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Projects and Investments Manager

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Job ID 118969 Date posted 09/20/2021 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 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.Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Projects and Investments Manager in Global Edible Oil Solutions will support strategy and gameboard development and implementation for our business growth plans. In this role, you will partner with business and function leaders across multiple enterprises to prepare, participate and execute gameboards and support cultivation and due diligence activities involved with scouting, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. You will develop global & regional strategic roadmaps, evaluate growth investment opportunities and support regional teams in the execution of these projects. We seek a professional who can collaborate with our global commercial teams to apply strategic choice frameworks, drive analysis that helps the senior leadership make high impact capital investment decisions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Influence business leaders and guide key milestones for successful strategy execution and portfolio management and lead due diligence and cultivation on selected targets.
  • Provide analytics, communication, workstream leadership and external industry insights needed to remain relevant and to support refinement of the business strategy based on the provided deliverables.
  • Lead gameboard workstreams by partnering closely with business and functional leaders to support mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
  • Provide thought leadership and support to other workstreams through developing gameboard approach, target scouting and prioritization and prepare gameboard update deliverables.
  • Lead scouting, cultivation and due diligence activities to identify potential targets for the business's gameboard collaborating with research and development, technical experts, segment and category leads and portfolio teams to gather and communicate relevant insights to improve our gameboard.
  • Collaborate with other leaders in the organization, across the business, functions and other enterprises to support the integration of target gameboards that are successfully cultivated.
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Business and finance modeling skills and ability to provide company or industry profiles and financial summaries
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and projects to meet timelines and deliver results
  • Confirmed ability to effectively collaborate, influence and lead change
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skill to solve complex problems
  • Experience providing impactful and effective communications through the use of presentations
  • Experience working with diverse teams and global cultures to accomplish goals
  • Experience coaching, developing talent and building high performing teams and the ability to influence technical and business leaders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Ten years plus of related work experience evaluating new initiatives to support long term business growth, for example, new market entry, product portfolio expansion, channel diversification etc.
  • Experience in evaluating company financials and making future market growth and cash flow projections  

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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