Cargill CAN North Asia A&F Decision Support Lead in Shanghai, China

CAN North Asia A&F Decision Support Lead

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 Accounting and Finance (A&F) position provides analytical support to the business leadership team by monitoring performance and identifying areas for improvement including cost optimization, volume and margin analysis over customer and product segments as well as works with the global FP&A team members on project related activities and analysis. Part of the responsibility is to collaborate with business stakeholders to define new metrics. This role is to lead decision support team and develop capability to strong support FP&A team and better serve business leaders as key partner.

Principal Accountabilities :

- Decision Support60%

  • Identify analytics needs of internal teams through a comprehensive understanding of their business and collaboration with its stakeholders.

  • Partner with internal customers to develop analyses that lead to actionable insights that improve business decision making, performance, and business growth.

  • Define and work with stakeholders to improve data integrity and usefulness throughout the platform, including identification of opportunities to improve operations and processes that impact data.

  • Monitor operational performance including variance analysis and comparison against forecast and budget.

  • Support with preparation of financial business plan, forecasts and budget.

  • Assist with monthly reporting (regional and global) and communicate results to the BU leadership.

  • Identify improvement opportunities and present the supporting information.

  • Collaborate with group FP&A analysts teams and A&F teams regionally

- Develop talent and Build up Team Capability30%

  • Identify, develop and coach direct reports to ensure we have high performing teams. Empower team to initiate change and drive results.

  • Create a culture of self-driven curiosity development and encourage intellectual curiosity to meet individual development goals.

  • Develop analytics skill and build up deeper business insight within team to build up capability

- Ad-hoc Project Support10%

  • Provide analytical support for the CAN global FP&A activity

  • Active participation in various business finance initiatives and other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Finance or Accounting

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a financial role, preferably in a business analysis role

  • 5 years experience in team lead role

  • 1 years experience with SAP

  • Experience in a financial business analysis / finance management role, preferably gained within a manufacturing sector

  • Proven experience in identifying key metrics, developing reports and analytical views in business intelligence tools

  • Experience and understanding of a wide variety of analytical processes, tools, and approaches

  • Experience with business driven / self-service business intelligence

  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills with attention to detail

  • Ability to understand a problem, structure the analysis needed to solve it and come up with innovative and insightful solutions and recommendations

  • Good project management skills

  • Collaborative team player with good interpersonal skills

  • Result driven, open personality with a pro-active attitude

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to build relationships and influence people

  • Strong team player able to work and communicate effectively using virtual technology with a worldwide team.

  • Enthusiastic hands-on and can-do mentality.

  • Excellent numerical and Excel skills.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to juggle conflicting priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge of SAP ECC and/or BW is considered a plus

  • Occasional travel can be required. (10% - 25%)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as an analyst in a large business, enterprise, or COE such as CFR

  • Experience working with global partners

  • Strong understanding of processes and systems in Cargill

  • Understanding and experience working with JDE, SAP, and Tableau

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location China-Shanghai

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SHA00646