Cargill Market Intelligence Manager in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Market Intelligence Manager

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 & Summary

Responsible for leading the strategy planning and execution of market research, insights & business analytic activities with partner agencies & internal stakeholders.

Key point of contact with general understanding of overall market information (including trends and analytics) with the ability to connect and translates complex data into understandable information for opportunities and supports business decisions regarding product development, prices and promotions.

The incumbent will be able to analyze qualitative data, trends, strategies and competition aiming to increase competitiveness.

Principal Accountabilities


  • Using thorough knowledge, executes and implements marketing research strategies for a specified business or platform with limited oversight from more senior team members

  • Identifies & suggests opportunity space for pipeline innovation/extension and business growth (1-3 years and beyond)

  • Facilitates development of marketing research proposals, projects and processes.

  • Assists with development and delivery of insights and recommendations to guide business strategy and planning.


  • Develops and manages the execution and implementation of marketing research projects.

  • Responsible for data integrity and core insight analysis.

  • Researches, gathers, analyzes, and presents appropriate data, insight (primary & secondary) & market trends to internal audience in the following areas:

-market mapping & competitor’s analysis

-customer and needs segmentation, customer’s profiling & buying process

-deliver value and differentiate Cargill as the partner of choice.

-Inform and influence internal decision making.

  • Drive and manage research projects with agencies to ensure the most appropriate research methodology and techniques are used (e.g. sampling approach, instrument development, qualitative and quantitative research, reporting, regression analysis, data tables, questionnaires, online surveys, interviews, etc).

  • Works closely with regional & global marketing team to compile business intelligence to internal stakeholders for regular reviews.

  • Works closely with IT , regional and global team to establish market intelligence platform/system for effective analysis to support decision-making process.


  • Independently manages the identification and negotiation of partnerships with vendors.

  • Frequent client and customer interaction and relationship management responsibilities with limited oversight from more senior team

  • members.

  • Meets with business/client to understand needs, interprets data, develops insights and recommendations to drive customer strategy, produces final report, presents research findings and trends, etc.


Education, Experience, Skills

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Economics, Business Administration, Statistics or equivalent

  • 5-8 years experience in FMCG related industries

  • Proven strong analytical and interpretive skill to understand large complex data

  • Critical-thinking and strategic skill

  • Detailed oriented

  • Strong communication & presentation

  • Working knowledge of data warehousing, modelling and mining with adequate knowledge of data collection methods

  • A team player with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Result oriented, self driven and able to work in a complex environment

Job Marketing

Primary Location Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: KUA00455