Cargill Management Associate 2018 in Overland Park, Kansas

Management Associate 2018

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.


Early Careers at Cargill:

From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.

Management Associate Position:

The Management Associate is an entry-level agribusiness management position. Associates will complete an extensive 24-30 month training program which assists you in developing your technical and management skills. The program includes learning of both strategic and tactical business concepts within Cargill’s Feed and Nutrition business. Associates will be evaluated on their learning’s through leadership and actions. Once you have demonstrated an understanding of the business, you would be given management responsibilities in the functional area you trained reporting to the functional leaders in the business.

Management Associates are accountable for a wide variety of challenging aspects of the business including: revenue and profit growth, employee engagement, talent development.

Areas of responsibilities will include:

  • Feed formulation and pricing

  • Risk management

  • Commodity Merchandising

  • Business Financials

  • Customer relations

  • Staffing and Supervision

Summary :

Your career path can lead to divisional and corporate opportunities in functional and general management positions. Cargill also offers you the flexibility to move into Sales, Production management, or special project assignments based on your interest and personal skill development plan. Career advancement will include relocation based on the availability of openings at our multiple locations across the United States. Relocation can accelerate your career by helping you gain greater insight of our business and increase your managerial responsibilities.

Key Accountabilities :

Depending on the size and scope of the region, this position will have accountability or shared accountability for the following:

  • Revenue & Profit Growth – Product formulation leadership and projects. Pricing execution, consultant support on Formulation and Spot Pricing.

  • Marketing & Sales – Involvement in new product launch, customer segmentation, dealership management, value creation.

  • Customer Operations – Working capital management and customer service.

  • Talent Development & Engagement – Supervise, train, coach, challenge and motivate direct reports. Identify and interview candidates for administrative functional areas of the business.

  • Special projects as needed

Associate Program Benefits:

  • Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.

  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.

  • Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.

  • As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.

Job Locations:

  • Various US locations


Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited program

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

  • Willing and able to relocate, possibly multiple times

  • Ability to solve complex problems through collaboration, creativity and determination.

  • Strong analytical skills, aptitude to conceptualize big picture as well as dive into details

  • Ability to take calculated risks, and able to execute decisively

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Agri-business, Finance, Business Administration, Sales

  • Minimum GPA of 2.8

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job General Management

Primary Location US-KS-Overland Park

Other Locations United States

Req ID: UNI05211