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Analyst Strategic Initiatives at Cargill

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Wayzata, Minnesota

Job Description:

The Analyst, Strategic Initiatives role works closely with the leaders of Cargill’s Transformation Management Office (TMO) to support development and delivery of high-impact, high-value pilot projects that will be operationalized across Cargill upon completion. This position partners with Cargill’s senior leaders to develop winning models that drive sustained, profitable growth in an increasingly dynamic Food & Agriculture environment. Combined, your contributions will help Cargill accelerate transformation progress, reach new levels of success, and win more with customers.

You will set the pace of change and make Cargill better than the sum of its parts by:

  • Building next generation capabilities

  • Energizing the organization and evolving our culture

  • Generating significant financial value and simplifying how we work and grow

Principal Accountabilities

  • 40% Perform problem solving activities, including:

    • Approach, issue tree, and workplan development

    • Storyline and storyboard development

    • Industry, competitive, and market analysis

    • Opportunity sizing

  • 30% Define and develop common, shared, and/or standardized models and solutions

  • 20% Implement and operationalize pilot projects to quickly realize scale and scope economies, expand business capabilities, and bring significant value to Cargill

  • 10% Actively listen to others and learn new professional competencies / capabilities


  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • 2 years of experience in project strategy and development within a corporation or leading consulting firm

  • Strong and demonstrated leadership, problem solving, and project management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • High sense of accountability, strong will to succeed, demonstrated desire to learn, and pragmatism

  • Ability to travel, potentially up to 30% - 50% when necessary for a pilot project globally



  • Master’s / MBA from a top-tier university

  • Familiarity with Agile processes, project management standards, and process improvement methodologies

  • Able to work from an established Cargill hub