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Cargill Data Manager - NA Animal Nutrition in Olathe, Kansas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.


This position is responsible for the leadership of the data team across Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) North America. With three legacy business units deploying or redeploying SAP technologies over the next three years, this is a key role focused on the enablement of businesses by ensuring quality control of key business data to meet business management and decision support needs in SAP and other business systems. This includes developing and deploying the strategy and plan to meet the comme rcial needs through sound system utilization and management including master data governance.

This is a key role to ensure well controlled and properly executed data set up and report design to enable business decisions. This role will remain business-focused and process-aligned and will drive continuous improvements across the team.

This position can be located in Olathe, KS, Minneapolis, MN or remotely.


  • Develop the strategy, plan, and processes to effectively manage data processes across CAN NA

  • Provide timely and accurate data and reporting to commercial and operations teams, FP&A, and other partners

  • Ensure compliance and controls within processes

  • Ensure effective processes are in place to provide accurate, timely, and insightful management reporting and data to the FP&A and business partners.

  • Retain and develop key talent to support data needs across CAN North America

  • Standardize data across businesses and teams to enable consistency and quality control of key business data

  • Partner cross-enterprise to leverage scale, expertise, and best practices

  • Achieve and continuously improve span of control and fragmentation of work targets

  • Identify, develop and coach direct reports to ensure we have high performing teams. Empower team to initiate change and drive results.

  • Create a culture of self-driven curiosity development and encourage intellectual curiosity to meet individual development goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting, Business or System related field, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience, including accounting experience working with data and business intelligence, specifically SAP

  • Demonstrated ability to develop long term strategic plans

  • Proven track record of talent development

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and use technology to improve process and control

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time


  • Masters Degree in Business, Technical, or Finance/Accounting

  • Two years of supervisory experience

  • Demonstrated ability to create a team culture of continuous improvement, process optimization, and intellectual curiosity

  • Demonstrated experience and success in managing virtual teams and motivating for high performance

  • Experience in commodity trading business

  • Experience managing technical data and BI teams

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.