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 & Summary
Cargill has named Digitalization and Analytic (D&A) as one of its core capabilities with the vision to become a digital leader in its respective industries.
Apollo team’s purpose is to be the catalyst within Cargill to build this D+A capability, increasing the depth and breadth of D&A activity in the organization.
Apollo Digital Advisors leverage their entrepreneurial spirit and industry knowledge to support Cargill’s D&A transformation.
The broad scope of responsibility of this role requires a solid understanding of both business and technology strategies, innovative thinking, and strong leadership skills to embrace the challenges and opportunities in a digital economy.
The purpose of this job is to :
Elevate the understanding of D&A and the possibilities it creates
Explore and emerging D&A trends collaboratively with business teams
Encourage the identification of new digital business opportunities
Stimulate the organization to capture business opportunities and new business models enabled by new technologies (e.g. Internet of Things, e-Commerce, Mobile Solutions )
Scan the market (industries, start-ups, competitors) to bring insight and inspiration for potential business opportunities and new business models
Scout and build ecosystems of startups, solutions providers and partners (e.g. start-up, venture capital, NGOs, governmental agencies, academia, etc. )
Collaborate with Cargill businesses and functions leaders to identify potential digital products leveraging techniques such as Design Thinking and Lean Start-up
Leverage a broad and evolving technology perspective to help identify, define and prioritize value-propositions to be prototyped or incubated
Influence and support businesses and functions to embrace new opportunities and business model
Provide insights and recommendations for Corporate Development deals
Be a catalyst for change in the organization :
Elevate the visibility of Cargill’s D&A capabilities through external and internal communication plans
Build strong relationship with Cargill businesses and functions
Provide creative and thought-provoking perspectives in organizing and mobilizing a strong D&A community in the organization
Facilitate Digital Ideation and Strategy creation
Lead the collaboration of EMEA businesses to the broader Cargill Digital Lab capabilities
Leverage the D&A portfolio and other metrics to drive inform investment in digital strategies
Practical experience bringing new services or products to market
Applied experience in business development, including business plan creation
Outstanding capability to identify and apply Design-thinking and Lean Startup methodologies to shape opportunities.
Problem-solving skills that leverage a balance of experience, expertise, and analytical approaches to drive informed decisions.
Experience developing business cases
Excellent ability to think at different levels from tactical to strategic
3+ Experience with Agile practices
10+ years work experience in business or consulting
Experience learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning opportunities
Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with all levels to meet shared objectives and to deliver customer-centric solutions
Organizationally savvy and swiftly maneuvers comfortably through complex process and people-related organizational dynamics
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to find creative paths and plans to solutions and actions
Proven interpersonal and collaboration skills
Able to travel up to 30%
Business fluency in English
Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas : Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Marketing, MIS or equivalent
Experience with M&A analysis, planning, and execution
Experience owning a P&L or as a small business owner
Experience in start-up companies with digital focus
Experience in digital product management, such as mobile, eCommerce, marketing automation, API development, supply chain analytics or Internet of Things
Experience in a corporate or business strategy role
Solid financial and modeling skills