Cargill Project Manager in Geneva, Switzerland

Project Manager


Location: London (City), Minneapolis or Geneva

Cargill’s Risk Management Group (RMG) places a critical role in enabling Cargill’s trading and risk management capability, strengthening our risk culture and leading the following:

  • Preserve value through pre-emptive identification of risk and by bringing a holistic perspective of market risk to improve risk estimation

  • Evolve Cargill’s risk-reward mind-set and enhance earnings through unique and timely risk insights

  • Partner with the businesses and functions and deliver best-in-class risk expertise

  • Provide meaningful portfolio visibility to support an integrated operating approach

  • Attract and develop top talent for Cargill

RMG is an integrated organisation made up of three teams: Enterprise Risk, Risk Measurements CoE and Risk Operations and Execution (RO&E).

The RO&E team is a centralized team that creates cohesion throughout RMG through their ownership of end to end transaction flows as they pertain to derivatives and market risk management. Specifically derivatives execution, clearing and related external relationships; derivatives middle office operations for all Cargill enterprises; deployment of technology and digitalization and management of special projects.

The RO&E Project Manager will lead, manage and maintain the portfolio of projects and initiatives for RMG. This position ensures that all projects are prioritised, planned, tracked and delivered in line with RO&E’s requirements and that internal and external business and Global I.T. resources are assigned, held accountable and managed to a high standard of delivery. Defining and communicating solid business cases aligned to RMG’s strategic vision, and measurement and communication using systematic reporting, operational dashboards and metrics for all projects and the overall RMG project portfolio are also an important part of this role.

This position requires the ability to effectively collaborate with external and internal business and technology stakeholders, partner with Global I.T./vendors whilst holding them accountable and working with all three RMG teams to drive business value for RMG. The partnership between this position and the RO&E Data Scientist role will be critical for successful project implementation.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Leads project business cases, requirements and implementation for RMG in market risk management and derivatives

  • Accountable for tactical and strategic RMG project delivery in line with industry best practice and Cargill standards

  • Plans and delivers projects on budget, on time and within managed scope

  • Ensures internal and external business and Global I.T. project resources are assigned, held accountable for all project milestones and tasks, and managed to a high standard of delivery

  • Responsible for business requirements, functional specifications, support procedures, materials for communication, business continuity and disaster recovery as part of project delivery

  • Ensures sound procedures, and system and integrations testing and support for all solutions implemented

  • Responsible for the systematic reporting, operational dashboards and metrics for projects

  • Holds Global I.T., Global I.T. Business Relationship Manager and external vendors accountable for best in class project and operational support

  • Drives continuous improvement by planning and implementing technical enhancements and upgrades on all technology, always advancing RMG to best in class

  • Prioritises, tracks, reports and effectively communicates existing and pending portfolio of projects through systematic reporting, operational dashboards and metrics

  • Supports RO&E’s planning and forecasting process

  • Partners effectively with Global I.T. and the RO&E Data Scientist to deliver projects.

  • Defines and delivers business cases and gains senior stakeholder approval and engagement

  • Leads, motivates, coaches and manages multi-functional teams to achieve objectives


  • A degree in project management, business related subjects or equivalent

  • Proven project management experience in financial services, including portfolio, and demand and project delivery processes

  • Experience within a derivatives and/or market risk management environment - preferred

  • Strong individual initiative and drive with the ability to effectively influence and deliver business cases and gain senior stakeholder approval and engagement

  • Experience collaborating with regional teams to define business requirements and deliver solutions that meet business goals

  • Strong practical project delivery experience in business process design across integrated platforms involving process, data and technology

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, change management skills and proven track record of delivering objectives

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively influence at all levels of the organisation

  • Exceptional written skills with good attention to detail and the ability to write business requirements, functional specifications and develop materials for communication

  • Strong organisational skills, multi-tasking and project planning skills with the ability to pro-actively prioritise and consistently execute at a high standard

  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new business opportunities and technology

  • Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical and analytical skills

  • Demonstrates sound judgement, logic and decisiveness

  • Strong internal controls orientation

  • Ability to operate in a complex trading environment

  • Good experience in leading, motivating, coaching and managing multi-functional teams

  • Global travel will be required, up to 20%

  • Practical experience in derivatives and/or market risk management -Preferred

  • Practical experience in physical commodities-Preferred

  • Business strategy development-Preferred

  • Industry certifications-Preferred

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced, stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Job Process Optimization/Project Management

Primary Location United Kingdom-ENG-London

Other Locations Switzerland-GE-Geneva, US-MN-Minneapolis

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MIN04904