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Emerging Business Leader

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Job ID 153415 Date posted 10/04/2021 Location : Hopkins, Minnesota

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 protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Emerging Business Leader will foster and grow our business development activities and revenue from new and existing market segments and channels supporting Cargill's Salt business. We seek a results-oriented professional who will prioritize activities to grow value in existing and adjacent market segments with an innovative and growth mindset.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify and incubate new business opportunities and commercial partnerships
  • Create business development strategies, targeted investments and annual business development plans to reach business objectives and revenue
  • Work closely with Market teams, as well as, customer/consumers to understand business requirements and market needs
  • Identify new market segments, products, services and opportunities for business development, calculating returns and investment
  • Work with Market teams to identify MADJV targets and maintain gameboard for the Group
  • Obtain agreement to execute the investment, resources and actions required for business development
  • Other duties as assigned
  • You will serve as an expert in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues/problems. You may provide direction to lower level and cross-functional team members and be a key contributor



  • Minimum of six years of related work experience including strategy, business development or innovation
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Ability to travel up to 25%


  • Master of Business Administration
  • Ability to see the big picture, develop strategies, and translate to action plans
  • Track record of success developing new products, services, and solutions 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to conduct financial and strategic analysis
  • Experience in a corporate development or strategy role
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence a broad variety of business leaders on strategies and new business development opportunities
  • Sound understanding of rapid innovation processes and disruptive technologies
  • Experience working in an innovation center or incubation function leading teams in incubation mode and experience taking projects from idea to commercialization

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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