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.
The Operations Lead is responsible for providing strategic operational oversight for all production / operating facilities in Cargill Sweeteners and Starches Texturisers Southeast Asia sub-
Region (Indonesia, India). Overall oversight and direct accountability for meeting global standards for safety, quality, operational effectiveness and financial performance.
Production Safety- Leads and ensures all production / operating facilities in scope to comply with Cargill food / feed safety program standards and goals.
Accountable for establishing compliance with internal / external operating / regulatory procedures on employee safety and food / feed safety including development and strategic oversight execution in alignment with Corporate Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Functions as well as government regulations.
Health & Safety : champions a culture of zero injury and illness.-Environmental : Reduces and proactively avoids environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.
e. safety index, RIFR, food safety index, FSQR and FDA audits).- Leads strategic initiatives representing the business with external / internal regulatory authorities.
Has overall accountability for maintaining good rapport with the local community and regulatory agencies.- Represents the business as principal spokesperson on significant operational matter.
Develops relationships and contacts with Business customers, suppliers and authorities and actively supports community involvement activities.
Production Customer Quality / Reliability- Establishes and implements operational strategies for CSST Southeast Asia business.
Ensures overall customer satisfaction and that any inquiries, incidents and / or issues are resolved in a timely manner.
Production Financial Performance / Capital Effectiveness- Responsible for management and compliance capital and operating budgets to achieve long / medium term financial performance objectives set by the Group.
Ensures and holds direct reports accountable for meeting and controlling operating expenses and established targets.- Responsible the planning and execution of manufacturing P&L, G&A, variable and fixed budgets as well as establishes metrics to understand how production expenditure / costs impacts the overall businesses margins and pricing.
e. engineering / technology SMEs, Procurement, commercial, MDs) to establish medium / long-term businesses strategic goals in the development of plant capital investment strategies.
Ensures capital projects objectives and scope is consistent with business strategy and technology strategy.- Provides leadership on operational reliability excellence and on process safety management and application into capital projects.
approved budgets and by using proper project management tools / practices (i.e. Project Delivery Process, Portfolio Project Management, and build template).
Production Efficiency- Responsible for leading and overseeing the overall operational management of the facilities in CSST Southeast Asia Businesses.
Prepares, implements and monitors manufacturing annual business plan.- Leads and champions a culture that builds, operates and maintains plants that are operational sound, safe, and efficient.
Leverages and enforces leading operational practices and aggressively raises the performance of poor plants by monitoring key performance indicators (i.
e. yield optimization, energy / water usage reductions, operator safety indexes, etc.).- Leads strategic implementation of operational efficiency programs which may include, but are not limited to, standardization of plant information manufacturing systems, quality control, process safety management, reliability excellence, operators best practices, internal operational excellence award programs such as (i.
e. Best Plant Award, EHS president award) as well as external certification programs (i.e. ISO certification).- Responsible for planning overall workforce needed resources, with direct coordination / support from Human Resources and Site / Plant Managers, to execute against medium / long-
term strategies and for meeting strategic operations goals in accordance with Group / Businesses objectives.- Leads Reliability Excellence processes for all plants in scope for the business and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations.
Provides leadership on common reliability processes, standards, and metrics (i.e. focus on eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems, etc.
to achieve targeted results from continuous improvement practices, and validates the importance of Reliability Excellence through key successes measurements (i.
e. scorecard and metrics control, total cost of maintenance, total cost of ownership, monthly review of compliance audits, etc.
People Management- Provides leadership and oversees general workforce administration policies and programs in the areas of communications, staffing, training, evaluations, disciplinary actions and safety.
Develops planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees.- Directly or jointly with Managing Directors, leads, develops and engages manufacturing leads and location leadership team members including coaching Cargill’s core values and guiding principles.
Incorporates diversity in succession planning and job fulfillment.- Overall responsibility for the strategic workforce planning and accountable for successful training and on boarding of new / transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching.
Identifies and develops key talent to support future business needs.- Provides leadership oversight to ensure total compensation is aligned with individual performance factors, country market data, and internal guidelines with full support / agreement of MDs and Functional Operational Leaders.
Experience with working in a matrix organization.