LATAM Accounting & Finance Process Improvement Program Manager ( Project Manager)
Costa Rica
hace 1 día

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.


Position Purpose & Summary This position provides the LATAM Accounting &Finance (A&F) Process Improvement domain with strategic vision and management of the process improvement portfolio regionally utilizing expert knowledge of portfolio management and business and finance acumen.

This position will coordinate with all LATAM Process Optimization Leads on the intake processes, scope, prioritization, execution, control, and results of process optimization initiatives.

This position will be responsible for working with regional peers and Cargill Business Services (CBS) continuous improvement teams to design and implement a consistent and effective process optimization framework to achieve program objectives on time, on budget and realizing expected results.

It will provide global visibility of all ongoing and proposed improvement projects to the Controllers leadership team and the Global Process Owner (GPO) to ensure that the goals, scope, and initiatives in the portfolio are aligned with the strategic direction.

This role monitors the project portfolio, identifies and escalates risks, coordinates efforts between related projects and monitors interdependencies within the program.

This position plays a lead role in project and change management for LATAM A&F process improvement. Principal Accountabilities 50% Program Leadership

  • Define a robust process optimization framework for the management of the LATAM A&F process optimization portfolio
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements program management best practices
  • Partner with regional peers to develop and implement consistent work intake and management tools
  • Provide visibility to GPO, Controller’s LT and Regional Leads of active and proposed global initiatives for each process area, prioritization of projects, and connection to top quartile strategy
  • Accountable for providing project sponsors and stakeholders regular status updates, actively communicating any issues and risks, and escalating issues appropriately
  • 50% Project Planning & Control

  • Works with the process optimization leads to define the scope and objectives for process optimization projects
  • Develop an integrated project plan for each project which includes all appropriate change, communication and education and controls assessment components
  • Actively monitors and measures project portfolio to identify variances from plan and take corrective actions
  • Coordinates efforts between projects, monitors and managing any interdependencies
  • Escalates issues among projects appropriately
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • PMP certification
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Fluid English
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate and influence across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Ability to identify interdependencies between processes or projects
  • Demonstrated change agility and change management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and use technology to improve process and controls
  • Ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with multiple businesses and / or international business experience
  • Experience with shared service organizations
  • Experience in a matrix organization
  • Finance / Accounting

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