The Sustainable Animal Welfare Director will play a central role in building and advancing Cargill’s Animal Welfare Strategy across Cargill’s Protein and Animal Nutrition & Health Businesses. This includes working closely with the Sustainability Hub and Cargill Animal Nutrition & Health and Protein & Salt Sustainability Director to build an integrated strategy and approach to animal welfare and sustainability. He/she will serve as a key convener across Cargill’s protein businesses to bring together embedded sustainability and animal welfare practitioners to refine and advance Cargill’s overarching animal welfare strategy, policies and operational standards. Additionally, he/she will build a community of practice among embedded multi-species animal welfare leads and veterinarians in the three Protein Groups and Animal Nutrition & Health to align and share learnings.
The Sustainable Animal Welfare Director will be the face of Cargill on animal welfare topics to our global protein customers, the media, governments and non-governmental organization (NGO) stakeholders. In this capacity, he/she will build and execute a model to engage customers around animal welfare in our global protein supply chains. Additionally, he/she will support Cargill Animal Nutrition & Health on animal welfare driven innovations and value chain engagement. He/she will build relationships with animal welfare related NGOs and researchers to understand and anticipate emerging animal welfare trends and best practices. In partnership with Cargill Corporate Communications, he/she will help Cargill develop and advance external positioning related to animal health and welfare
The successful candidate will thrive in establishing a strategy for Animal Welfare, working effectively across internal and external networks to deliver on initiatives and leveraging the geographic footprint and scale of Cargill to affect meaningful change.
40% - Strategy & Strategic Planning
Lead the development and execution of Cargill’s multi-species Sustainable Animal Welfare Strategy across Cargill’s Protein and Animal Nutrition & Health Businesses.
Lead a matrixed team of sustainability and multi-species animal welfare practitioners to refine and advance Cargill’s overarching animal welfare strategy, policies and operational standards.
Build a community of practice among animal welfare leads and vets embedded in the three Protein Groups and Animal Nutrition & Health to align and share learnings.
Educate Cargill’s protein businesses on risks and opportunities related to Animal Welfare
Lead key projects to advance animal welfare outcomes within Cargill’s protein supply chains
50% - External Engagement
Lead external engagement on multi-species animal welfare topics with our global protein customers, the media, governments and non-governmental organization (NGO) stakeholders.
Build and execute a customer engagement model focused on driving strategic customer relations though addressing multi-species animal welfare.
Support Cargill Animal Nutrition & Health on animal welfare driven innovations and value chain engagement.
Build relationships with animal welfare related NGOs and researchers to understand and anticipate emerging animal welfare trends and best practices.
In partnership with Cargill Corporate Communications, develop and advance external positioning related to animal health and welfare
10% - Thought Leadership & Advocacy
Collaborate with Corporate Communications and Government Relations resources to drive thought leadership and advocacy work that reinforces the Sustainable Animal welfare strategy overall and specific initiatives as needed.
Collaborate with corporate account leaders to better understands customer needs and strategy and how the Sustainable Animal welfare strategy overall reinforces this
Minimum Required Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or PhD in Animal Sciences
8+ years working as a large animal Veterinarian or on animal welfare issues
Demonstrated experience in strategy creation
Experience working with NGO’s
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels within the organization
Outstanding stakeholder management skills
Strategic thinking/problem solving
Facilitation skills for workshops and meetings
Comfortable with ambiguity, active inquiry skills
Flexible working style to adapt to evolving program demands
Ability to lead through influence, drive action and maintain focused and consistent effort needed to drive change
Relationship builder at all levels and cross-function/enterprise
Ability to use data to make strategic decisions
Experience working in multi-stakeholder groups
A proven track record of experience working on animal welfare issues with multiple species
Experience leading Animal welfare in a commercial setting
Experience working on animal housing issues
Experience working with/at an Animal processing facility
A proven track record of developing pragmatic, scalable solutions to animal welfare challenges in a plant setting
Experience working directly with Livestock farmers / producers
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: WAY07587
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