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Cargill Risk Investors Director (Open to remote) in Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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

Trade and Capital Markets group (TCM) is one of many business groups within Cargill, TCM’s objective is to create innovative financial solutions, often through trade finance tools for banks and corporates as well as bespoke financial products for both Cargill buyers and suppliers, in frontier, emerging and developed markets.

We are looking for an articulate, self-motivated, and naturally innovative person with a regional country expertise keen to develop a long-term career in a very transaction-driven and intellectually challenging environment, within a respected and profitable global team. The candidate will demonstrate a strong interest and personal accountability for the business and an ability to understand and articulate financial structures internally and externally.

The Risk Investors Director will be responsible for developing new highly complex investor relationships and maintaining those relationships. Using advanced knowledge and experience, the RIG Trader will ensure successful distribution of trade finance and commodity finance transactions generated by TCM. Using advanced knowledge of highly complex financial products and transactions, the RIG Trader will also generate innovative ideas and develop new product strategies.

Key Accountabilities

70% Development of new risk investors - follow up leads from the market, industry-based intelligence and market knowledge to identify, onboard and transact with new investors for TCM.

10% Management of investors and successful distribution of trade finance and commodity assets - work with TCM’s existing investors to obtain deep insights into investment criteria to further develop & enhance investor relationships.

10% Global coordination with other traders within TCM- work within a global team to ensure TCM optimizes investor capacity and allocation of assets across geographies and investor pools.

10% Dedicated Focus on Innovation ideas and development of new product strategies - leverage market insights to develop new or enhance existing, TCM products to meet investor requirements or open new investor capacity.


Minimum Required Qualification

  • University degree or massive open online courses (‘MOOC’) equivalent(s), in a relevant discipline

  • Track record, established over minimum of 7 years, of strong multi-sector commodity and project finance knowledge

  • Track record of having developed successful commercial relationships with senior-level clients

  • Track record of having distributed transactions to institutional investors &/or family offices

  • Financial Markets risk mitigation tools used widely in the industry

  • English language fluency

Preferred Required Qualifications

  • Corporate credit training

  • In-depth knowledge of the insurance industry, including policy wording & methods of distributing insured transactions to investors

  • Ability to understand and analyze corporate financial statements

  • Highly self-motivated, with strong personal organizational skills

  • Willingness to constantly innovate and learn new products and skills and to drive change when needed

  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese

Additional Information

This position is open to remote candidates

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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