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Strategic Finance and Transformation Lead - Cargill Protein Europe

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Job ID 155116 Date posted 10/15/2021 Location : Wolverhampton, United Kingdom | Mechelen, Belgium | Warsaw, Poland | Schiphol, Netherlands

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 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

Possible locations: Netherlands, UK, Poland

In this role you will be an active partner in the development and execution of our business strategy, and investments. You will set clear financially focused targets for the business, provide forward-looking financial leadership and focus on value creation by providing insights to drive decisions and results. 

As Strategic Finance and Transformation Lead you will also manage the strategic portfolio of projects and programs, you will provide leadership in planning and executing key P&L driver projects.

You will be a key partner of the Cargill Protein Europe Managing Director and a member of the Europe leadership team. You will operate across countries, with responsibility for our Cargill Protein businesses in the UK, France, Netherlands and Poland. 

The job doesn’t consist of data collection processes, producing budgets, reports or forecasts. This is where an effective relationship with the Accounting and Finance and Planning and Reporting teams is necessary.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide proactive, financial leadership and insights to the business to drive value within Cargill Protein business in Europe.
  • Set financial stretch targets for short and long term plans, translating insights into business performance against competitor and industry trends to help leadership focus on the most critical risks and opportunities.
  • Evaluate and guide investment portfolio strategy including M&A gameboarding and cultivation; Oversee and support the development of business cases to ensure consistency and validate assumptions.
  • Partner with stakeholders to play an active role in identifying risks and opportunities, delivering clear presentations including defending positions on controversial topics.
  • Employ advanced modeling skills that bring new perspectives to the business. Establish performance metrics to drive strategy execution and partner with commercial leaders to shape, drive, and measure the execution of pricing strategies and market prioritization.
  • Develop plans, demonstrate an application of broad/diverse commercial knowledge with understanding of how all areas come together and operate as a business and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment
  • Lead and develop a team of experienced professionals and supervisors.
  • Manage a strategic portfolio of initiatives including opportunities to reduce or better manage working capital, COGS and SG&A expenses and advising business on execution strategy (in support of business partners across plant, enterprises and regions).


Minimum Qualifications

  • Confirmed ability to develop and execute long term strategic plans.
  • Strong business acumen, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent influencing and persuasive skills.
  • Experience in motivating teams for high performance.
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in in Economics, Finance or Business is preferred.
  • Confirmed experience in supporting Senior Stakeholders and the business in key investment decisions.
  • Experience with design, development and implementation of value-added business analytics. 

Our Offer
We 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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