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Director, Strategic Margin Expansion (6486)

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Location: Minnesota, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Land O' Lakes
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Open Til: 11-Mar-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Communication
Career Type: Human Resources
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Director, Strategic Margin Expansion


Function:Strategy
Position

Location:MN-Arden Hills-4001
Territory (if applicable):
Corporate

Business Unit:Corporate encompasses the core operational support for all Land O'Lakes businesses. It includes Business Development Services, Corporate Market Strategy and Communications, Finance, Law, Human Resources, Information Technology and Public Affairs.
Position Purpose:This position will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Total Margin Management (TMM) initiative at Land O'Lakes. TMM is a Land O'Lakes strategic imperative that will provide the resources to enable aggressive company growth by driving productivity throughout the organization. This position will focus on building the opportunity pipeline by partnering with business leaders to surface issues and by conducting appropriate analysis and benchmarking to identify enterprise-wide project areas. In addition, this role will develop the internal communication and change management strategies to drive the initiative and will identify and develop the tools and training required for the organization to be successful, as well as tracking the progress and impact of the project portfolio. This position will also provide support to business unit projects where needed.
 

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:MBA with Marketing, Operations or Finance emphasis along with a minimum of 8-10 years relevant work experience


Required Competencies & Other Skills:Incumbent should demonstrate strong leadership, strategy agility and the ability to influence others. Must be intellectually curious and possess solid business and financial acumen with good analytical and problem-solving skills. Effective written and verbal communications required. Must be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and adapting to changes in addition to delivering results.


Preferred Experience & Education:


Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:Lean Six Sigma/ Operational Efficiency/Process Improvement. Project management
Percentage of Travel:10
Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.