Cargill Analyst Trainee in Shanghai, China
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.
The goal GTA analysts is to transform supply and demand knowledge into unique, timely, actionable & accurate insights to the traders, commercial and business development teams locally and globally to guide/support their decision making.
This analyst trainee position is at entry level, designed to gain knowledge, experience, and develop proper behaviors that meet our needs of a specific product analyst. This position will need to collaborate with other analysts and GTA China lead to complete various projects in short and long term fundamental studies; build/maintain GTA database and help to manage the way we create, collect, store, report and utilize data; and help in other routine works. Customer and farm field visits are also needed.
This position has constant interactions with local traders/merchants, commercial team, and global traders and analysts.
Key deliverables are certain study projects, summarized into reports and presented to relevant teams; and data/database projects that have the results of improved efficiency in our data process.
(1) 40% S&D Analysis Projects
Work on fundamental study projects to understand specific S&D and order flow components and build short/long term forecasts.
Learn from other analysts, commercial team, traders, customers, and other Cargill businesses for related business knowledge.
Collect, verify, and consolidate data, and build statistical models to transform those knowledge into clear and concise insights (in the form of numbers, tables, and charts).
Summarize reports and present study results to traders and other analysts.
(2) 40% Data and Database Management
Partner with other analysts and traders to understand how data is currently used, understand what data is relevant to their needs, and determine if data can be located that would improve their analytics, enhance their productivity, etc.
Data collection, with the goal of automating the collection process systematically; there is still manual data input needed.
Work with IT and global data analyst to make sure all data is stored properly locally or in global database, and easily accessed by who need it.
(3) 20% Support in Other Studies
Support in other (routine) works of GTA China.
Crop tours participation.
Participate in CASC Enterprise and individual Business studies as needed.
Support other GTA analysts and GTA group projects.
Education, Experience, Skills
1. Required Qualifications
Master of Science; or Bachelor degree in Ag Economics, Economics, Statistics, or similar fields
0-2 year relevant working experience for Bachelor’s degree
Rational mindset and strong analytical skills
Strong communication skills; ability to communicate complex verbal and written messages in a concise way
Can deal with ambiguity, and have passion to figure things out in a positive way
Master of Science in Ag Economics, Economics, Statistics, or similar fields
12 years relevant working experience
Proven ability to work effectively both in a small integrated team
Advanced statistical modelling skills or data skills
Strong data management skills
This position is designed to grow into an analyst role, to cover one/multiple products, and further on the way to be a senior demand analyst or economist role, in China or overseas markets.
This position provides opportunity to grow along with the business. The more this position contributes to the business, the better the business grows, and the more opportunities this position will get.
Working with multicultural teams, exposure to world agricultural markets, understanding of shifting market factors. This is also a good first step for trading roles.
Curiosity and learning ability
Can deal with ambiguity; logical and independent thinking
Ability to navigate complex issues and communicate findings in short, clear messages
Job Trading & Merchandising
Primary Location China-Shanghai
Req ID: SHA00827