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Process & Solution Advisor - Finance

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Job Title: Process & Solution Advisor - Finance
Location: Hopkins, MN, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Cargill, Inc
Industry Sector: Food/Processing
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A
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Position Purpose & Summary

The Business Process Consulting (BPC) Finance Advisor will have broad Finance experience and work closely with business partners and internal teams by providing expertise and insight to execute and possibly lead highly complex process, data, and technology solutions. Candidates for this position are expected to be advanced professionals with substantial knowledge in the systems & process design and implementation space and have experience on low, medium and high rigor IT projects. Candidates are also recognized as a subject matter expert in a field or system/process area within the organization. This job requires experience managing relationships effectively with all levels inside and outside of the organization, lead others and/or projects, and drive results by determining objectives and approaches for the project. Proven change management capabilities are integral to all areas of the activities in this space. Additionally, they will proactively raise issues and collaborate with appropriate resources around controls to identify and resolve highly complex problems using innovation, provide process expertise, governance and make challenging decisions across extremely complex, varied tasks where problems are vaguely defined and strategic in nature. Activities will include business process management, process metrics, continuous improvement to help the Enterprise/Functions achieve the value from ERP and other investments in technology-enabled transformations.

Principal Accountabilities

50% Business Readiness 
  • Current State Assessment - Assess Enterprise/Function current state capabilities across process, data, technology and reporting. Ensure that the current state work can effectively translate into requirements that the Enterprise will execute prior to the start of deployment for a more successful transformation. 
  • Assist Enterprise in understanding end state process and data requirements  and developing a business readiness plan to further mature their capabilities to required levels for entry into a technology deployment project, with particular emphasis on ERP. 
  • Identify, lead and champion change management, communication, and training needs.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and guidance throughout the development and execution of the business readiness program.  Assist in on-going assessments to ensure BU action plan is preparing them to levels required to meet project entry criteria for ERP and other technology deployments.
  • Provide feedback and support to Global Process Owners and Managers to continue to mature our business readiness materials and approach to improve effectiveness of the program

45% - Continuous Improvement Work
  • Collaborate with BPC colleagues and Enterprise super users to conduct periodic health assessments.
  • Leverage assessment model to assist Enterprise in identification and development of a continuous improvement project portfolio to ensure process. Engage and influence business sponsors and users and contribute value to their targeted business outcomes.  Indirectly and at times directly influence objectives and goals for a business unit or geography.
  • Collaborate, lead and champion change with key internal and external senior stakeholders, peers, and senior leadership members to ensure complex solutions are implemented successfully.
  • Lead, guide, explain, clarify, and negotiate solution options and influence business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture.  Persuade stakeholders to accept new ideas, approaches, techniques, and standards as required. 
  • Identify opportunities to connect Enterprise clients with other enterprises, functions or external companies to drive best practices and share knowledge across Cargill.
  • Enable the business processes in alignment with the Enterprise strategies and integrated roadmap that maximize value capture.
  • Work within our Enterprises and Functions to assess our current use of ERP solutions and one or more process areas.  Provide expertise and identification/execution of continuous improvement activities to achieve our end state goals and value from our investment in ERP.
  • Provide support and consultation to Enterprises working thru continuous improvement opportunities with a goal of capturing value realization targets
  • Provide content leadership in the one or more process areas in Finance to ensure appropriate localization design decisions are consistent across Enterptises/Functions, change management is incorporated, and appropriate controls/governance are implemented 

5% - Other Project Delivery Responsibilities (may include some or all of the following)
  • Provide subject matter expertise in one or more system or applications.  
  • Work across process and technology teams to identify and resolve highly complex and ambiguous issues where answers are not readily apparent and manage inter-dependencies between integration points.
  • Serve as a Major Process liaison with the Enterprises/Functions and Global IT 
  • Establish a regular cadence with key Cargill stakeholders (ex. GPO, Regional A&F Team,  and Global I/T) and build an understanding of Cargill's strategic goals, current state, and future changes which will add value within Finance. 


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 
  • English fluency
  • 8 years of business experience or related IT experience on medium to large scale projects
  • 5 years overall ERP experience, including Finance expertise
  • 3 years experience in continuous and process improvement projects
  • Established subject matter expert in one or more of the Finance areas including:  Period End Close, General Ledger Accounting, Product Costing, Accounts Receivable, and/or Accounts Payable, COPA and/or Profitability Analysis
  • Demonstrated consulting skills to assess areas of opportunity and influence clients to adopt improvement plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and build partnerships with key contacts in Global IT, Functions, Enterprises, and other CoEs  - influencing and leading others at all levels of the organization
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    Job Post Date: 04/06/19
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