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Corporate Strategy Manager

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Job ID MEC01398 Date posted 08/06/2020 Location : Mechelen, Belgium

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CSD is Cargill's Corporate Strategy and Development department is responsible for strategy development and mergers and acquisitions at the corporate and business unit level. CSD has a dual mission to deliver impactful recommendations regarding Cargill's toughest business challenges, and to develop future leaders. 

As the Manager Corporate Strategy and Development you work on strategy projects across Cargill’s broad array of businesses in the EMEA region and globally. You think about how to manage the risks and leverage the opportunities presented by the biggest global issues facing the world today – from food security, food safety, and sustainability to global trade flows and new technologies and business models. You work and advise Cargill’s senior executives and have the opportunity to lead and coach high-performing project teams, hone advanced strategy and general management skills, and develop a global network with colleagues from operations, finance, trading, and sales. You  support the EMEA CSD leadership in the build-up of the corporate strategy team. You act as “bridge” between CSD EMEA and corporate headquarters and help develop strategy talent by applying leadership and team competence within CSD, cultivating a highly effective culture. You are driver of change through focus on strategy implementation and execution - developing the strategy process and leading strategy projects.

Major Tasks

  • You lead development of strategy projects and manage  teams that may consist of corporate strategy analysts/ associates and/or members from the different businesses

  • You partner closely with Cargill’s commercial units to ensure best in class execution of strategy projects

  • You coordinate with all stakeholders (internal and external) to drive efficient process, leveraging from known best practices

  • You support director/managing director on making key strategic decisions and in implementation

  • You contribute to the identification, development, and implementation of business strategies relating to the development of new products, technologies, services, follow-on products, and/or industries

  • You lead identification of new markets, licensing opportunities, and determine the feasibility of business and product developments 

  • You perform economic analyses on new or improved product opportunities

  • You work as a consultant to executive teams, enterprise leaders, business leaders, and functional leaders on corporate strategy direction, as well as connecting with external stakeholders, external consultants, bankers, lawyers and other advisors

  • You provide strategic advice to senior business leaders on important strategic issues based on fact based analysis  with ability to develop clear recommendations

  • You partner with corporate and business strategy colleagues to develop target gameboards and cultivate potential acquisition targets for Cargill.



  • At least 4-6  years of working experience, preferably at least 4 years in strategy consulting industry and another  commercial roles such as sales, customer or operations experiences is an asset

  • A University degree from a reputable institution. An MBA from a top Business School is preferred. 

  • Direct exposure to EMEA region and strategy projects. 

  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written) required. 

  • Demonstrated leadership and teaming skills, preferably with quantifiable impact in a commercial environment. 

  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities, especially complex, ambiguous problems requiring the integrated application of multiple skills (e.g., finance, marketing, strategy, operations)

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. 

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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