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Corporate Strategy Manager

Description

The Corporate Strategy Manager is part of Cargill s Corporate Strategy and Development group. This position will lead projects in Businesses and Functions for the Executive Team, Enterprise and Group Leaders, Functions and others to develop and implement corporate strategy. The Strategy Manager role will utilize thorough knowledge of Strategy Development, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Execution, and People & Resource Management.

You will gain solid experience in strategy from evaluating market entry opportunities to developing corporate, business, and functional strategies. You will have the opportunity not only to develop strategies, but also to help the business implement your recommendations. You will sit at the table and help the top leaders of one of the largest privately held companies in the world solve their toughest strategic questions. You will think about how to manage the risks and leverage the opportunities presented by the biggest global issues facing the world today. You will make an impact as a leader a leader with integrity, conviction and courage shaping the future of our business.

Principal Accountabilities

Strategy Development - 20%
As a seasoned, experienced professional, contributes to the identification, development, and implementation of business strategies relating to the development of overall business strategy at multiple levels of the organization.
Contributes to the identification of new opportunities and markets for enterprises and groups.
Works as a partner to the Executive Team, Enterprise, Business, and Functional Leaders on corporate strategy direction, as well as consultants and other advisors.
Business Development - 10%
Contributes to the development and monitoring of profitability, productivity, and growth targets. May help to prepare acquisition proposals, recommend financial and nonfinancial strategic objectives and alternatives, and implement and maintain strategic and operational plans. Coordinates business reviews, resource allocations, organization structures, and financial analysis.
Scans the external environment for business opportunities and may perform financial analysis of acquisition candidates with their team, partnering with FP&A and Corporate Development.
Strategic Planning & Implementation - 50%
Lead project team that may consist of CSD associate(s), analyst(s) and/or client team members. Organize the project work and play a key role in bringing consensus to decisions in the strategic planning process in conjunction with CSD and Enterprise Leadership.
Manages across businesses and functions in developing and implementing projects. Work with all parts of the organization to understand or develop customer value propositions that improve profit to them and Cargill. Helps to develop and disseminate information on a continuous basis to all pertinent parties concerning the fulfillment of project goals and objectives.
Works with team to perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis, synthesize results and communicate understandable and actionable recommendations
Contributes to the development of long-range objectives and strategic plans for corporation or major division by identifying internal and external strategic issues that could affect growth and profitability.
Presentation & Execution - 10%
May act as a spokesperson on strategy and business development matters with senior internal leaders (examples: Corporate Executive Team) and external parties (example: representatives of third parties engaged in consulting).
Engages actively in relationships with strategy consulting firms, investment banks, graduate business schools, and other external advisors in his/her scope of work.
People, Resource & Budget Management - 10%
Provides development and coaching to direct & indirect reports to establish a strong foundation of skills, capabilities and experiences in strategy that will serve the organization and employee throughout their career.

Qualifications

Required
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • 3 years of experience and results leading strategy work including corporate strategy and / or as a strategy consultant
  • Demonstrated leadership/teaming skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities, especially complex, ambiguous problems requiring integrated application of skills (e. g., finance, marketing, strategy, operations)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
Preferred
  • Bilingual
  • International Experience
  • Master s Degree ( 5-7 years of professional experience)


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