Cargill Data Scientist in Rosario, Argentina

Data Scientist

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.


Cargill as a company possesses and generates large volume of data on a regular basis and when that data is combined with external market data, it has a huge potential of generating revenue and/or save cost for the company. All businesses and functions at Cargill are making a lot of investment to create data and analytics strategy and roadmap, stand up analytics teams, develop data lakes and enable analytics through self-service to make Cargill a data-driven company. Analytics Hub at Cargill Business Services is set up to enable and expedite the Analytics journey of the company and help make it a success.

As a Data Scientist, you will independently work with various business units/functions within Cargill to understand their business problems/goals & use all the leading advanced analytics techniques to develop solutions and provide actionable insight to Cargill’s businesses.

75% Build Models/Algorithms

  • Build required statistical models and heuristics to predict, optimize, and guide various aspects of our business based on available data.

  • Should have a deep understanding of statistical and predictive modeling concepts, machine-learning approaches, clustering and classification techniques, and recommendation and optimization algorithms.

  • Synthesize diverse, complex information to develop a compelling story with data and insights

  • Continuously seek out industry best practice and skills development to create new capabilities for data analytics at Cargill to drive better business decisions.

  • Effectively communicate, through written and oral presentation, of insights to multiple levels of management across business units and functional areas.

  • Leverage strong business acumen and business domain knowledge to anticipate business inquiries and act accordingly and decisively.

10% Consulting and Relationship Management

  • Liaise with the respective Business or Function teams to build trust and relationship by efficient delivery and engagement

  • Regularly interface with architects, analysts, process designers, and BU/Function subject matter experts to understand and evaluate business opportunities

  • Provide thought leadership to peers and senior leaders alike in the Data science space

10% Create Artifacts and Build Knowledge Base for CoE

  • While working with a business or function, continue to contribute to the Analytics Hub community of practice by building reusable artifacts, sharing knowledge and best practices

  • Establish contacts with Analytics experts within and outside of Cargill to keep pace with latest trends and updates from the Analytics industry and apply to Cargill as relevant

5% Miscellaneous Duties

  • As assigned on ad-hoc basis

  • Project demands may from time to time require work during non-standard business hours.

  • Provide consultation on project work and data related problems


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Computer Science, Data Science, Computational Linguistics, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Physics, Operations Research, or related fields.

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in the data science field

  • Solid foundation in mathematics and statistical modeling to be able to solve really complex business problems via statistical models, machine learning algorithms, text analytics/NLP etc.

  • Strong knowledge of databases and/or data models, Statistics (Regression, Clustering, Decision trees, Hyper graphs etc.), simulation, scenario analysis, etc.

  • Strong knowledge of distributed computing, data warehouse, data mining, business analytics and software development

  • Solid data management and statistical modeling skills: SAS, R, Mahout, Matlab, Python (SciPy, NumPy), SQL and Excel

  • Experience with some of these methods: Regression, Decision Trees, CART, Random Forest, Boosting, Evolutionary Programming, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, Bayesian Belief Networks, Support Vector Machines, Ensemble Methods, Association Rules, Singular Value Decomposition, Principal Component Analysis, Clustering.

  • Experience in requirement gathering through extensive workshops and creating business requirement documents

  • Strong experience of directly working with business or stakeholders from across the globe

  • Excellent communication and client engagement skills

  • Demonstrated curiosity and initiative

  • Ability to work in a globally dispersed team and matrix organization

  • English in advance level

Preferred requirements

  • Experience with Front End BI tools (Tableau, PowerBI, Business Objects)

  • Experience in agriculture or commodity businesses.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location Argentina-Santa Fe-Rosario

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: ROS00451