Cargill CFR-Financial Reporting BI Analyst in Wayzata, Minnesota

CFR-Financial Reporting BI Analyst

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.


This position is a member of the financial reporting group within Cargill’s global Corporate Financial Reporting (CFR) department. CFR is a global center of expertise (COE) within the finance job family that provides financial information and services to Cargill’s key decision makers. An experience within CFR offers a broad global perspective of the enterprise and an opportunity to work as part of a global team.

This position will enable the analysis capabilities for CFR’s key stakeholders. The role will actively partner with multiple stakeholders to solve problems through data and the application of reporting and analysis tools. The role requires an Analyst skilled in data, reporting and analysis best practices, and technical concepts. The role will create and deliver data sets, metrics, reports, dashboards and insights for the organization. The role works with stakeholders to address current initiatives and future opportunities to advance the use of data and analysis for the company.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • 30% Analyze and Deliver New Reports: Working directly with stakeholders across Cargill, the BI Analyst will evaluate business requirements and develop BI solutions. Strong communication skills are required to solicit the requirements and communicate with non-technical business stakeholders effectively.

  • 30% Development of Technical Solutions: Responsible for development of technical solutions needed in order to provide an effective and efficient data and analysis solution that can support the business. Through knowledge of data structures, ability to join/integrate tables in order to provide the necessary data for analytics and/or reporting.

  • 20% BI Reporting Governance and Process Improvement: The BI Analyst will be responsible for the governance (standards and documentation) of solutions developed. The Analyst will also be responsible for identifying opportunities to catalogue, streamline and improve data and analysis solutions.

  • 20% Mentorship / Coaching: Provide coaching and training to Analysts across the business on the use of data / analysis / reporting tools. Helping analysts utilize the tools in the most efficient and effective manner.



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant business experience

  • Experience with data modeling, data warehousing, and data integration

  • Experience with advanced reporting, business intelligence, database querying and data warehousing concepts

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and decision making skills

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and take partners to understand the business context

  • Experience with educating and training others and/or helping stakeholders with using data and reporting to solve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and operate in ambiguous situations

  • Strong Microsoft Tools experience including Excel


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Management, MIS, or Computer Science

  • Advanced Degree in a relevant business or technical discipline

  • Certification in Microsoft platform (Access, Excel, Visio, SharePoint)

  • 3 years’ experience in a BI/Reporting, IT Architect or Data Analyst role

  • Work experience across multiple lines of business and/or within IT function

  • Microsoft Power BI

  • SAP experience

  • SQL, Business Objects

  • Demonstrated ability to understand business requirements and identify data patterns, trends and risks

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others without direct authority

  • Knowledge of quality improvement or process improvement tools and techniques or willingness and aptitude to learn them (ie: Lean, 6 Sigma)

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and effectively navigate the organization to identify where expertise resides

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY05722