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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Cargill - Marketing Manager-WAY05516

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


 From frosting on birthday cakes to the fuel in your car, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America (Starches & Sweeteners NA) is a part of your life in more ways than you would imagine. Leading national brands choose Starches & Sweeteners NA to develop, manufacture, and deliver ingredients that differentiate their food and beverage products in the marketplace. In addition, Starches & Sweeteners NA unlocks the goodness of the common corn kernel to create ingredients that are used in cattle feed, plastics, food packaging and medicines. Starches & Sweeteners NA also markets its own national brands, such as Truvia®, a zero-calorie sweetener, and Sweet Bran®, a value-added cattle feed. BIOasis™ is a feedstock co-location partnership program that offers over the fence product to bio-processing and biotechnology companies. Starches & Sweeteners NA employs more than 2,400 people and operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Position Purpose

The Marketing Manager position is responsible for leading category innovation thru market analysis and project management as well s developing and deploying marketing strategy. Additionally, the Marketing Manager will be responsible for customer relationship management and implementing marketing communication within the AMCAS region. The Marketing Manager is the voice of the customer and consumers for Cargill Texturizing Solutions (CTS) and Starches and Sweeteners North America (SSNA) product lines and creates connectivity across the organization.

Principal Accountabilities 

50% Customer Segmentation – Execute on segmentation methodology in both CTS and SSNA. Effectively build customer relationships with Partner and Growth Driver customers, represent the businesses from a marketing and business perspective to customers, and be highly adept at making effective marketing presentations. Use business acumen and experience to evaluate and identify new growth opportunities and translate them into business results. Establish success criteria, systems and metrics to track business impact.

30% Innovation – Drive the understanding of different consumer needs in the region and convert insights into innovative product concepts by working closely with the application team. Perform analyses using marketing academy tools and make project recommendations for projects in the innovation pipeline. Use influence skills to promote which priorities to pursue and resources needed given the broad scope of the strategy and likelihood of revenue generation.

20% Food Industrial Bio-Ingredient (FIBI) Go-to-Market (GTM) North America Representative – Work with FIBI Enterprise Marketing to integrate and execute on CTS and SSNA initiatives. This may include Ingredient Reputation Management, Sustainability, Consumer Research, External Communication activities, etc. As well as any other duties as assigned.

This position is posted internally as well as externally


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 7 years of business experience in commericial, marketing, sales, supply chain, or finance.
  • Minimum 4 years Marketing experience.
  • Proven technical mastery of marketing.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail and follow up; ability to manage multiple activities concurrently.
  • Strong sense of urgency, with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong collaboration skills; ability to effectively work with diverse group of people and disciplines.
  • Work experience with a cross functional team or matrix organization.
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience - proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 35%, including international.

  • Master’s Degree
 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.