Cargill North America Capital Execution Manager in Wichita, Kansas

North America Capital Execution Manager

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.


This role can be located in the following locations: Minnesota, Nebraska or Wichita

Travel requirements: 10-20%

Cargill Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (CSSP) is a global organization that strives to strategically source and leverage Cargill’s indirect spend; this indirect spend spans Plant Materials and Services (MRO, Capital, Plant Services, etc); Corporate Material and Services (travel, IT, HR, etc); Chemicals, Energy; Packaging; and Ingredients. The CSSP team is responsible for managing over 9 billion in spend.

Capital Execution is a critical capability for the CSSP organization. Capital Execution teams are accountable for developing and implementing both capital and category strategies into capital projects to leverage Cargill’s position in the market and bring significant value into the organization, which helps fuel growth for the company. Our Capital Execution teams drive strong connectivity with suppliers and business stakeholders, and are expected to have deep understanding of business strategies and the requirements needed to help accomplish those strategies.

The Regional Capital Execution (Capex) Manager position is accountable for the sourcing strategy and execution of the regional capital portfolio. This capital portfolio typically ranges $650mm-1,000mm annually. This position is accountable for executing the global capital strategy within the region, managing the regional capital portfolio, deploying the procurement deliverables in PDP, and incorporating the Category strategies into the capital projects . This position is also responsible for ensuring the sustainability of the Capex strategy on a longer term basis, developing and leveraging best practices across the sourcing lifecycle, key stakeholder alignment, successful implementation and supplier relationship management as it relates to Global Capex.

As part of the core accountabilities of the role of the Regional Capex Manager, there is a need to work across resources at a regional and global level. The need at the region level is to implement the strategies that are defined on a global basis. A key and critical component of this role is aligning Global and Regional Strategies, reflecting differences in BU models and Market and Supplier differences at the Country Level.This positions reports to the Global Capex Manager.

25% Capex Strategy Development:

  • Work with the global and regional team to incorporate best practices, e.g., common sourcing and capex processes, data strategies, navigating government regulations, stakeholder engagement, contracting, etc.

  • Develop and maintain deep capex expertise, cultivate strong partnerships with industry partners and internal stakeholders

  • Monitors overall capital and category strategies development and implementation, leads changes to the strategy in line with the changing industry and business environment.

  • Synthesizes the above knowledge to develop ideas for capital strategy improvement opportunities within the organization.

  • Engages with business stakeholders to incorporate business requirements and to clarify and prioritize the value delivery targets.

  • Provides guidance to category managers on strategy improvements and establishment of TCO models, “should-cost” models and other category management tools.

  • Provides guidance to Capital Effectiveness and Businesses on improvements to capital processes to drive maximum value delivery and increase efficiency.

  • Establish capital targets and provide leadership to global and regional teams to track progress against established targets

  • Uses benchmarking opportunities to shape thinking on improvement possibilities for the future

30% Capex Strategy/Process Implementation and Continuous Improvement:

  • Develops, improves, and ensure use of global and regional processes and systems including; Procurement Deliverables, Procurement Plans, Contracting Strategies, Contract Templates, Ariba Process, Spare Parts Process, Negotiation Templates, Capex Tracker, Value Tracker, Clarizen, Capex Database, Bid Templates, Instruction to Bidders, Quality, Transportation, Training Documentation.

  • Defines procurement staffing requirements (Capex Leads/Buyers and 3rdParty) for the project portfolio.

  • Facilitates cross BU/Country collaboration and knowledge sharing to leverage global capital portfolio.

  • Ensures compliance to Global Category Strategies, policies and procedures including utilization of select suppliers within the projects.

  • Ensures planning sessions to thoroughly understand BU/Project requirements, technical & commercial background information & sourcing support needs. Participates in IPA reviews, project close-outs and other industry/benchmarking discussions.

  • Ensures performance-tracking measures are relevant, effective and communicated.

15% Stakeholder Management:

  • Fully understands stakeholder landscape, creates stakeholder plan, understands the role they play and works to maintain relationships in partnership with other members of CSSP, including Business Engagement Leaders.

  • Follows established reporting and communication structures to ensure all stakeholders are adequately informed. Proactive communication around success stories and lessons learned.

  • Responsible for escalation of issues to Senior Leaders and removing barriers for the Capital Execution Team.

  • Ensures alignment between Procurement, Capital Effectiveness, Legal, EH&S, BU Engineering, Manufacturing Technology and Sourcing Categories.

30% Capex Team Leadership:

  • Active engagement with team members, ensuring work direction is clear, objectives are defined and met

  • Accountable for talent development, performance management, succession planning and engagement of direct team. Expected to demonstrate a culture of one team, helping to mentor and guide the broader set of resources working to implement capex and category strategies.

  • Lead change across the regional capex team and assist with leading change across the broader organization




  • 3 years of Team Leadership/Management experience with a proven track record of developing talent and leaders within the organization.

  • Four-year college degree in business, procurement, supply chain, engineering or related degree program

  • 6 years relevant experience related to capital projects, project management and engineering and/or sourcing experience on projects.

  • Demonstrated project management experience - leading complex large projects >$25mm.

  • Demonstrated ability of strategic thinking – ability to move from broad to specific content

  • Ability to effectively communicate strategy/recommendations/issues, both verbally and in written form to senior management in a professional, concise, and direct manner.

  • Ability to understand core business goals and establish processes or programs to help the function move the needle forward.

  • Ability to manage numerous competing priorities and deliver exceptional results in a virtual team environment.

  • Proven track record of strong leadership skills with the ability to engage & influence key stakeholders

  • Persuasive change agent capable of challenging status quo

  • Proven track record of building external partnerships to drive innovation in area of responsibility


  • Experience leading large capital projects either from a Business or Sourcing/Procurement Perspective.

  • Experience developing and executing sourcing strategies for capital projects.

  • Working knowledge of the capital construction industry – processes, market, suppliers and cost drivers

  • ERP knowledge, specifically in SAP and MRP

  • Knowledge of Process Improvement Tools and Processes (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma)

  • Experience with Cargill’s Build Template Deliverables for Capital Projects

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location US-KS-Wichita

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WIC04173