Cargill Decision Support Analyst in Nanjing (Nanking), China

Decision Support 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

This position is responsible for delivering financial analysis that provides insight and enhances decision making. Able to provide a view on performance and opportunities that exist for further investigation and/or improvements by FP&A and the commercial team. Identification of business optimization opportunities (e.g. EBITDA, Working capital deployed) to then collaborate with FP&A who will prioritize, build action plan and close gaps.

This position will support process improvements by delivering new technology solutions to management reporting and will support report standardization and rationalization

This position provides analysed information in a structured way to provide insight, assessing historic & current business performance, highlighting areas of opportunity for improvement for the FP&A team who will prioritize and build actin plans. Ability to lead management reporting and support annual planning lifecycle including budgeting, forecasting, analysis including commentary, product & customer profitability analysis and cost analysis.

This position will be expected to partner closely with Accounting & Reporting(A&R), Finance Risk management (FRM), and FP&A. This position requies strong financial analysis, leadership, business acumen, risk management, influencing and change management skills.

Principal Accountabilities

1. 60% Management Reporting:

Ensure timely and accurate management reporting and analysis of business performance (KPIs, Metrics). Partner effectively with FP&A for reporting and data needs, defining which performance indicators will be needed to explain/measure business performance and the frequency – design and deliver the report with the right level of analysis.

  • Ensure optimization and standardization of management reporting across the country.

  • Supports and implements process simplification and enhancements to standardize and improve business information (e.g. development of standardized and consistent dashboard reporting)

  • Provides input and identifies opportunities to improve data integrity and usefulness for effective management reporting

  • Improve reporting through leveraging technology (Tableau, Power BI, SAP)

  • Understand legacy systems and develop a strong management information system/process.

  • Able to continuously improve the level of management reporting within the team.

  • Respond to ad hoc requests from FP&A commercial teams as per the business needs.

  • Responds to moderately complex ad hoc requests with constructive and high quality solutions.

2. 20% Analysis and insight :

  • Provide commentary and initial analysis and interpretation of the results to the business.

  • Work closely with the A&R, Finance COEs and FP&A team to achieve finance objectives.

3. 10% Budgeting and forecasting

  • Support the corporate budgeting and monitoring, including control of expenses, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting

4. 10% Continuous Improvement

  • Support a culture of intellectual curiosity and continuous leaning to meet self and team individual development goals

  • Support the transition of the organization to the end state organization

  • Keep updated to improvements 10%


Essential Functions/Requirements

  • Critical ability to deal with large level of ambiguity and large scale change

Education, Experience, Skills

Education (includes formal education, certifications, accreditations, etc)

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting / Finance or Business Administration


  • Minimum 5 years of accounting or finance experience, preferably minimum3 years of financial/business analysis experience.

  • Advanced Excel and data analytics including demonstrated ability for use of BI tools

  • Proven accounting, finance professional with strong analytical skills

  • Experience leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision making

Skills (applied knowledge and technical skills directly related to this position)

  • Strong interpersonal skilss

  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Curiosity

  • English proficiency

  • Able to adapt and learn new technology and tools

Education, Experience, Skills Indicate the PREFERRED education, experience and skills for this position.

Education (includes formal education, certifications, accreditations, etc.)


  • Broad/diverse commercial knowledge

  • Highly effective people skills able to lead by example and motivate for high performance

  • Ability to influence through analysis

  • Experience with multiple businesses and/or international business experience

  • JDE/SAP experience would be a plus

Skills (applied knowledge and technical skills directly related to this position)

  • Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset, process optimization, and intellectual curiosity.

  • Ability to communicate and use visualization tools (e.g. dashboards) to tell the story

  • Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location China-32-Nanjing (Nanking)

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: NAN00984