Cargill Cargill Animal Nutrition Risk Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cargill Animal Nutrition Risk Manager

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

The Risk Management Group (RMG) plays a key role in supporting Cargill’s strategic objective to strengthen its trading and risk management capabilities.

RMG’s vision is to be a leader in market risk management by successfully delivering on the following capabilities:

  • Preserve value through preemptive identification and having a holistic perspective of market risk to prevent surprises

  • Strengthen the our risk culture by expanding the risk-reward mindset and enhancing earnings through risk insights

  • Provide meaningful portfolio visibility to support an integrated operating approach

  • Promote an engaging risk culture and be recognized for best-in-class risk expertise

  • Able to attract and develop top talent for Cargill

The Risk Manager will actively contribute to RMG’s success in delivering on these capabilities within the business they support. The Risk Manager will ensure that all significant market risks are properly identified, quantified and communicated to support RMG’s value preservation mandate. In addition, this role will endeavor to partner with the commercial leadership team of the business and other embedded functions to develop and effectively communicate meaningful insights on the risk profile at the business/enterprise levels.

This Risk Manager Role will support the Cargill Animal Nutrition Enterprise’s central trading group which oversees the Feed & Nutrition, Aqua Nutrition, and Premix businesses. The Risk Manager will report to the Enterprise Risk Leader and will work closely with the central trading group, as well as, shared Risk Analysts.

Principal Accountabilities

40% Engage with the business to drive sound risk management processes, Quantification and understanding of business risks and insight that support improved business performance. Lead discussion on risk quantification and risk performance metrics with the business/group commercial team and the continuous improvement efforts on these metrics. Develop in depth familiarity with markets to deliver risk insights to commercial teams around potential outcomes and stress scenarios, in doing so drive a risk/reward culture. Lead regular market risk and risk performance meetings which drive alignment and consensus around risks and opportunities as well as performance learnings. Build deep understanding of the business, strong engagement with the commercial teams to drive a deeper understanding of implicit and explicit risks to ensure no surprises, lead assessment around any risk failures or breaches that do happen. Develop appropriate risk education and training within the business/group. Follow fiduciary obligations of the role.

20% Fiduciary and governance requirements of the CRC (Commodity Risk Committee). Ensure proper risk and position reporting to the enterprise and CRC, generate and edit exception requests, while also addressing any concerns or questions from Risk Leadership or the CRC.

15% Partner with the Enterprise Risk Manager and other group or business risk managers within the enterprise. Partner with the enterprise risk manager to ensure CRC and other risk policies and procedure are fully complied with in the business/group and that issues/concerns within the business/group are escalated. Liaise with other group/business risk managers and the enterprise risk manager to share learnings and best practices. Approve delegated limit and deal requests. Support enterprise and central teams portfolio analysis and insights. Identify and support continuous improvement opportunities.

15% Leading the group risk team. Work with enterprise risk leader to develop high performing and engaged teams that model Cargill’s leadership expectations, guiding principles, and behaviors. Assure the ongoing education, development, and career growth of the RMG team.

10% Build strong, collaborative relationships with key enterprise and functional leaders. Drive and enhance the partnership with Commodity Compliance, FP&A, and internal Audit to Ensure awareness of developments in their areas and bring RMG perspective to functional discussions.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3 plus years of trading, market risk, FP&A, market analytics, or equivalent in a financial or commodity trading environment

  • Detail-focused, process-oriented and possess excellent data management and report development ability

  • Demonstrated strong interest in commodity markets and commodity risk management

  • Proven ability to operate in a complex trading environment and manage conflicting demands

  • Commercial minded with a keen understanding of how their business experiences profit and loss

  • Demonstrated the ability and desire to learn and apply new concepts and methods and a naturally inquisitive mind

  • Comfortable providing and defending analysis where there is ambiguity

  • Team-player who is able to partner with individuals at multiple levels in the organization

  • Be a systems thinker understanding the implications of decisions and the knock-on effects to the organization

Preferred Qualificaitions

  • MBA or Masters Degree

  • Prior commodity risk experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MIN04896