Cargill Corporate Development Analyst - Wayzata, MN in Wayzata, Minnesota

Corporate Development Analyst - Wayzata, MN

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.


The purpose of the Corporate Development Analyst is to focus on being part of teams involved in executing mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and divestitures at every level of the organization.

CSD is Cargill's Corporate Strategy and Development department responsible for strategy development, mergers & acquisitions, and new business development at the corporate and business unit level. CSD has a dual mission to deliver impactful recommendations regarding Cargill's toughest business challenges, and to develop future business leaders. The CSD career path leads from Analyst to Associate to Manager and beyond based on performance.

What we provide:

  • Variety: You will work on cultivating and executing corporate development projects (including acquisitions, divestitures, joint-ventures, investments) across Cargill's broad array of businesses in the Americas and globally.

  • A global experience: You will think about how to manage the risks and leverage the opportunities presented by the biggest global issues facing the world today – from food security, food safety, and sustainability to global trade flows and new technologies and business models.

  • Exposure to Cargill’s senior leadership: as an Analyst you will work directly and frequently alongside Cargill’s senior executives

  • A strong general management foundation: In CSD, you will have the opportunity to contribute to and lead high-performing project teams, hone advanced financial & corporate development knowledge and general management skills, and develop a network with colleagues from operations, finance, trading, and sales.

Practice Areas:

  • CSD team members are specialized in one of two practice areas: Corporate Strategy or Corporate Development. Corporate Strategy professionals focus on strategy development at the corporate level and work directly with Enterprise Strategy Leads at the Group and Business levels of the organization. Corporate Development professionals focus on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and equity investments at every level of the organization. Each individual’s assignments and experiences will be based on Cargill’s business needs, as well as personal capabilities and development goals.

Principal Accountabilities

50% Project execution – qualitative and quantitative data analysis including financial and valuation analysis, conducting and coordinating due-diligence, transaction structuring and documentation, project management including interaction with internal and external parties as appropriate.

30% “Gameboard” development and cultivation – detailed analysis in partnership with businesses and functions to assess market intelligence, external opportunities, industry news and developments in order to develop and cultivate targets.

20% Practice development – Assist in development of the corporate development practice including training, engagement, knowledge management and other initiatives.



  • Bachelor's degree

  • Demonstrated experience in financial analysis, due diligence, and/or project management

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time

  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork

  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Previous M&A/transaction experience (e.g. at an investment bank, private equity firm or corporate development team)

  • Bilingual and/or international experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Process Optimization/Project Management

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06482