Cargill Value COE Senior Data Analyst - EMEA Region in Schiphol, Netherlands

Value COE Senior Data Analyst - EMEA Region

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.


Тhe Value COE Data Analyst will have broad data experience and work closely with regional Process Advisors across all client engagements (e.g. Business Readiness, Continuous Improvement) in the region. Candidates for this position are expected to partner with the Cross Data Management team to drive data governance and standards through Value COE client engagements. In addition, the Value COE Data Analyst are expected to be informed on the Enterprise/Function Data strategies to ensure recommendations are in alignment with strategies. The Value COE Data Analyst will support regional Process Advisors in gathering data information, performing initial analysis and documenting interesting insights. In order to do this effectively the candidate is expected to have broad business process experience and an understanding of how data enables those processes.

This job requires experience managing relationships effectively with all levels of the organization, building relationships with key business and Global IT stakeholders, and drive results by identifying data opportunities that are aligned with data governance, data standards and Enterprise/Function strategies. Additionally, the Value COE Analyst will courageously raise issues and collaborate with appropriate resources to drive resolution that are potential vague and strategic in nature. Activities will include business process management, process metrics, continuous improvement to help the Businesses/Functions achieve the business value from SAP and other investments in technology-enabled transformations.

Principal Accountabilities

45% Business Readiness

  • Current State Assessment - Assess Business Unit/Function current state capabilities across process, data, technology and reporting. Ensure that the current state work can effectively translate into requirements for the SAP deployment teams

  • Assist business in understanding end state data requirements given their designed processes by developing a data business readiness plan to further mature their capabilities to required levels for entry into a technology deployment project, with particular emphasis on SAP.

  • Identify, lead and champion change management, communication, and training needs for data

  • Provide ongoing coaching and guidance throughout the development and execution of the business readiness program. Assist in on-going assessments to ensure BU action plan is preparing them to levels required to meet project entry criteria for SAP and other technology deployments.

  • Provide feedback and support to Enteprise/Function Data Teams, Global Process Owners and Managers to continue to mature our business readiness materials and approach to improve effectiveness of the program

45% - Continuous Improvement Work

  • Collaborate with CoE colleagues and business super users to conduct periodic health assessment.

  • Leverage assessment model to assist BU in identification and development of a continuous improvement project portfolio to ensure effective and efficient processes. Engage and influence business sponsors and users and contribute value to their targeted business outcomes. Indirectly and at times directly influence objectives and goals for a business.

  • Collaborate, lead and champion change with key Cargill stakeholders, peers, and senior leadership members to ensure complex solutions are implemented successfully.

  • Lead, guide, explain, clarify, and negotiate solution options and influence business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture. Persuade stakeholders to accept new ideas, approaches, techniques, and standards as required.

  • Identify opportunities to connect business clients with other businesses, functions or external companies to drive best practices and share knowledge across Cargill.

  • Enable the business processes in alignment with the BU strategies and integrated roadmap that maximize value capture.

  • Work within our Businesses and Functions to assess our current use of ERP solutions and one or more process areas. Provide expertise and identification/execution of continuous improvement activities to achieve our end state goals and value from our investment in ERP.

  • Provide support and consultation to BUs working thru continuous improvement opportunities with a goal of capturing value realization targets

  • Propogate the Enterprise/Function data strategies in client engagement to ensure appropriate localization design decisions are consistent across BU’s/Functions, change management is incorporated, and appropriate controls/governance are implemented

10% - Other Project Delivery Responsibilities (may include some or all of the following)

  • Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones and objectives set by the business or function within one or more countries.

  • Prepare high and detailed level estimations of effort in order to achieve a preferred solution

  • Provide subject matter expertise in one or more system or applications.

  • Work as part of a team in a matrix to bring solutions forward

  • Work across process and technology teams to identify and resolve highly complex and ambiguous issues where answers are not readily apparent and manage inter-dependencies between integration points.

  • Serve as a data liaison with the BU’s/Functions for Value COE client engagements



  • Bachelors degree

  • 7 years of business experience or related IT experience on medium to large scale projects

  • 5 years of SAP Data Experience

  • 5 years experience working in Data design, process services capacity

  • 3 years experience with Reporting, Analytics & Information

  • Ability to travel up to 30%


  • Masters Degree in IT, Business, or other related field

  • Prior SAP deployment experience

  • Experience working in a business role including mergers and acquisitions

  • Experience working with leveraged resources

  • Lean, Six Sigma

Success Attributes:

  • Fundamental training in process management and project management skills. Ability to lead evaluation and improvement of processes and data; build process & data management systems and projects.

  • Established and respected as a thought leader in the Data Process area – including familiarity with Data Architecture and tools (MDG, InfoSteward, Winshuttle, etc.) with demonstrated ability to understand and use data technology.

  • Extensive knowledge in the Big 3 in Data – Material, Customer and Vendor Master

  • Demonstrated consulting skills to assess areas of opportunity and influence clients to adopt improvement plans

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and build partnerships with key contacts in Global IT, Functions, Businesses, and other CoEs - influencing and leading others at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to provide breakthrough insights on business process and data improvement resulting in quantifiable process improvement and financial benefit to the organization

  • Experienced working with ambiguity and a fast paced and changing environment

  • Proven conflict resolution skills

  • Strong problem solving/decision-making skills

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize Project Management tools and practices in a daily setting

  • Strong written, verbal, and facilitation skills and the ability to communicate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people

  • Established skills in identifying needs, developing and applying strategies to address change management issues

  • Ability to apply Data to process integration

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Information Technology

Primary Location Belgium-VAN-Mechelen

Other Locations Poland-MZ-Warsaw, Netherlands-NH-Schiphol

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MEC01052