Business Development Advisor - Cargill Protein Group

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Wichita, KS:Minneapolis, MN:
Apr 18, 2017
Apr 30, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Development Advisor - Cargill Protein Group-WIC03524 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. 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. Learn more at


Cargill Protein is a leader at delivering primary processed and value added proteins into the Foodservice, Retail and Manufacturing market channels. It operates several food processing facilities located in the US and Canada. Our customers in Foodservice are comprised of large national restaurant chain operators, contract feeding companies and both national and regional foodservice distributors. Our Retail customers are comprised of primarily large national grocery retailers and warehouse clubs. Our Manufacturing customers are comprised of large branded manufacturers of retail consumer packaged goods. The customers from these channels are attracted to working with Cargill because of our demonstrated leadership in delivering innovative products, integrity, operational excellence, food safety and risk management.

This position plays a critical role in helping the Protein Group achieve its vision of adding value for customers and consumers in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. This position is responsible for supporting the implementation of Cargill Protein Group's growth strategy through a mix of strategic analysis, financial modeling, and project coordination. This position will be involved in the initial stages of the Protein Group's growth ventures—vetting out exciting opportunities such as developing business relationships with new customers, determining investments in emerging markets or product solutions, and identifying M&A targets.

Principal Accountabilities

o Identify and drive investment in opportunities to grow and augment the Protein portfolio and capabilities - 20%

o Support the in-depth analysis of potential acquisition/alliance targets from strategic fit assessment to financial valuation - 40%

o Support identification and analysis of emerging product and service opportunities.

o Work with leadership to develop and scale new relationships and product solutions - 20%

o Work on other business development related activities including:
o Conducting ad-hoc strategic analysis on market categories, competitors, customers, or industry game changers
o Regular competitive benchmarking

o Supporting the preparation of key documents related to Protein Group strategy implementation - 20%


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or Marketing
• 7 years work experience which includes project coordination and analytical work
• Cross-functional project experience
• Knowledge of the US food industry
• Problem solving skills, learning agility and curiosity
• Data driven analytical skills
• Solid financial and modeling skills
• Ability to influence across all levels of the organization
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Ability to work in ambiguous environments
• Proven interpersonal and collaboration skills
• Business fluency in English
• Strong written and oral communications skills
• Proficient in MS Office
• Able to travel up to 30%

Preferred Qualifications

• MBA or higher
• Business Development/M&A or Consulting experience
• Experience in the protein space
• Business fluency in Spanish

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job General Management

Primary Location US-KS-Wichita

Other Locations US-MN-Minneapolis

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

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