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Corporate Strategy Senior Associate

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Job ID 166755 Date posted 11/18/2021 Location : Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota | Wayzata, 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.

Job Purpose and Impact

The purpose of the Corporate Strategy Associate is to work closely with Cargill’s Executive Team, Enterprise and Group Leaders, Functions, and others to develop and implement corporate strategy. The Associate could also be involved in supporting Enterprise Strategy Lead(s) and relevant Enterprise and Group strategy teams to work on local/specific strategy projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work in teams to provide fact-based analysis, creative thinking and consulting to Cargill businesses and leaders. Perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis, synthesize results and communicate actionable recommendations to address key questions and strategic choices.
  • Prepare recommendation documents using advanced communication skills to influence business leaders and collaborate with wide range of stakeholders.
  • Support Corporate Strategy Director and Managers on short term strategic projects, through leadership, to strengthen the team.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience participating in team problem solving, managing workstreams and an understanding of stakeholder management
  • Experience leveraging written and oral communication to convey complex messages in a simple way
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply


  • Master's degree or other post-secondary degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 2 years prior corporate strategy experience
  • Experience supporting complex international projects and working with diverse teams and cultures
  • Bilingual
  • Consultant experience in corporate strategy consulting firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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