solution design and content.

This position is located in Netherlands-NH-Schiphol or Wayzata, MN

This position is posted internally as well as externally
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business, Human Resource, Learning/ adult educational field
  • Masters degree, preferably in related field such as Organizational Learning, Leadership Development, Adult Learning
  • Minimum 15 years experience in building and managing global learning and development programs, processes and curriculums
  • Minimum 5 years experience focused on global manager development strategies and curriculum design; highly knowledgeable about industry best practices, methods and partners
  • Ability to lead virtual, global project teams
  • Self starter, creative and innovative, comfortable with digital learning methods and approaches
  • Business credible and articulate communication style
  • Demonstrated conceptual strength and strategic thinking skills to create a vision
  • Solid leadership skills and ability to interact with senior level leaders
  • Possesses broad perspective and applies a business value approach to learning and development
  • Experience identifying, managing and partnering with 3rd party resources
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and measure program effectiveness and value
  • Strong cultural awareness and experience in working with diverse teams
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to travel up to 25% domestically and internationally

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working within a corporate university structure
  • Experience working with competency models, assessments and curriculum alignment
  • Budget and project management
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Human Resources

Primary Location United States

Other Locations Netherlands-NH-Schiphol, US-MN-Wayzata, Region - Europe

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job