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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cargill - Marketing Assistant Intern

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 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. Learn more at www.cargill.com.

Description

Position Objective:

At Cargill Risk Management, we look for team members with resiliency, perseverance, and high customer focus.
This is a dynamic environment offering the right individual the ability to develop new skills in today’s complex commodities markets. As a pioneer and a global leader in providing risk management solutions, our business is about partnering with customers to understand their commodity exposure and structuring risk management (over-the-counter) products to meet those needs. Our financial solutions help customers protect margins, secure budgets, hedge against inflation, minimize volatility, and maintain a competitive edgeOur team delivers these solutions through our 16  global offices, including our headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

We are seeking to hire a Marketing Assistant Intern for the Hedging Solutions team. This person will build strong relationships with our North America marketing team to serve corporate and industrial customers which include Fortune 100 companies, popular restaurant chains, food manufacturers and mid-to-large agricultural, biofuels, and animal feed companies.
 
As a member of our team, your primary focus will be to provide support and be an active contributor to our team’s growth strategy. You will be responsible for pricing quotes, executing risk management products and working cross-functionally with trading, operations and middle office and project work related to our growth strategy. This is also a unique opportunity for development into a sales representative position.
 
There’s a deep-seated sense of pride within Cargill – about our role in the world and the breadth of influence we have as a business. We know that our impact on the world begins with our actions as individuals, which is why we conduct our business with high levels of integrity, accountability and responsibility. If this sounds like a place where you can grow and thrive, we would like to hear from you.

Principal Accountabilities:

• 35% Sales Support/Customer Focus: Quoting, reviewing structures, confirming trades, manging incoming inquiries, other marketing/sales activities
• 30% Administration/Team Support: Creating and updating presentations, proofing, assisting with transaction expirations, and coordination across other functional areas or parts of Cargill
• 35% Projects: Participate in a wide variety of projects that will broaden and deepen your knowledge of Cargill and provide exposure to marketing and sales, segementation, pipeline management, and external benchmarking

Skills or Methods to Accomplish Key Areas:

• Customer Focused
• Team-oriented, fast-paced and hands-on
• Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
• Sound judgment and decision making, even when the outcome is uncertain
• Comfort in taking and managing risks and challenging the status quo
• Strong verbal and written communication skills; with an emphasis on persuasion and negotiation
• Effective interpersonal skills to work in a team environment
• Leadership qualities of integrity, conviction and courage
• Motivated and driven to succeed
• Adaptable, flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment

 Environment:

• Quick integration into the business through clear work expectations and responsibilities
• Office setting; business casual
• The internship will be 3 months in duration
 
Job Locations:
• Based in Minneapolis, Houston or Miami
• Ability and willingness to travel as needed

Other:

• The majority of recruiting and interviewing will be done during Fall/Winter 2016
 

Qualifications

 
Required Qualifications:

• Must be graduating between December 2017 and August 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree AND be eligible for full-time employment at the time of graduation
• Overall 3.3 GPA
• Ability to relocate to Minneapolis, Houston and Miami as the business will determine internship location so willingness to intern in any of the listed locations is required
• Significant quantitative and analytical competence
• Be both an individual and team contributor
• Strong communication skills – written and spoken
• Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

Desired Qualifications:
• Overall 3.5 GPA
• Demonstrated self-starter, entrepreneurial and innovative
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Second language (proficient in writing, reading and speaking)
 
Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With nearly 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www.cargill.com\careers.

 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.