Open Position -

Project Manager



  • The project manager is responsible for project management activities across projects. This includes project leadership, project planning, project execution, project control, and business results. The project manager will manage process, data and technology projects within the region
  • The project manager will work with Cargill businesses and functions to deliver projects to enable business strategy execution. The role demands a leader who can partner effectively with all levels of the organization. Seeking to understand the project objectives and demonstrating project leadership to bring about the desired business benefits and value as defined in the business case
  • This role will ensure consistent project management processes & tools are applied according to the rigor of the project


  • Provides strategic vision to the project team, utilizing general knowledge of portfolio management, and basic business/technical acumen
  • Leads periodic project reviews utilizing a full knowledge of the project delivery process
  • Identifies, recommends and implements best practices in project management
  • Provides mentoring and coaching to project team members as appropriate
  • Defines project objectives and scope, utilizing a thorough knowledge of project management practices and procedures
  • Develops the integrated project plan for projects
  • Leads execution of projects, utilizing the project management framework to achieve project objectives, on time and within budget
  • Manages project risks and issues
  • Develops contingency plans when necessary
  • Regularly measures and monitors project progress to identify variances from the plan and make needed corrections
  • Contains and resolves issues within the project that do not require project sponsor attention
  • Escalate risks and issues as and when necessary, to appropriate responsible persons
  • Follow up for resolution
  • Communicate effectively with project sponsors and stakeholders on project status
  • Works with the business to ensure the solution is successfully implemented and that the promised benefits and value are captured
  • Ensures successful completion of all project phases and closure of all aspects of project
  • Recognize and celebrate success
  • Capture lessons learned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, MIS or computer science or equivalent degree or equivalent experience
  • PMP or PRINCE2 certification strongly preferred
  • At least 5 years project management experience being accountable for and leading a broad range of IT related projects in an enterprise environment, including (but not limited to):
    • ERP and other applications (SAP/JDE or other)
    • HR IT
  • Strong discipline in applying and using project management practices, processes and tools
  • Experience in driving Function, Transformation & Application projects would be a strong advantage
  • Thorough knowledge of project management and Project Delivery Processes
  • Demonstrated good ERP, business application or IT Infrastructure knowledge and skills
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Active inquiry skills
  • Proven project team leadership
  • Relationship building at all levels
  • Negotiation, facilitation and stakeholder management
  • Analytical thinking & problem solving
  • Competently communicate business and technical concepts with business and functional people