Cargill FP&A SENIOR PROFESSIONAL in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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 155,000 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

Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain – South America Business Group connects producers and users of grains, oilseeds, oils, cotton, sugar and other agricultural commodities and bio-fuels through origination, processing, marketing, risk management and distribution services. Our business includes Cargill’s farm services, which provide basic and customized farm services and products to producers. We create innovative solutions to help our customers to achieve their goals.

We operate in an integrated regional approach to source, process, transport and distribute grain and oilseeds around the world. The main bulk products we handle are wheat, corn, oilseeds, as well as vegetable oils and meals. We have developed significant expertise in handling products and services to differentiate our business based on our markets and customer needs.

Because of the extensive metric tons of dry bulk tonnage we charter, we have the logistical flexibility and opportunity to leverage efficiencies in the supply chain. CASC SA is projecting to have significant CAPEX investments in logistics and ports and is expecting to invest in new countries where the growth agribusiness are.

We also work closely with Cargill's finance and risk management businesses to offer a range of financial and hedging products to the products and services offered.

The job of the CASC SA Financial Senior Professional will include activities that are value creation focused and forward looking such as providing the insight necessary to budget, forecast, and plan. It includes analyzing data to provide insight into evaluating acquisition targets, products, customers and country elevators. Additionally, this role will focus on top line growth, cost of goods sold efficiencies and ways to continue to reduce SG&A. By relying on the Accounting & Finance team to produce accurate and timely financial and management reports, this position provides analysis and insight on the direction the business should go. Building strong relationships within the function and business will be critical for value creation opportunities.

Principal Accountabilities

65% Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Help Identifying new metrics (i.e. KPIs) to drive performance relative to strategic priorities and ensure current metrics are relevant and effective. Enhance scenario planning analysis for strategic planning activities.

  • Identify and drive value creation within business (stretch targets). Measured by profit improvement (wider margins), lower cost and driving performance. Focus management on most critical risks and opportunities.

  • Help assessing action plans targeting significant value opportunities contributing to the BU P&L.

  • Thoroughly understands how our markets and how all areas operates as a business.

  • Monitor and track operational performance, analyse, and call for action as required.

  • Provide financial and business analysis on projects and key initiatives including business case preparation and commitment models.

  • Demonstrates an application of broad/diverse commercial knowledge with understanding of how all areas come together and operate as a business.

  • Supports the enterprise/business with new business activities and issues resolution, including MADJV, business transactions, tax and customs issues, monitoring the performance of the new acquired business etc. and liaising with legal and other cross-functional departments as necessary.

  • Understands, translates, and provides insight into business performance against competitor & industry trends. Ability to connect the dots.

  • Participate in business customer solution teams with focus on offering financial solutions to customers and understanding customer and trade flow profitability.

  • Deliver clear presentations including defending positions on controversial topics; adapt style to continuously seek ‘win win’ solutions.

  • Utilize tools, benchmarking and systems to get to a more efficient and harmonized analysis.

35% Business Partnership and Leveraging of Resources

  • Advises and provides financial insight into the performance of the business segment.

  • Able to drive the behavior, results or agenda needed for the business. Has a point of view and communicates it effectively thus influencing colleagues by supporting them, challenging them, providing unique perspective and delivering value.

  • Partner closely and leverage the Accounting and Finance teams for key information points including historical reporting and data collection. May include activities related to cost accounting, margin reporting, analysis of data and management reports, activity based costing or cost allocation to products and customers, management reports generation, etc.

  • Provide broad knowledge of and connect with the right relationships with areas such as Tax, Treasury, Risk Management, Law, Operations, etc. Partners with COE’s, A&F, and cross-business functional and product line managers to play an active role in enhancing connectivity and communication.

  • Oversees CAPEX portfolio review process.

  • Serve as a champion of competitive excellence areas and promote a continuous improvement culture.


Essential Functions/Requirements

  • Ability to travel regionally.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Finance, Business related degrees and Engineering.

  • 4 years relevant experience

  • Fluid English

  • Thorough understanding of how to win in our markets and the actions necessary to achieve this

  • Proven partner who has worked closely with cross-functional

  • Solid grounding in financial metrics, balance sheet and income statement analysis,

  • Demonstrated success in business partnering initiatives

  • Ability to synthesize data into clear, actionable plans

  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization and build trust across multiple stakeholder groups

  • Design, develop and implement value-added business analytics.

  • Ability to understand the business and the key drivers of success. Business acumen.

  • Ability to partner closely with Finance and Accounting teams for key information points.

  • MS Office (Excel, Power Point and Word) proficiency

Preferred Qualifications

  • Broad/diverse commercial knowledge with understanding of how all areas come together and operate as a business

  • Experience in business expansion, divestiture, or acquisition, MADJV, and commitment analysis & preparation

  • Demonstrated ability with partner or customer interactions

  • Demonstrated leadership

  • Experience in a commodities business

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location Argentina-Buenos Aires

Other Locations Argentina-Santa Fe-Rosario

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: BUE00232