Cargill Sr. Energy Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sr. Energy 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.


Position Purpose & Summary


Internal Energy Services (IES) manages Cargill’s North American businesses energy exposure and physical supply negotiations for production facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Risk management strategies are managed pursuant to corporate governed hedge programs for natural gas, electricity and transportation fuel. This position will be responsible for fundamental energy market analysis in support of IES desk point of view (POV). Responsibilities include building and maintaining models for hedging decisions, assisting to identify market opportunities and strategies to achieve performance objectives defined under any hedge pool, and providing market intelligence/information/updates for both internal and external risk management activities. This position is based in Hopkins, MN.


Principal Accountabilities


50% Supply and Demand Modeling and Analysis

  • Build, maintain and manage supply and demand models for the North American natural gas markets focusing primarily on the Nymex with regional analysis as requested.

  • Leverage pipeline scrape data to monitor, model and forecast natural gas supply and demand from various sectors such as electric utilities, industrial and residential and commercial sectors.

  • Monitor fundamental factors impacting natural gas markets such as shale gas development, infrastructure developments, regional and national production, consumption trends and imports/exports, and incorporate into the supply/demand outlook.

  • Monitor fundamental factors impacting the petroleum markets such as OPEC activity, geo-political factors, global and national production, consumption trends and imports/exports, and incorporate into supply/demand outlook.

  • Work with other analytics teams across Cargill to monitor developments in other commodities and share energy market intelligence.


40% Strategy and Customer Support

  • Support risk management programs by building tools to analyze and capture hedging opportunities based on performance objectives

  • Work with energy teams to develop risk reward understanding of various hedge opportunities including documentation and support for any RMG/CRC requests/approvals

  • Develop and maintain tools to effectively communicate market fundamentals with stakeholders and customers


10% Other Duties

  • Work with other analyst teams to develop new supply/demand models to support hedging or trading

  • Coordinate with CSSP and CSM Analysts to bring connected macro outlook to the analysis

  • Any other duties as assigned

This position is posted internally as well as externally.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor Degree required in a quantitative subject (e.g., finance / economics / mathematics/ engineering or physical science)

  • 2 or more years of North American energy markets exposure (including experience in supply demand modeling, publishing analytical reports)

  • 3 or more years of analytics experience

  • Commercial acumen to understand and define the significance of various pieces of data and analysis for hedging decisions

  • Demonstrated track record in analytics

  • Demonstrated team working capabilities

  • Quantitative modeling skills

  • Strong IT skills: Excel skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree in a quantitative subject (e.g., finance / economics / mathematics/ engineering or physical science)

  • 3 years’ experience as part of a front desk analytical team

  • Experience working with customers and developing business relationship(s)

  • Knowledge of Cargill business units

  • Knowledge of financial derivatives

  • Database skills (SQL)

This position is posted internally as well as externally

_ Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet._

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MIN04936