Mark Ratcliffe
VP, Global Business Operations & Supply Chain

Company: Cargill

Mark joined Cargill in 2017 as Vice President, Global Supply Chain Planning at Cargill. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the approach, organizational structure, and process capabilities that lead Cargill to a common set of core best practices around demand/supply planning, IBP/S&OP, supply chain network design, and production/procurement/logistics scheduling.

Mark has functional responsibility for the Global Supply Chain leaders across the organization, helping to set priorities and lead improvement across Cargill’s supply chain. Additionally, in his first two years at Cargill, Mark successfully built a new Supply Chain Planning Center of Excellence (COE) team to develop standard processes, metrics, terminology, and best practices across Cargill. Much of this work is centered around building an end-to-end supply chain that takes advantage of Cargill’s unique size and footprint. Mark is leading the team to deploy integrated business planning (IBP) across Cargill, while also working to identify significant cost savings through inventory reduction and network design and optimization.

Mark holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He has over 23 years of supply chain experience, including GE, Heinz and, most recently, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. His wide range of global experiences combined with his time spent living in various cultures have helped him become a strong leader, capable of quickly assessing and identifying levers for driving sustainable improvement.

Mark currently lives outside of Minneapolis, MN, with his wife and three children.