Cargill Regional COE lead AEI in Schiphol, Netherlands

Regional COE lead AEI

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 150,000 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.


Job location(s): Multiple locations in Europe are possible.

Travel: Flexible and prepared to travel at an average of 50% with peaks up till 75%.

Regional Lead COE AEI is responsible for developing and deploying an Automation, Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls (AEI&C) strategy for the EMEA Oilseeds plants in his region (including Crush, Biodiesel and Refined Oils).

In addition, this position will be supporting the development of solutions, benchmarking, continuous improvement and finding cost efficiencies within the AEI community of practice in the Oilseed Businesses.

Major Tasks

  • Represent Oilseeds BU in the EMEA Leading Practice Steering committee and act as SME in the EMEA Leading Practice team.

  • Provide innovative technical solutions for plant operations managers in the geography and the Centre of Expertise leaders.

  • Drive continuous improvement by providing established performance measures and benchmarks in maintenance, project implementation and AEI&C process efficiency.

  • Support the implementation of initiatives related to manufacturing excellence.

  • Capital Project Portfolio Management.

  • Responsible for collecting, analyzing Electrical Safety data and working with the Plants in the region to further improve.

  • Large Capital Project Execution – project kick-off, direction setting, resource verification and allocation, project delivery process review, commissioning support.

  • Support management of the interface between Plant Operations and Manufacturing IT in the region, for the integration of Business Application – Ensuring that business processes that relate/integrate to the plant have plant input into the development of those processes. Also ensuring the relationship between Business Application Leadership and Plant Operations Leadership.

  • Support for measurement and benchmarking of AEI and Manufacturing IT maintenance costs and performance across plants.

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert in helping Cargill strategic sourcing negotiate purchasing contracts.

  • Training & Development – develop AEI training for process leadership and manage the execution within region. Support the management of the AEI talent in the region.



  • Degree in engineering or related technical field.

  • 5-10 years AEI&C experience.

  • 3 years management and capital project management experience

  • 3 years’ experience in the operation of a plant is preferred, operation of a vegetable oil refinery or crush plant preferred

  • Strong knowledge in plant operations related to PSM and safety systems.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills, preferably multi-lingual.

  • Open minded, creative, persistent, communicative, organized, and accurate.

  • Experience with Industrial Automation, Electrical, Instrumentation and the design of such installations.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

Job Maintenance and Reliability

Primary Location Netherlands-NH-Schiphol

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SCH02087