Cargill Data and Analytics Manager in Wayzata, Minnesota

Data and Analytics 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 & Summary

Looking for a digitally aware and curious Analytics & Trend spotter who can develop a new cabability with the Corp. Affairs organization. The purpose will be to develop the team, its internal/external relationships and technology necessary to confidently use analytic tools, data and methodologies to identify, measure and track elements tied to our strategic priorities. This person will develop and lead a team of Data Scientists and analysts coverning a wide range of data sources including social media, Big Data both internally and externally to spot emerging trends, helping our senior leaders generate insights that are both forward-looking and commercially relevant -ideally to be predictive about what’s happening in the world.

40% Manage portfolio of analytic and trend spotting projects

  • Analyze data to understand user behavior and identify opportunities to enhance digital program performance and new growth opportunities.

  • Design effective and impactful reports and visualizations for both large and small scale distribution

  • Translate business questions and problems into actionable insights via data extraction and analysis

  • Support & drive efforts to establish a network / process / tools & framework to early identify trends affecting Cargill

  • Functions as an advisor to CA regarding metrics, analytics and trends; actively involved in daily operations

25% Liaise with other Corp.

  • Affairs practice area leads to Identify, prioritize and manage Measurement and Analytics (Ask the right questions; hold accountable; communicate trends, Generate dashboard summaries, etc.) - Measuring against our strategic priorities

  • Determine relevant metrics and create appropriate reporting to track and analyze the performance of various programs under CA.

  • Drives digital analysis agenda. Partners with other Corporate Affairs teams performing insights work.

20% Represent Corp.

  • Affairs and other stakeholders to coordinate digitalization activities occurring throughout the organization (HR, IT, Social Media & external data sources)

  • Collaborate with other business units to ensure data integrity and quality.

  • Serve as an expert and lead in digital analytics and work with other business units and functions to develop relevant metrics, segments and reporting.

  • Liaison with Cargill Strategy & Development team

10% Manage team of analysts and trend spotting resources

  • Accomplishes results through sr. level professional direct reports

  • Provides guidance and direction based on CA goals and priorities

5% Determine and manage portfolio of analytic tools


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in data sciences or related field

  • 7 or more years leading digital analytics projects or related activities

  • Experience with understanding/interpreting data of emerging channels/platforms like social media, video, and content partnerships

  • Experience with data analytics tools and strategies to determine user behaviors & trends

  • Travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in data sciences or related field

  • Previous experience working in the Food/Ag industry

  • Successful track record of helping to build and present concepts/programs to senior leaders and effectively executing programs

  • Solid project management skills

Success Factors

  • Proven ability to work with other clients to develop relevant metrics, segments and reporting

  • Experience designing effective and impactful reports and visualizations for both large and small scale distribution

  • Expertise in building communities and key relationships

  • Team player; organized, can prioritize

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job General Management

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY05956