Business Analyst
Cargill - Wayzata, MN

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Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities.

Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values.

Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company and employs 142,000 people in 65 countries with annual revenues in excess of $133.9 billion. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and

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A Business Analyst works in the Strategy & Business Development department as part of a high-powered team addressing a wide variety of performance, growth and organization issues. Business Analysts use multi-disciplinary approaches towards mathematical and qualitative reasoning in the context of structured team problem-solving. This role provides scope and opportunity for entry-level professionals with a desire to gain exposure to a wide variety of business models and a passion to improve corporate performance.

A Business Analyst is usually responsible for a solving a discrete problem within a larger project, often by managing a major stream of work under the supervision of highly experienced managers. Most team members will have advanced degrees. Over the course of the 2-3 year program, Business Analysts will normally participate in several types of high profile projects: Business Unit and Function strategies, Business Development (i.e. acquisitions, mergers, divestures, joint ventures), and long-term Corporate Strategy. As an analyst develops, he/she will take increased responsibility over problem-solving in projects and will also learning to apply best practices with limited supervision. Successful and experienced analysts will have the opportunity to coach and develop new analysts.

Principal Accountabilities:
30% Research and gather primary and secondary data, including internal operating data, market information, and interviews.

30% Analyze the results of research using financial, strategic, and organizational models.

20% Prepare and present reports and presentations that communicate findings and recommendations.

10% Support internal practice development by contributing project results and insights to SBD’s common knowledge base.

10% Participate in and contribute to one or more SBD department innovation teams –Community Building, Employee Engagement, Training, and Recruiting.


4 year BA / BS Degree

Exceptional analytical skills, including mathematical reasoning

Exceptional interpersonal skills

Learning agility

Creative, innovative thinking

Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Clear communication, both written oral and written

Willingness to travel, including globally, up to 30% of the time

Fluency in English

Fluency in second language Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, or Chinese

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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