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Senior Crop Analyst

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Job ID 178063 Date posted 01/10/2022 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 are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Crop Analyst will be responsible for conducting complex and broad trading analytics efforts by applying a deep understanding of market analytics. In this role, you will provide complex analysis of markets and other economic considerations, develop and deploy models, tools and processes to equip our teams to make trading, risk management, margin enhancement and asset utilization decisions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute best in class, complex global crop supply analytics efforts and provide guidance to more junior team members.

  • Align regional supply forecasting efforts with global objectives and ensure that crop supply analytics message is heard and understood globally.

  • Drive towards speed, accuracy and communication of confidence intervals for crop forecasts and lead crop continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Coach junior analysts to provide value for the trading team, showing connections between analyst team and business needs, demonstrating value of each analysis, sponsoring market and benchmark reports and serving as the link to outside market and benchmarks to support other analysts.

  • Develop and coordinate complex crop initiatives in conjunction with stakeholders.

  • Apply in depth understanding and broad knowledge of related areas to provide thought leadership for new data, technology, tools, and innovation and establish processes to efficiently capture potential crop signal generating data.

  • 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

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

  • Ability to quickly take disparate information and derive accurate insights

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and execute under tight timelines

  • Experience and proficiency in modeling techniques, coding and big data management

  • In field agronomics experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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