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Cargill Operations Senior Supervisor in Eddyville, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.


The Operations Senior Supervisor will lead all production or operating processes by being responsible for the operations agenda and leading an engaged team that will execute business deliverables. In this role, you will deliver on the production plan for a designated site ensuring that safety, quality, cost, delivery and morale objectives are met and you will lead continuous improvement activities within production.


  • Monitor overall manufacturing operational results such as yields, consumables, efficiencies and cost figures and takes appropriate action to stay on track with budgets and other agreed targets.

  • Accountable for overseeing execution and delivery of production commitments for the site.

  • Ensure safety of the production facility by collaborating with internal and external resources to drive towards a zero harm culture for accident or illness within the manufacturing function.

  • Ensure operational compliance with food safety and quality are met.

  • Provide leadership and mentor our team allowing development of strong leaders at all levels to ensure succession and capability for a more diverse workforce.

  • Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement together with timely root cause analysis of non standard conditions.

  • Ensure ongoing review of key performance indicators with focus on continuous improvements in site operational targets.

  • Lead and develop a team, coach and make decisions related to talent management, hiring, performance, and disciplinary actions.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of manufacturing and/or project management experience

  • Knowledge of Food Safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental regulations

  • Travel up to 10% of the time


  • Two years of supervisory experience

  • Experience in Process Safety Management (PSM)

  • Confirmed skills in organizational development and people management.

  • Confirmed ability to lead people through the change management cycle.

  • Established skills in continuous improvement.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.