Cargill Associate - Corporate Strategy in Asia, United States

Associate - Corporate Strategy

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.


CSD is Cargill's Corporate Strategy and Development department responsible for strategy development, mergers & acquisitions, and new business development at the corporate and business unit level. CSD has a dual mission to deliver impactful recommendations regarding Cargill's toughest business challenges, and to develop future business leaders. The CSD career path leads from Associate to Project Team Leader, after which you are expected to place into a frontline leadership role in one of Cargill’s businesses. A small number will continue within CSD to become strategy managers.

What we provide

  • Variety: You will work on strategy projects across Cargill’s broad array of businesses in the Asia Pacific region and globally

  • A global experience: You will think about how to manage the risks and leverage the opportunities presented by the biggest global issues facing the world today – from food security, food safety, and sustainability to global trade flows and new technologies and business models

  • Exposure to Cargill’s senior leadership: as an Associate you will work alongside Cargill’s senior executives

  • A strong general management foundation: In CSD, you will have the opportunity to lead and coach high-performing project teams, hone advanced strategy and general management skills, and develop a global network

Practice Areas

CSD Associates are specialized in one of two practice areas: Corporate Strategy or Corporate Development. Corporate Strategy professionals focus on strategy development at the corporate level and working directly with Enterprise Strategy Leads at the Group and Business levels of the organization. Corporate Development professionals focus on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures at every level of the organization. Each associate’s assignments and experiences will be based on Cargill’s business needs, as well as the Associate’s capabilities and development goals. CSD Singapore is only recruiting for CSD Associates from leading MBA programs for the Corporate Strategy practice area.


Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a MBA degree from a world leading university, with anticipated graduation date before July 2017.

  • Demonstrated leadership and teaming skills, preferably with demonstrated impact in a commercial environment.

  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities, especially on complex, ambiguous problems requiring the integrated application of skills (e.g., finance, marketing, strategy, operations).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required in English.

  • At least 3-5 years of work experience, with direct exposure to Asia and preferably to strategy projects.

  • Appetite for moderate to heavy travel (mostly regionally).

  • Full fluency (read/write/speak) in an Asian language is preferred.

Note:- Only Shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Job Process Optimization/Project Management

Primary Location Region - Asia

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: REG01603