Cargill Risk & Compliance Analyst (Vendor Management Office) in Wayzata, Minnesota

Risk & Compliance Analyst (Vendor Management Office)

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.


Strategic Sourcing & Procurement is a global organization with regional category teams in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific that, along with a strong core team and procurement alignment, are implementing new sourcing strategies to support Cargill businesses and functions. Strategic Sourcing & Procurement employees gain broad exposure to Cargill businesses as they drive tangible value for the organization.

Regional category teams are organized around 5 category areas that drive spend activity for chemicals/energy, ingredients, packaging, plant materials and services, and corporate materials and services. Regional category teams develop and drive regional and global category strategies to leverage Cargill's position in the market, drive stronger connectivity, accountability and relationships with Cargill businesses, and clearly understand the requirements of the businesses they support.

The Vendor Management Office (VMO) Risk & Compliance Analyst will support the implementation of the global VMO strategy and perform more complex analytics of vendor risk and compliance (pre and qualification support) for the Regional Category Teams and Global Category Teams located in the region and, eventually, some other BOSC (Business Operations and Supply Chain) functions with information that may drive strategies and best practice sharing. This includes the definition of VMO role and responsibilities in conducting category and vendor segmentation; support to MAESTRO (Procure to Pay automation solution) project to ensure business readiness; the relationship management with multiple vendors and information providers in order to achieve business objectives, evaluation of the supply risk, support to strengthen food safety controls, evaluation of vendor’s financial and legal situation, and establishing connections with areas that impacts those services like Legal, D&BI, FSS, FSQR, EHS etc. She/ he will lead the implementation of policies/ procedures and set communications with new and current vendors. The role will also demand specialist knowledge of the defined area, internally and externally.

Other relevant information to the position

  • Influence to shape the future state of sourcing processes.

  • Gain deep knowledge on CSSP and BU’s processes.

  • Interact with COE, CSSP categories and BUs to deliver business goals.

  • Regional exposure

Principal Accountabilities -


  • Execute the Qualification of Alternative Vendors to ensure Business Continuity.

- Request and expedite required documentation.

- Perform or expedite related pre-qualification activities.

- Follow-up and Expedite S/EM or technical qualification.

- Report qualification output and register support.

  • Conduct Vendor Pre-qualification based on VMO Requests.

- Assess VMO Request and check completion.

- Gather required documentation/ information and perfom risk analysis.

- Assume vendor credit analysis within the VMO, execute as necessary

- Report pre-qualification output and register support.

  • Support S/EM Initiatives.

- Participate in S/EM (FSQR) regular meetings.

- Expedite qualification process to avoid production disruptions.

- Support innovation projects with corporate/ selected vendors.

- Interface to the business addressing CSSP needs, creating awareness into unnecessary uniqueness across sites & businesses, identify business-side improvement opportunities and leverage BOSC to increase commonality in approach


  • Drive the continuous development & deployment of the VMO framework for NA with guidance of global VMO & in-region COE

  • Plug VMO into other COE & category capabilities in region (contracting, contract management, category cards, category management / playbooks etc…) to provide a seamless, efficient, connected, as well as a sustained & disciplined experience for CSSP.

  • Create strong ties with category teams and make sure needs are addressed.

  • Deploy VMO capabilities according to regional & global priorities, supporting/coaching VMO & Procurement ops resources as needed to reach objectives.

  • Create strong ties with other Functions to support VMO risk analysis and monitoring.

  • Interface with the Project MAESTRO team to ensure business readiness.

  • Identify and select information providers to support VMO risk analysis and monitoring.

  • Analyze & report out on VMO performance (KPI), identify improvement opportunities, recognize outstanding results.


  • On-going vendor segmentation, risk, and guideline/ procedure management

  • Manage vendor and category segmentation for the region on an on-going basis

  • Manage regional vendor policy. Monitor and report out compliance.

  • Conduct trainings and be accountable to ensure awareness in region is adequate


  • SRM support

  • Provide vendor KPI reporting where it brings the most value.

  • Support categories to understand vendor performance and provide inputs into negotiation preparation & vendor review meetings


Required Qualifications -

  • Bachelor’s Degree Economics, Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain, Business

  • 2 years of experience in Finance/Procurement / Supply Chain / Operations Roles.

  • 1 years Project Management.

  • Familiar to the use or design of KPI’s.

  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral /presentations).

Preferred Qualifications -

  • Ability to manage and analyze great quantities of data, summarize it and provide insights.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and influence people at different levels in the organization.

  • Ability to negotiate with clients focused in win/win outcomes.

  • Customer service oriented.

  • Comfortable in working under pressure (resilient).

  • Proficient in tool such as Ariba, DNBi, BI

  • Some experience in ERP, MRP I & MRP II.

  • Some experience in risk management processes.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY05855