Cargill Assets Protection Manager (Insider Threat) in Hopkins, Minnesota

Assets Protection Manager (Insider Threat)

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.


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Position Purpose & Summary

This newly created position will oversee the Asset Protection and Insider Threat program at Cargill in close collaboration with our Forensics Investigations, Security Operations and the Security Analytics teams across the globe and as part of Cargill Command Center.

This position will establish a cohesive program from the ground up, pulling together many of the existing capabilities Cargill has in this space and driving the development of new ones. The scope of this program is large and complex: it entails protecting the assets, integrity and reputation of Cargill and our clients from malicious o6r unintentional damage carried out by ‘insiders’ (employees, former employees or trusted business partner). We accomplish this by leveraging a variety of preventive and detective techniques.

This will position will manage the strategy, policy and processes for the program, and coordinate across a number of stakeholders to accomplish the program mission (e.g. HR, Legal, Global Security, Law enforcement, Privacy, etc.). Focus areas include data / IP loss prevention, fraud, and sabotage.

This is an exciting time to join Cargill and our Command Center! If you are looking for a new opportunity to work alongside very talented individuals, on tough challenges as part of a large and complex organization, this is the role for you!

Principal Accountabilities

40% People management

  • Accountable for performance management, talent development, succession planning, and engagement

  • Manages and provides coaching to direct reports, including coaching Cargill core values

  • Participates in selection of direct reports and plans for future workforce needs

  • Motivate for High Performance and Excellence: Motivate, inspire, and engage others to excel and work towards the vision

  • Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments

  • Constructs compelling development plans and executes them

30% Strategic

  • Develop the Asset Protection and Insider Threat program, charter, roadmap, resourcing, author procedures, and develop a governance process

  • Define the strategy and methodology to develop and refer cases, manage incidents and risk, and integrate lessons learned into the program

  • Establish information sharing processes between the various security and investigative functions

  • Identify and incorporate technologies able to facilitate incident management

  • Liaison with a broad global network of partners among peers and law enforcement to develop best practices

30% Execution

  • Leverage findings from Insider Threat cases to improve behavioral baselines, update network analysis, and improve indicators to identify future threats

  • Manage overall key stakeholder relationships to ensure the program has necessary data, leadership support to operate holistically

  • Work in conjunction with our Forensics investigation team on key cases

  • Develop training and awareness programs

  • Develop written and oral briefings for senior managers including the Cargill Command Center leader, CISO, and other senior leaders.

This position is also open to other regions within Cargill. If you are located outside of North America, please refer to the postings in the other regions. (Bangalore/India, Schiphol/Netherlands)



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or information systems or equivalent experience in lieu of degree

  • 7 years experience including Counterintelligence,Insider Threat experience, Forensics, or Data Loss Prevention

  • Previous leadership (including managerial experience) in Forensics or insider threat manager roles

  • Proven track record of managing an insider threat program

  • Broad knowledge of business processes including business operations, security, fraud investigations, and intelligence production

  • Strong project management skills. Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously and supervise the execution of daily duties

  • Highly developed communication and presentation skills.

  • Experience in policy development, implementation, and training

  • Experience in Counterintelligence, Information Assurance, Insider Threat, Personnel Security, and/or Law Enforcement

  • Experience in working with Insider Threat regulations and information security reports.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, through all levels of the organization.

  • Effectively manage overall client relationships

  • Process oriented and able to develop and describe process to a broad audience of varied backgrounds.

  • Ability to accomplish results through others (lower level managers, professional employees, managed service employees).

  • Experience in managing third party vendors in a global, managed services environment

  • Exceptional teaming skills encompassing cross-functional teams, peer relationships, informing, and understanding and appreciating differences

  • Business fluency in English

  • Ability to travel globally up to 20%


  • Master’s degree

  • Broad professional experience, including prior international work experience/travel or experience working as part of a globally dispersed team

  • Degrees in data analysis, security studies, intelligence studies, criminal justice, psychology, or other behavioral sciences

  • Experience with host or network based insider threat detection tools and advanced analytic methodologies

  • 15 years of experience overall

  • Non-English language skills

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location US-MN-Hopkins

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: HOP04360