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Corporate Strategy Associate 2024

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Job ID 274446 Date posted 08/14/2023 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Position Application:

To be considered for employment, candidates must apply online and complete the entire application. Complete applications are required prior to participating in an interview process. 

Application deadline Friday, September 29th at 12:00am midnight (CST). Please submit a current resume and cover letter (required). Please submit your resume and cover letter as one attachment. 

Your Role:

Connect to meaningful work. Feed the world. Achieve your higher purpose. 

What if your ideas could nourish the world? As an associate, we transfer your knowledge and skills into profound experiences that positively impact our global community. From food to transportation, your innovative solutions, collaboration and dedication will evolve industries to take on tomorrow's greatest challenges. And that's just the beginning. Because when your skills meet our unrivaled network and breadth of opportunity, your career is without bounds. Join our community to realize the impact of your work, help people around the world and connect with something greater. 

Corporate Strategy Associate:

The Corporate Strategy Associate will be part of high-priority projects and initiatives sponsored by Cargill’s Executive Team and senior business group leaders to develop high-impact corporate, business, and function strategies. Working within Cargill's Corporate Strategy group provides an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact within our company and the broader Food & Agriculture industry. You will work in partnership with leadership as trusted internal consultants to set Cargill’s strategic direction and drive sustained, profitable growth in an increasingly dynamic and global Food & Agriculture environment. You will think about how to manage the risks and capture the opportunities presented by the biggest global issues facing the world today – from food security, resource scarcity, and climate change to global trade flows and new technologies. Specific work may include evaluating market entry opportunities, developing new business models, or defining our long-term corporate strategy in response to emerging industry trends. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Written and verbal communications, including storyline development and executive presentation preparation 
  • Planning and structuring work in support of team leaders and overall project management 
  • Problem solving, including developing and testing hypotheses, qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis working towards feasible solutions 
  • Collaboration with business partners to capture information, create buy-in for recommendations, etc. 
  • Help manage the Corporate Strategy department through recruiting, training, coaching, and other teambuilding activities 
  • Bring an objective and external lens to Cargill 

Our Benefits:

No matter who you are or where you are, we’ve designed our plans and programs to meet your needs. We want to help you take care of what’s needed for today and offer protection to help with tomorrow’s what-ifs.  You’ll have access to a wide variety of flexible and inclusive programs to meet your health, financial, and work/life needs to support you and help you thrive. Eligible programs and incentives include:  

  • Paid holidays and floating holidays  
  • Paid time off  
  • Comprehensive health care plans 
  • Short term and long-term incentives  
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program 
  • Digital Learning Library 
  • Retirement plans  
  • Paid time to participate in volunteer and community outreach opportunities  
  • Tuition reimbursement programs 
  • Relocation benefits for those that qualify 

Our Vibrant Community:

At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and enhance our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees. 

Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:  

Asian Alliance Network, Cargill Young Professionals Network, Cargill Ability Network (iCAN), Cargill Ebony Council, Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW), Hispanic-Latino Council, Cargill Pride Network, Veterans & Military Support Network, and Cargill Women’s Network. 

Job Locations:

  • This position is based in Wayzata, MN 
  • This hybrid position has expectations around regular time in the office and allows for remote work at other times  

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing an MBA or relevant Master’s degree with anticipated graduation date in December 2023 or Spring/Summer 2024
  • Please note that a cover letter is required to be submitted with your application along with a resume. Please submit your cover letter and resume as one attachment to your application. 
  • 2-4 years of relevant work experience in consulting, strategy, food and agriculture, or other applicable roles 
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities, especially complex, ambiguous problems requiring integrated application of skills (e.g., finance, marketing, strategy, operations) 
  • Demonstrated team and project leadership skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • High sense of accountability, strong will to succeed, and demonstrated desire to learn 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • International business experience 
  • Bilingual, especially Spanish or Portuguese 
  • Ability to navigate complex organizations 
  • Ability to operate with partners across all levels of an organization 
  • Exposure to, or demonstrated affinity for, Food & Agriculture or related industries 
  • Ability to travel, potentially up to 20% (depending on project needs and COVID-19 related travel restrictions) 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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