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Cargill Commercial Excellence Associate 2023 in Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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.

Position Application:

To be considered for employment, candidates must apply online and complete the entire application. Complete applications are required prior to participating in an interview process.

Your Role:

Connect to meaningful work. Feed the world. Achieve your higher purpose.

What if your ideas could nourish the world? As an associate, we transfer your knowledge and skills into profound experiences that positively impact our global community. From food to transportation, your innovative solutions, collaboration and dedication will evolve industries to take on tomorrow's greatest challenges. And that's just the beginning. Because when your skills meet our unrivaled network and breadth of opportunity, your career is without bounds. Join our community to realize the impact of your work, help people around the world and connect with something greater.

Commercial Excellence Associate 2023

Organization Overview

The Commercial Excellence (CE) Center of Expertise (COE) is a global organization that builds commercial capabilities and designs best practices across enterprises to accelerate customer-driven growth. The CE COE operates across seven different priority areas: Route-to-Market Strategy, Customer and Consumer Insights, Strategic Pricing, Digital Customer Experience, Sales Operations and Enablement, Marketing and Brand, and Commercial Talent.

The CE COE puts customers at the center of the way we work. Our goal is to advance a customer-driven culture and help businesses achieve sustainable organic growth in ways that optimize value for our customers. The CE COE responds to market disruption with bold thinking and transformational approaches, leveraging Cargill’s global expertise to drive change cross-enterprise by developing and scaling commercial capabilities and mindsets of the future.

Position Overview

The CE COE Associate works closely with CE COE global leaders and advisors to support development and advancement of global best practices and strategies for commercial capability building. As part of the CE COE, Associates will help set the standard for commercial excellence across our businesses and regions, making Cargill better than the sum of its parts by:

  • Energizing the organization and evolving our culture

  • Building next generation commercial capabilities

  • Advancing how we work and grow with customers

The CE COE Associate’s contributions will help Cargill reach new levels of maturity and effectiveness to win in our global markets and with our customers.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Lead and support development of global commercial best practices and capabilities, aligned with CE initiatives and priorities, that will generate near-term value and long-term organic, customer-driven growth for Cargill

  • Advise and partner with businesses and enterprises on commercial ecosystem transformation efforts and CE capability-building projects – from strategy, planning, and design through implementation, activation, and sustainment; support delivery of commercial capabilities and future state organizations in line with broad business and CE strategic objectives

  • Work with stakeholders across the CE COE and Cargill broadly to understand commercial dependencies, problem-solve, build relationships, refine approaches, synthesize learnings, and develop globally consistent but locally relevant solutions that scale effectively to deliver strategic and commercial value across businesses, regions, and enterprises

Our Benefits:

No matter who you are or where you are, we’ve designed our plans and programs to meet your needs. We want to help you take care of what’s needed for today and offer protection to help with tomorrow’s what-ifs. You’ll have access to a wide variety of flexible and inclusive programs to meet your health, financial, and work/life needs to support you and help you thrive. Eligible programs and incentives include:

  • Paid holidays and floating holidays

  • Paid time off

  • Comprehensive health care plans

  • Short term and long-term incentives

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program

  • Digital Learning Library

  • Retirement plans

  • Paid time to participate in volunteer and community outreach opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement programs

  • Relocation benefits for those that qualify

Our Vibrant Community:

At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and enhance our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.

Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:

Asian Alliance Network, Cargill Young Professionals Network, Cargill Ability Network (iCAN), Cargill Ebony Council, Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW), Hispanic-Latino Council, Cargill Pride Network, Veterans & Military Support Network, and Cargill Women’s Network.

Job Locations:

  • This position is based in Wayzata, MN

  • Flexibility to work remotely as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing an MBA or relevant Master’s degree with anticipated graduation date in December 2022 or Spring/Summer 2023

  • Ability to manage a diverse set of stakeholders toward a defined set of objectives

  • Strong attention to detail and a laser-like focus on value capture

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and problem-solving skills, including working with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds

  • Strong critical thinking abilities, including the ability to develop strong logical hypotheses and confidently take ideas from concept to action

  • High sense of accountability, strong comfort in ambiguity, and a drive to create meaningful structure in broad context

  • Strong desire to learn

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of relevant professional experience in commercial functions, organizational strategy, and/or food/agriculture

  • Experience navigating complex, global organizations

  • Experience working with international stakeholders

  • Bilingual

  • Previous Cargill internship experience

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.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.