Data and Technology Lead

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Wayzata, MN
May 10, 2017
May 29, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Data and Technology Lead-WAY05713 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


Strategic Sourcing & Procurement is a global organization with regional category teams in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific that, along with a strong core team and procurement alignment, are implementing new sourcing strategies to support Cargill businesses and functions. Strategic Sourcing & Procurement employees gain broad exposure to Cargill businesses as they drive tangible value for the organization.

Regional category teams are organized around 5 category areas that drive spend activity for chemicals/energy, ingredients, packaging, plant materials and services, and corporate materials and services. Regional category teams develop and drive regional and global category strategies to leverage Cargill's position in the market, drive stronger connectivity, accountability and relationships with Cargill businesses, and clearly understand the requirements of the businesses they support. This position will be a key enabler to the success of data and technology utilized within Strategic Sourcing as well as Procure to Pay processes across Cargill. The Data and Technology Supervisor will be accountable for successfully leading North America Strategic Sourcing deployment of Maestro, SAP Utilization and Migrations, Ariba eSourcing and eContrasts as well as iAnalyze. The lead will ensure implementation and sustainment activities for all systems and tools. Additionally, the role will be expected to work Globally with leads of key projects such as Maestro and tools such as SAP and Ariba to ensure consistent approached and practice models.

45% Strategic Sourcing SAP and BU Deployment Lead

Lead Strategic Sourcing SAP implementation and sustainment activities including achievement of project objectives (scope, schedule, quality) as well as sustainable operating results after the project is achieved
Localize SAP work plans to Strategic Sourcing; translating schedule, budget, and resource needs for each applicable Strategic Sourcing team
Oversee all Implementation activities in the Function as well as execution of the Function work plan.
Ensure resources (time, talent, tools) are selected, prepared, and available
Identify and manage issues and risks; define and executes mitigating actions; escalate issues and risks to Function Leadership as needed
Evaluate project execution results such as test/training results, data conversions, etc.
Monitor performance of projects to ensure adherence to quality, schedule, scope, budget; take corrective action, where needed
Assess application and training readiness in preparation for implementation across all locations in the Function
Oversee Construction of Global Contracts Data: Ensuring the resulting data will meet the Tartan business case enablers of spend visibility and contract compliance
Engage Supplier Enablement team for assigned BU deployments to ensure proper supplier notification and engagement.

35% Strategic Sourcing Procure To Pay (PRTP) Process

Understand the PRTP design and how it integrates with the projects such as Maestro
Drive to a consistent/common design across Strategic Sourcing
Understand interdependencies between and ensure integration across process areas
Consult on and participate in version design activities
Develop detailed knowledge of KPI's within PRTP for both SAP and legacy systems
Support ongoing process improvement of PRTP processes both SAP and legacy systems
Support CBS (Cargill Business Services) execution for relevant PRTP processes both SAP and legacy systems
Identify and resolve key functional PRTP risks and issues both SAP and legacy systems
Support CCE Lead with execution of change plan

15% Project Manager

Serve as Strategic Sourcing Project Manager for SAP Migrations and major projects such as Maestro
Execute, and coordinate work plans across initiatives including schedule, budget, and resource needs
Review and assess Strategic Sourcing project risk and recommend mitigating actions where necessary.
Coordinate appropriate project activities with Category Leads and Business Resource Managers with Strategic Sourcing and Procurement.

5% Other Duties as Assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Management Information
  • Systems, Supply Chain, Operations, General Business or other related field.
  • Minimum 2 -6 years SAP and or other ERP implementation experience.
  • Minimum 6 - 8 years of business/operations experience in a large corporation.
  • Minimum 5 years project management experience leading simultaneous large/complex projects.
  • Strong influencing skills at all levels of the organization.
  • Resilient.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity/self-starter.
  • Ability to travel up to 5%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six Sigma Certification.
  • Master´s degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of PRTP execution experience (requisition or PO processing, receiving, AP, etc.).
  • Minimum 4 years of strategic sourcing and/or Procurement experience, including the management of supplier relationships.
  • Change management experience
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

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