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Project Manager

Job Description

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 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.


Position Purpose & Summary
The Cargill Business Services (CBS) Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of project management. The successful candidate will be comfortable leading diverse multifunctional teams in multiple countries. Strong influencing skills will be required for effective leadership across functions in a matrix management structure.
The person in this position must become familiar with the CBS migration playbooks for various functions, Cargill PPM, Cargill PDP, Cargill RPA playbook and be able to conduct projects in accordance with this process. Will need to understand the role and function of each team member to effectively coordinate team activities. Projects could involve work in finance, human resources, sourcing & procurement, or transporation & logistics.
Principal Accountabilities
30% Manage 2-4 projects in Latin America. Responsible for working with the BU/Function and CBS to:
  • Define the scope of the migration project to be conducted.
  • Assemble and lead project team.
  • Assign individual responsibilities.
  • Identify appropriate resources.
  • Utilize the appropriate Playbook/Methodology to develop schedule to ensure timely completion of project.
15% Develop and manage the critical path plan for project(s).
  • Utilize Critical Path Planning to create the integrated project plan and optimize project progress
  • Measure project performance using defined tools and techniques, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions and communicate to all stakeholders.
25% Provide multifunctional leadership for projects, including activities of the project team.
  • Lead development of overall project plan to ensure all stakeholders and team members are in agreement.
  • Ongoing communication of project deliverables and progress with CBS, Functional, and BU leadership
15% Ensure projects are conducted in accordance with the appropriate methodology 
  • Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations accordance with the Project Plan, align stakeholders and team members
  • Mange changes to the project scope, project schedule and project
10% Provide detailed reporting of project status, risks, and issues to the CBS PMO
  • Document key risk areas and develop plans to mitigate
  • Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events to minimize the impact of the risks on the project
5% Document potential improvements to the CBS PPM, Migration Playbook, PDP or RPA playbook or processes.


Specialist Experience

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Project Management
  • English Advanced Level
  • Experience leading multifunctional teams
  • Demonstrated success working independently in a remote, global environment
  • Fundamental training in Project Management
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and establish process and structure
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (Masters, MBA, or PhD)
  • Experience leading successful shared service Migration/RPA/ Automation projects
  • Strong leadership capabilities with experience in building effective teams of domain experts and professionals.
  • Experience in influencing and managing cross-functional teams with indirect reporting lines.
  • Strong financial knowledge and practical business acumen.
  • Track record of positively and effectively leading people through change
  • Digital skills (MS Project , Clarizen)



Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.

Job Summary

Santa Fe
  • Argentina
  • Other
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
25 March 2019
Applications Deadline
11 May 2019

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