Cargill Global Data Analyst in Wayzata, Minnesota

Global Data 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

The volume of analytical data that our businesses and analysts are generating is increasing significantly. Often proprietary data streams exist in disparate sources, hindering the analytics process. Furthermore, the breadth and frequency with which public data and market data is made available is also increasing. Although Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain (CASC) has started to adopt best practices regarding data centralized, integrated, scalable data systems and analytical tools, Global Trading Analytics (GTA) teams are still learning how to leverage these capabilities for both familiar and new trading opportunities. This creates data loss concerns as well as makes it very difficult for others in the GTA to utilize that data. The ideal candidate will need to understand what data adds value to our analysts and our trading teams, be able to engage our offices around the world to find that data, demonstrate the value of it. The candidate will work with the Trading Analytics Technology Team (TAT) to harvest, secure, and share the data, and help GTA analysts to understand how to leverage it with a common set of integrated tools. Building strong relationships within the World Trading Group, GTA, and the greater CASC organization will be critical for locating and extracting highly valuable proprietary data, and to increase the utilization of common data systems and tools globally.

Principal Accountabilities

40% Project Identification and Business Partnering / Training PNL accountability

  • Work with global GTA teams to identify and prioritize data and analytical infrastructure efforts based on trading opportunity.

  • Collaborate with the GTA Data & Modeling team and Trading Analytics Technology Team (TAT) to solution opportunities with scalable/integrated data systems and processes and focus on continuous improvement of analytical tools.

  • Ensure GTA awareness and train GTA analysts around new data, process and analytical capabilities. Demonstrate how new insights can be used and shared.

  • Serve as data Subject Matter Expert on special projects / initiatives

40% Data and Project Management / Workflow Integration

  • Team with GTA and TAT teams globally to ensure we capture, centralize and use the most valuable data for analysis in a systematic, repeatable, and accurate manner.

  • Train team members and support usage of centralized data from both relational and distributed platforms.

  • Ensure the organization, optimization, security, and accuracy of data on these platforms.

  • Document and help teach best practices for accessing these data through our foundational/integrated tools.

  • Maintain Data Catalog: report descriptions, key words, report owners, data tags, etc.

20% User Interface Development / Support

  • Design BI tool interfaces (Tableau, Power BI) where data and analysis can be effectively communicated to GTA’s customers

  • Serve as co-administrator for the WTG / GTA BI sites, maintaining site organization, managing site users, and overseeing site performance and data sources

  • Train end-users to consume dashboards and analyses via Cargill’s Tableau and Power BI web portals

  • Attend BI conferences and participate in internal user group forums and on-going web trainings


Required Qualifications

  • 5 years managing data or data warehousing systems

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in MIS or other data management or business-related field

  • Ability to synthesize data and process projects into clear, actionable plans

  • Ability to understand business requirements and serve as a consultant to internal teams

  • Significant experience with and understanding of relational and distributed data systems.

  • Experience using Tableau or Power BI to develop and deploy insights / reporting

  • Knowledge of or ability to rapidly learn agricultural trading business, and an understanding of the information that adds value to trading

  • Ability to develop productive relationships

  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate with SR management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with and / or leading multicultural teams

  • Familiarity with using Oracle relational databases and/or Hadoop distributed file storage

  • Ability to develop SQL or Impala queries

  • Familiarity with scientific programming languages such as R, Python or C .

  • Familiarity with Cargill transactional and commercial data

  • Understanding of commodity trading / markets

  • International and domestic travel is required

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06445