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Corporate Strategy Associate


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Job Title: Corporate Strategy Associate
Location: Wayzata, MN, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Cargill, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Food & Beverage Products and Processing
Career Type: IT/Software Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A
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The Corporate Strategy Associate works closely with Cargill's Executive Team and other senior business leaders to develop high-impact corporate, business, and function strategies. Working within Cargill's Corporate Strategy group provides an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact within our company and the broader Food & Agriculture industry! You will work in partnership with Cargill's leadership to develop winning strategies that drive sustained, profitable growth in an increasingly dynamic and global Food & Agriculture environment. You will think about how to manage the risks and capture the opportunities presented by the biggest global issues facing the world today - from food security, resource scarcity, and climate change to global trade flows and new technologies. Specific work may include evaluating market entry opportunities, developing new business models, or defining our

long-term corporate strategy.

 

Principal Accountabilities

 

  • Written and verbal communications, including storyline development and executive presentation preparation
  • Planning and structuring work in support of team leaders and overall project management
  • Problem solving, including developing and testing hypotheses, qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis driving to feasible solutions
  • Collaboration with business partners to gather information, create buy-in for recommendations, etc.
  • Help manage the Corporate Strategy department through, e.g., recruiting, training, coaching, and other team-building activities
  • Bring an objective and external lens to Cargill


Skills:
 Required
  • Master's/MBA degree plus 1 year direct experience in a corporate strategy role or strategy consulting firm (i.e. McKinsey, Bain, BCG)  OR Bachelor degree and 6 years of progressive experience in strategy and/or management consulting
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities with strong business acumen, especially complex, ambiguous problems requiring integrated application of skills (e.g., finance, marketing, strategy, operations)
  • Demonstrated team and project leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High sense of accountability, strong will to succeed, and demonstrated desire to learn
  • Ability to travel, potentially up to 20% (depending on project needs)
  
Preferred
  • Master's/MBA degree
  • International business experience
  • Bilingual, especially Spanish or Portuguese
  • Ability to navigate complex organizations
  • Ability to operate with stakeholders across all levels of an organization
  • Exposure to, or demonstrated affinity for, Food & Ag or related industries
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Job Post Date: 05/18/19
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