Sr. Communications Manager - Animal Nutrition & Health


Our team of 160,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 150 years, we have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. We are continuously developing products that give consumers just what they’re seeking, advancing nutrition, food safety and sustainability. And we help all of our partners innovate and manage risk, so they can nourish the world again tomorrow. We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.

Position Details

Sr. Communications Manager - Animal Nutrition & Health
Twin Cities Metro
Wayzata, MN

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact:

The Communications Manager will develop and align the internal and external communication strategy and take the lead for the communications within a specific group in the region to support employee engagement and drive business growth. In this role, you'll work closely with the media relations, digital and social teams as well as internal/external partners including business leaders. You'll work closely with the managing directors to collaborate with the global and regional communication teams, focusing on internal team engagement within our broader team to drive success.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop regional strategy in alignment with the global group communications strategy, to drive effective internal and external communications 
  • Advise regional leadership on effective communications with employees and other critical stakeholders internally and externally 
  • Drive collaboration between integrated teams from various communications practices to build and implement the strategy 
  • Lead, coordinate and execute internal communication campaigns in the region from a content perspective across multiple channels to drive employee engagement and alignment around key business priorities 
  • Provide customer-facing teams with key messages and support around issues and key business initiatives, in partnership with marketing and Commercial Excellence 
  • Serve on issues management response teams, alongside Government Relations, Corporate Responsibility and other global functions, to manage Cargill’s reputation and license to operate 
  • Utilize Global Communications common tools, templates and processes to facilitate integrated communications across Cargill 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum four years of related work experience 
  • Extensive experience with a variety of communications strategies 
  • Good understanding of communications channels and content development for those channels 
  • Experience developing integrated communications plans for internal and external audiences 
  • Strong business acumen to advise leadership and effectively partner with marketing and sales teams 
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint 
  • Experience with crisis management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in the industry 
  • Experience working in a global and highly matrixed company 
  • Ability to motivate and guide employees who report indirectly 
  • Ability to translate complicated messaging into easily understood language 
  • Familiarity with food, agriculture, nutrition topics and issues
  • Experience with manufacturing companies and/or companies with geographically and functionally diverse operations
  • Developing and executing merger, acquisition, divestiture, joint venture (MADJV) communication plan 
  • Experience building strategic communication plans in a global organization 
  • Vendor selection and request for proposal process 
  • Experience with purpose-driven brands and sustainability storytelling

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