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Global Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Director-HOP00859  Hopkins, MN

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 130,000 people in 63 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit



Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) provides customized animal productivity solutions to commercial producers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Rather than focusing on standardized nutrition products, we create customized ingredient blends, and management programs to fit each situation. Our research-proven management and nutrition technologies suit the specific needs of our diverse array of customers. And our animal nutrition and management experts offer the scope and creativity to serve the unique needs of each customer.


This position will manage the execution of the CAN Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) strategies.  Oversee CAN Business Unit (BU) work to ensure compliance with Corporate Food Safety Policies and applicable regulations.  Lead the corporate CAN FSQR organization through its linkages to the QRA leads embedded in each CAN regional business.


Principal Accountabilities:

         50%  Establish and lead CAN FSQR organization

         20%  Identify gaps with corporate food safety policies and procedures.  Lead/coach FSQR team to close gaps through projects and/or processes

         10%  Manage incidents that may impact human or animal health, coordinating with Corporate Food Safety where appropriate

         10%  Oversee Supplier Qualification and External Manufacturer processes

         10%  Raise awareness of FSQR across CAN 





         Bachelors Degree

         Minimum 5+ years experience developing, leading, and deploying strategies 

         Excellent communication skills due to high level of interaction with CAN leadership (President, Vice President, etc.), country leadership teams, corporate functions (Senior Leadership Team), government regulators, suppliers, customers, etc.

         Demonstrated strong team-leadership skills; ability to lead and influence teams to achieve common objectives

         Proven capabilities in managing, engaging, developing, and coaching personnel

         Ability to travel both domestic and international up to 30%



         Advanced degree

         CFSRA Training or appropriate equivalent (FSSC 22000, Codex principles guidance and standards) 

         Basic understanding of US and EU food/feed safety laws and regulations

         Familiarity and knowledge of animal nutrition business

         Previous leadership roles in addressing FSQR issues

 Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


 Quality Assurance/Food Safety

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