Cargill Finance Credits and Incentives (C&I) Regional Lead in Mechelen, Belgium
The locations where the candidate can be located are: Mechelen, Paris, Milan, Barcelona.
Position Purpose & Summary
The Finance Credits and Incentives (“C&I”) Sub-Regional Lead will oversee the mobilization and implementation of C&I processes in selected countries across Cargill’s current and future operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The C&I Sub-Regional Lead provides oversight and coordinates the stakeholders to gather information for initial analysis, partners with the experts to deep-dive in potential qualifying activities / investments, gets validation from Cargill experts for a given incentive (e.g. Tax if it is a tax credit, R&D if it’s a research grant, etc.), and may play a role in the administration of the program once Cargill receives the incentive.
The Sub-Regional Lead has strong project management and communication skills to coordinate across multiple projects, countries and Cargill businesses. This position will manage both internal and external resources in implementing the C&I processes and provide coordination in the identification and pursuit of incentive opportunities in across EMEA, with an initial focus in selected countries in Europe.
The position will report to the Finance Global C&I Lead, and will assist the Global C&I Lead in the development of a systematic approach to improve our processes to grow Cargill’s C&I portfolio across EMEA. Initially, there will be 3 positions and the workload and specialization will be balanced through a distinct sub-region (with corresponding language skills) and specialization (e.g. grant writing, R&D credit processes, sustainability credit processes).
75% EMEA C&I Identification and Pursuit Oversight
Coordinate internal and external resources to ensure early identification of C&I opportunities, pursuit, and application strategy development and implementation, and coordinate with Tax and other Functions in post-approval compliance
Coordinate across functions and with external consultants to deliver exceptional C&I value to Businesses
Assist the Global C&I Lead with the development and implementation of standardized methodology, process and products in pursuing and reporting on C&I
Support internal and external resources in securing timely information across functions and within businesses
Track and report on C&I engagement progress and outcomes to relevant leadership
Facilitate obtaining required internal reviews and approvals to finalize tax and financial incentive agreements
Support knowledge transfer of secured credits and incentives agreements
Report to Finance Global C&I lead and other appropriate Cargill leadership on C&I value secured and realized
Work with cross functional partners to ensure appropriate accounting and allocation of C&I benefits
25% EMEA C&I Process Mobilization and Implementation Support
Assist in the mobilization and implementation of C&I processes
Help build awareness, obtain buy-in and communicate the value of the C&I process across Corporate Functions and Businesses
Manage C&I budget and timelines, including external consultants who may support the process development and implementation
Support the integration of C&I workstreams within the Project Development Planning (PDP) process and within other institutional systems
Report progress to Finance Global C&I Lead and other appropriate leadership
Continually improve the C&I processes
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or higher
5+ years of experience in a relevant area (e.g. tax, finance, accounting, public policy, grant writing)
Understanding of tax and financial incentives
Proven project management and organizational experience, including ability to manage multiple projects at a time and effectively prioritize workload to meet deadlines
Strong written and verbal communications skills, including interaction with senior leaders
Demonstrates independent judgment and strong problem solving and decision-making skills
Ability to work across geographies and with culturally diverse teams
Ability to travel within Europe and across EMEA (up to 20% of the time)
Experience managing external consultant relationships
Ability to thrive, adapt, and prioritize in a changing and fast-paced environment
Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English (written and verbal) and proficiency in language for the respective sub-region (e.g. Dutch, Italian, Spanish, etc.)
Experience with Financial Planning and Analysis in relation to organizational planning and initiatives, such as reviews of projects undergoing the Project Development Planning (PDP) approval process
Experience with and interest in public policy
Ability to build trusting relationships across Cargill functions, businesses, and geographies
Experience supporting change management, obtaining buy-in, and resolving conflicts
Experience developing grant proposals and/or working/liaising with European Commission or regional/local government agencies
Professional certification in the areas of tax or finance
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.
Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.
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